Preview: X-treme Magic, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Preview: X-treme Magic, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Prepare to be dazzled, petrified and astounded: the world’s most dangerous magic show, X-treme Magic, is coming to Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, on 18 October 2022.

Produced by Shone Productions, this is a modern-day spectacle of magic and illusion like no other – no rabbits are being pulled out of hats on this tour!

Created in Las Vegas and rehearsed over a period of two years, X-treme Magic has been designed to shock and thrill.

With death-defying, edge-of-your-seat stunts, sensational stage illusions, daredevil escapology, and mind-blowing magic, audiences will leave with minds boggled for weeks to come.

Starring Master Illusionist, Richard Cadell, who will be joined by a full supporting cast, including Britain’s Got Talent winner Richard Jones, from Penn & Teller’s ‘Fool Us’, John Archer – international award-winning quick-change artiste, Solange Kardinaly making his first ever UK debut, and internationally acclaimed manipulator, Arkadio José, as well as fire artists, specialty acts and dancers.

With a cast of the world’s most renowned illusionists and magicians, audiences up and down the country will be equally astonished as they are terrified, as they watch motorcycles appear from nowhere, escape attempts from a straitjacket whilst hung from a burning rope, and Russian roulette being played with sticks of dynamite.

You might just want to bring a cushion to hide behind!

“Forget card tricks and hankies – this is thrilling magic the scale of which has never been seen in the UK before,” says star of the show, Richard Cadell.

“We have uniquely combined circus skills and genuine danger, with some of the most mind-boggling illusions ever imagined.”

Producer, James Shone, adds: “I am delighted to be touring across the UK this autumn. The show has been created in Las Vegas and promises to be one of the finest productions there is.

“We have some of the leading magicians and illusionists in the industry who have all helped to create a remarkable production. I’m certain you won’t want to miss it!”

Tickets for X-treme Magic (18 October) are on sale at or 02380 711811.


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