Monday, October 23rd, 2017

The Illusionists are bringing their spectacular stage show back to Dubai – probably in a puff of smoke. Six highly-skilled performers, each with their own specific area of expertise, will have audiences scratching their heads and gasping, “How did they do that?”

The stage troupe brought their show to the Dubai World Trade Centre last August in a sold out two-week spell. Acts such as The Anti-Conjuror, The Inventor, The Trickster and The Escapologist performed feats of Russian roulette, levitation, mind-reading, disappearances and escapes – with plenty of pyrotechnics.

This time, six new acts are on board for the September run: The Warrior, The Deceptionist, The Unusualist, The Futurist, The Manipulator, and The Master Magician in a show titled The Illusionists 2.0.

The World Trade Centre will host ten performances featuring giant 3D projections, video screens and other cutting edge technology. Creative Producer Simon Painter says, “The Illusionists 2.0 creates a 21st century stage spectacular that will leave audiences spellbound.”

Launching in January 2012 with a sold-out season at the famous Sydney Opera House in Australia, The Illusionists have wowed crowds in Mexico, New Zealand and the UK. The show’s tagline asks you to “witness the impossible.” Here’s your guide to the magical maestros coming to Dubai this autumn.

Illusionist: The Master Magician
Real name: Luis de Matos
Skill: Mega illusions
From: Portugal

Illusionist: The Unusualist
Real name: Raymond Crowe
Skill: Optical illusions
From: Australia

Illusionist: The Deceptionist
Real name: James More
Skill: Sleight of hand
From: Britain

Illusionist: The Futurist
Real name: Adam Trent
Skill: Technology illusions
From: America

Illusionist: The Warrior
Real name: Aaron Crow
Skill: Weapon magic
From: Belgium

Illusionist: The Manipulator
Real name: Yu Ho-Jin
Skill: Card manipulation
From: South Korea