The show will be performing at the Palace Theatre from the 16th July until the 30th August.
The full line up of headline acts for Wonderment: Magic & Illusion has now been announced ahead of the show beginning performances at the Palace Theatre in July for a limited season.
Joining the previously announced Chris Cox (Chris Cox’s Mind Boggling Magic, CBBC) and Josephine Lee (Britain’s Got Talent, ITV) will be Young & Strange, Edward Hilsum, Amazí. and Symoné (who will split the run with their hula hooping finesse). They will be supported by an ensemble made up of Louise Douglas, Annalisa Midolo, Lee Pratt and Mervin Noronha. .Further guest acts for the run have yet to be announced.
Young & Strange is comprised of stage illusionists Richard Young and Sam Strange. As well as live performances, the pair create online video content to showcase original and exciting formats for magic.
Edward Hilsum starred alongside Young & Strange in the record-breaking Champions of Magic. His original shows have received acclaim from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to Las Vegas and he was invited to be part of the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.
Performing from 16th – 26th July and 18th – 28th August will be Amazí. An international hula hooper, she’s performed at the National Theatre, the Tate and Glastonbury Festival as well as for Children in Need and BBC’s Crackerjack. Symoné will take to the stage from 28th July – 16th August, combining hula hooping, roller skating and dance with psychedelic style. She has performed for clients including Instagram, ASOS, Kate Nash, and Sun Ra’s Arkestra.
Talking about the news of the line up, director Annabel Mutale Reed said: “It’s an absolute privilege to be creating
Wonderment: Magic & Illusion with world class performers, who are bringing their greatest acts 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. It is an exhilarating show that really has to be seen to be believed!”
The creative team for the show includes: set design by Justin Williams, costume design by Penn O’Gara and technical manager Dickson Cossar.