West End magic show, Impossible, is set for a national tour and a return to the West End after being a box office smash.
Producer, Jamie Hendry, revealed today, that he is also planning to take London’s most dangerous magic and illusion show around the world.
Hendry pulled an ace out of his sleeve by bringing together some of the finest modern mentalists and magicians. Impossible has recouped its West End costs of £950,000 in just over one month during its run at the Noël Coward Theatre.
It has been several decades since a magic show of this scale has run in the West End, and bumper audiences over the busy summer period have driven the box office to even greater levels than had been anticipated.
The London season will come to an end this Saturday having played 41 sell-out performances.
Producer Jamie Hendry said: “Impossible was a hugely high-risk show to produce and I’m delighted for everyone involved that it has proved to be a commercial success story so quickly.
“It’s always deeply satisfying to produce work that captures the public’s attention and I’m thrilled to have created such an exciting and unique show that has put live magic firmly back into the West End.
“As a young boy I remember being enchanted by magic and it’s been so rewarding to see audiences of all ages leaving full of wonder and amazement.
“Impossible has managed to very quickly find its place in the crowded market of musicals and plays, and by its nature delivered one of the most spectacular shows you can see on a London stage.
“I am thrilled that we will be announcing plans for our UK and worldwide tour very shortly and look forward to bringing Impossible back to the capital next year.”
Impossible fuses escapology, mind-reading, sleight-of-hand and disappearance, as well as bringing some traditional tricks up to date by using contemporary technologies such as iPads and lasers.