Audiences are invited to jump into the enchanting tale of a young boy who longs to become a brilliant magician when Netherlands’ acclaimed Het Filiaal theatermakers present The Great Illusionist at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Fairfax Studio from August 4 – 5.
The clever theatre production designed for families and children aged 8 years and above is a tale of daring and willpower, the importance of a good assistant, and of course, a white rabbit.
Packed with cleverly executed illusions and tantalising tricks, it proves there’s more to magic than meets the eye. The rich, multilayered production features live music, a crazy rabbit chase, world-renowned hand puppets, a moving romance, impressive illusions and marvellous tricks.
Made up of three intersecting story lines, audiences are given an insight into life backstage for a clever rabbit and magician’s assistant, a young boy’s dreams of being an illusionist and three large-scale illusions.