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Magical new show Wonderment heading to the West End this summer

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A brand new magical stage show is heading to the West End this summer.

Described as a “vaudevillian journey of illusion”, Wonderment will play at the Palace Theatre between 16 July and 30 August with tickets on sale here.

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The show will star multi-award-winning mind reader and TV star, Chris Cox and magician Josephine Lee, both stars of The Illusionists which has played on Broadway, the West End and across the globe.

A further five acts will showcase their awe-inspiring talents at every performance with the rest of the line-up to be announced soon.

A teaser of the production shares: “There’s magic brewing in the West End once more. A vaudevillian journey of illusion, with performers at the cutting edge of their art, Wonderment is set to astonish audiences this summer at the Palace Theatre. This fun night for all the family must be seen to be believed.

“Wonderment brings together some of the greatest illusionists live on stage in breath-taking displays of magic and illusion that will electrify, surprise and delight.”

Chris Cox has sold out UK tours and runs at Fringe Festivals from Edinburgh to New Zealand, and is no stranger to the Palace Theatre as the Magic and Illusions Assistant for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Josephine Lee took the magic world by storm after her appearance on Britain’s Got Talent in 2017. Her dynamic and modern spin on illusion saw her act hit millions of views
overnight.

Director Annabel Mutale Reed commented: “It’s an absolute privilege to be creating Wonderment with world class magicians, who are bringing their greatest illusions to the West End this summer. Audiences have been making memories at The Palace Theatre for 130 years, and we are delighted to be filling its stage with a vibrant 2021 twist on an old-fashioned variety show.

“Wonderment is an exhilarating, mind-bending show that really has to be seen to be believed, all under the roof of what was once described as ‘The Handsomest Music Hall in Europe’!

Producer, Stephen McGill added: “We are so excited to bring some magic and wonder to the West End again, which we know has been sorely missed during this difficult last year. Our fun-packed family show is full of magic, illusion, and comedy. It promises some old- fashioned entertainment with some innovative, fresh, contemporary style and exceptional performers. We hope it will cast a spell over our audiences and fill them with Wonderment!”

Nica Burns said: “Wonderment: fantastic and fantastical, full of surprises and marvel. Hugely entertaining. A perfect summer show for all. Just the tonic.”

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