THE ILLUSIONISTS (2012 Australia)
As Vice President of Asia Pacific for TML Enterprises, executive producer of the world tour The Illusionists – Witness The Impossible, which began at the Concert Hall in the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Opera House, Australia in January 2012 with a sell-out season at the Sydney Opera House reaching an audience of 31,000 in nine days, followed by a Mexico City eight-day season with an audience of 42,000 in a pattern that would follow quickly around the world. The show packed out Adelaide Festival Centre and Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane, and Auckland, New Zealand before a launching world tour from London’s West End.
Simon Painter and Tim Lawson created The Illusionists – Witness The Impossible, now the most successful magic show in history, playing multiple productions throughout the world and smashing box office records.
The Illusionists Director and Grand Illusionist was Brett Daniels.
For TML Enterprises: Tim Lawson (CEO); Toby Simkin (VP Asia Pacific); Adrian Storey (Associate Producer); Gabi Overton (General Manager); Frank Harlow (Production Manager); Robbert Van Der Zwaag (Company Manager); Jay Lawrence (Ticketing); Damien Chambers (Production Associate); Tom Lambert (Production Associate); Pitcher Partners (Accounts); Peter Hourigan (Insurance); William Mulholland (Legals); AKA Australia (Marketing) and Julie Cavanagh, Bruce Pollack (Publicity).
The Illusionists was a world first. 7 of the greatest magicians on the planet came together for the first time, bringing with them the very best of their individual acts and a whole team of magical assistants. The result was a brand new show packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions creating a whole new genre of spectacular entertainment for the whole family.
From never before seen illusions to jaw dropping acts of levitation, mind-reading and escapes, The Illusionists was revolutionary, bringing the age old art of magic into the 21st century. Cutting edge and contemporary, the hand-picked cast of internationally renowned illusionists together created a blockbuster show featuring a stunning mix of their most outrageous and unbelievable optical illusions including nail-biting Russian roulette, jaw-dropping acts of levitation, mind-reading, disappearances and escapes.
This show saw the magicians take their cue from the showmanship of the great illusionists of the past – such as Houdini – and combine it with contemporary sets, costume design, technology and live band Z, to create a spell-binding family-friendly blockbuster.
The Anti-Conjuror – Dan Sperry
David Copperfield meets Marilyn Manson.
Speciality: Shock illusions and master sleight of hand.
The Inventor – Kevin James
A magical scientist and collector of the strange and unusual
Speciality: Ground-breaking optical illusions.
The Grand Illusionist – Brett Daniels
The magician’s magician.
Speciality: Jaw-dropping mega illusions.
The Gentleman – James Dimmare
Timeless, sophisticated, world class.
Speciality: Dove magic
The Trickster – Jeff Hobson
The host of Las Vegas
Speciality: Magic that will make you laugh and steal the show!