It’s the show that has everyone talking, and even Las Vegas is keen for a peek! After sold out shows at the Brisbane Comedy Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival, The Naked Magicians are returning to the Brisbane Powerhouse for a limited season from 19 June.
Magic, mirth and a touch of mayhem, this boisterous R-rated magic show strips away the top hats and capes, starring two Brisbane boys – whose mothers are still very proud of them – Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler. Their mantra is, good magicians don’t need sleeves and great magicians don’t need pants! And this show proves just that!
With no pockets or sleeves to rely on, The Naked Magicians’ unique interactive tricks are mind-boggling, entertaining and fabulously saucy, taking abracadabra and magic to a whole new level!
The show is the brainchild of Simon Painter who is behind the biggest magic show on the planet, The Illusionists, and actually came to fruition while Painter was in Adelaide last year. Painter met up with Wayne, and they worked the outline for the show on the premise: What if ‘Magic Mike’ actually had magic in it?
Enter Mike Tyler, Wayne’s long-time friend and collaborator, and the trio spent six months brainstorming, writing, drinking beer, fine tuning tricks and working on their abs, until they had created a show that was a perfect balance of naughty, sexy, funny magic, bringing a whole new meaning to “now you see it”.
The creative team are quick to point out at the show is R-rated and there will be nudity, it’s not grubby, dirty humour – expect to be entertained, and wowed by real magicians with years of practice and training behind them.
Tyler and Wayne are thrilled that Australian audiences are no prudes, and are currently enjoying huge success in their premiere major national tour, having sold out shows in Brisbane, Adelaide and Sydney already this year. After Brisbane they will tour regional Queensland, with plans for Las Vegas later in 2014.
“We like to think of our show as the True Blood of magic shows – a great balance between impressive magic tricks, comedy and gratuitous nudity that absolutely knocks people’s sock off.” said Christopher.
The Naked Magicians
Visy Theatre – Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm (Brisbane)
Season: 19 – 29 June 2014
Bookings: (07) 3358 8600 or online at: www.brisbanepowerhouse.org
For more information, visit: www.thenakedmagicians.com.au for details.
Image: The Naked Magicians