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Important Message from The Illusionists 2.0 company On Saturday 11 January 2014, our friend and renowned hypnotist, Dr Scott Lewis, passed away. He made a remarkable contribution to this world premiere production, and he is dearly missed.
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The Illusionists 2.0

Venue Concert Hall, QPAC, Brisbane
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Dates 19 to 27 Jan 2014

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Important Message from The Illusionists 2.0 company
On Saturday 11 January 2014, our friend and renowned hypnotist, Dr Scott Lewis, passed away. He made a remarkable contribution to this world premiere production, and he is dearly missed. We dedicate the Brisbane season to his memory.

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HOT OFF THE PRESS - 2014 REVIEWS!

...will blow your mind. - The Courier Mail, January 2014

The world's best magicians - the equivalent of Marvel Comics' super team The Avengers - have returned... for their brand new show... hi-tech magic, death-defying stunts, deception, and comedy all rolled up into one. Forget abracadabra and rabbits jumping out of hats because The Illusionists 2.0 will make you question whether Harry Potter really is the 'chosen one'. - Adelaide Advertiser, January 2014

Call magic what you will - trick, illusion, prestidigitation, or 'sleight-of-hand': but call "The Illusionists 2.0" excellent... This production is dazzling, thrilling, surprising, funny and extremely entertaining - in short, ideal family summer fare. - Adelaide Theatre Guide, January 2014

Bigger, bolder and …. better-looking, this new generation of performers takes audiences on a rollercoaster ride into the realm of the impossible which not only raises the bar for magic shows, but makes it vanish into thin air. - Indaily, Adelaide, January 2014

Experience the all new spine-tingling chills and awe-inspiring thrills of The Illusionists 2.0, a sophisticated magic extravaganza of unprecedented proportions this January. Featuring a new generation of internationally renowned Illusionists, this is the must see Summer entertainment spectacular!

After a sellout season last summer, The Illusionists 2.0 delivers six new masters that will astound you with acts of visual, mental and optical illusion that have never been seen before.

A stunning sequel, which follows the outstanding success of the original production that has taken the world by storm, propels audiences into the future of magic and illusion using cutting-edge visual effects including giant 3D interactive projections. A fast-paced, high-energy powerhouse performance, The Illusionists 2.0 gives audiences the chance to witness the magical genius of six of the world’s greatest stars of their craft, each with a unique skill that has won them countless fans globally.

Adults, teenagers and children will be mesmerised by these grand masters of 21st century magic and illusion. Edgy, exciting and most of all fun, it’s the perfect family summer entertainment!

Audiences will experience the incredible performances of six of the world’s greatest Illusionists, currently receiving rave reviews in Sydney, all delivered in a full-length show.

A limited number of QPAC booster cushions are available and patrons are encouraged to bring their own soft cushions (not car booster seats) to avoid disappointment.
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"It's deliciously, self-knowingly over the top and brain-bendingly spectacular - genuinely satisfying family entertainment that should not be missed." - The Daily Telegraph Sydney

"For once, here is a blockbuster magic show that lives up to the hype and delivers something full of dazzle, invention and imagination." - INDAILY Adelaide

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9:29 AM - 28/01/2014
By Kirk
Rather elementary magic, not illusionists. As performers, they are impressive however if you are expecting an amazing mind blowing magical spectacular, please temper your expectations. Card tricks? Obvious backstage switch by the Futurist? I know its not real, but many of it was so obviously obvious that it was simply not great. Clever, but the hype isn't worth it
FREAKING MINDFREAK!!!!!
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6:46 PM - 25/01/2014
By Hayden Dutton
OMG This show was just utterly indescribable beyond words, I couldn't even comprehend what they just did it was confusing and bewildering beyond belief. I just suffered from a mindfreak for sure I mean all of them were just so good and just left me at the edge of my seat with my heart pumping...there is no reprieve at all from the action. Top notch stuff with amazing lighting and stage setting especially with those edgy 3D glasses which really disorientated me. My applause went to the quick performances of the Manipultists, simply amazing because of the fact he was practically the master of all cards...I swear he was made of cards because of the stuff he did. Not saying...YOU'VE JUST GOT TO SEE IT LIVE AND IN PERSON. Still going on till Monday, this is a show you just got to see to believe...it will make you believe magic is real. If there's a 3.0 my name is written all over those tickets...I just want to go again and again.
Simply fantastic !!
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1:39 PM - 23/01/2014
By Gary & Maizy Taylor
A great show which met and exceeded all expectations, loved by my daughter who watched through her fingers !!....all performers were standouts, cant wait for 3.0 !
Was one of the best shows
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11:42 PM - 21/01/2014
By Emily Howe
I saw the show a few days ago for my 16th birthday and it was amazing. I have never been so shocked in my life from the card tricks they did. the fire was so extreme and dramatic and it made my heart pound faster and faster as I didn't know what was coming next. Defiantly a show to go to!. They involve the audience very well and its something that is very important in performing :) It had comedy swell which was awesome. Except one thing..There were these 2 grown men in front of me AND I COULDNT ACTUALLY SEE THEM ON THE STAGE. Please don't let the adults take the booster seats as its rude to us 15 year olds behind them :(


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