IMPOSSIBLE: WEST END PREMIERE
WEST END MAGIC! – ILLUSION SPECTACULAR MAKES MONEY BACK IN FIVE WEEKS!
PRODUCER PLANS UK & WORLD TOUR BEFORE RETURNING TO LONDON IN 2016
Jamie Hendry, the producer of IMPOSSIBLE, London’s most dangerous magic and illusion show, has revealed that it 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 on Saturday 29th August, having played 41 performances.
Producer Jamie Hendry commented: “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.”
Hendry, one of a generation of new producers set up his company in 2008 aged 23. In just eight years he has produced a string of West End hits including Let It Be, Legally Blonde the Musical, Neville’s Island and La Cage aux Folles. The company has several projects in development including the new musical version of The Wind in the Willows with book by Julian Fellowes and music & lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Hendry was named last year in The Stage’s list of the 100 most influential individuals working in theatre and the arts.
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. The show features a stellar line-up of the best magicians and illusionists from around the world including:grand illusionist Luis de Matos; dangerman and escapologist Jonathan Goodwin; mind-blowing mind-reader Chris Cox; spell-binding digital marvel Jamie Allan; daredevil and swordsman Aaron Crow; boundary breaking magician Ben Hart and sleight of hand master Ali Cook.
IMPOSSIBLE is produced by Jamie Hendry Productions, with creative direction by Anthony Owen, direction by Lloyd Wood, scenic design by Andrew D. Edwards, lighting design by Tim Lutkin, sound design by Gareth Owen, video design by Duncan McLean and music by Michael Bradley.
For more information about the future dates for Impossible, people are advised to check the show’s official website www.ImpossibleLive.com and social media channels.