Get ready for another year of jaw dropping magic tricks and hilarity in the new and improved show by Showmen Productions, THE GREATEST MAGIC SHOW which is set to return to this year’s Comedy Festival, from March 28 – April 12 for the very first time at The Famous Spiegeltent, outside the Arts Centre Melbourne.
The show includes a crazy circus stunt that has to be seen to be believed; and a brand-new character – The Ringmaster who through mystical song and dance the scene is set as he describes he’s life-long journey to find the Greatest Magic Show, and after many failed attempts, decides to create one instead! Incredible illusions, circus artistry, and shooting an unsuspecting furry friend out of a cannon are just some of the things that make this family-friendly magic show the GREATEST!
As an added bonus, every child who attends the show will receive a FREE MAGIC WAND on entry and have their chance to take a photo with the stars of the show after the performance!
They finish with an inspirational, feel good message for all of the kids : that is not the size of the wand that matters in this world, but the size of your DREAMS. No matter what you want to achieve in life, if you believe in yourself, you can make your dreams come true!
WINNER Best Children’s Event 2019 – Fringe World Weeklies
WINNER Best in Fringe Kids 2019 – Sydney Fringe
“The Penn & Teller of Australia!” 5 stars, GLAM Adelaide
“A Rollicking Rollercoaster Ride for Pint-Sized Punters!” 4.5 Stars, The West Australian
Known as The Showmen, Melbourne-based comic magicians Justin Williams (26) and Sam Hume (21) will be using their combined 16 years in family entertainment to put on this revamped production.
No two performances are ever the same, with families returning day after day to witness the duo deliver laughs and never-before-seen tricks in this jam-packed spectacular that is anything but a typical children’s magic show.
If you see one show this season, it should be this. Bring the whole family along for an energetic, fun-filled day sure to delight!
Show: The Greatest Magic Show!
Dates: March 28 – April 12 (No Shows Monday)
Venue: The Famous Spiegeltent @ Arts Centre Melbourne (Festival Managed Venue)
THE SHOWMEN’S STORY
Sam Hume and Justin Williams, are seasoned performers in their own right, with an impressive portfolio across Australia and the world. After meeting in 2014, the pair have made a name for themselves with their unique blend of magic, comedy and theatre, and have been compared to Vegas’ most iconic magicians, Penn & Teller.
The Showmen’s story has been marked by success, but is not without challenges. In 2015, Sam’s home – which held all of the act’s apparatus, lighting and props – was destroyed in a housefire, causing the loss of $40,000 worth of crucial equipment. When the news broke that The Showmen would have to cancel upcoming gigs, they were overwhelmed by donations and support.
“The unbelievable backing from the community gave us the opportunity to start from scratch and build everything up again. We built a rehearsal studio and, with so much more space to rehearse, we have been able to create big, brand new effects and illusions” says Sam.
“When designing The Greatest Magic Show, we started by thinking of effects that are impossible – and then found a way to make them possible,” says Justin Williams.
“We guarantee the people of Melbourne will once again delight in this magical experience”
With a cult following and only 7 exclusive shows available, bookings are essential for what is set to be one of the greatest shows of the year.
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