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February 2, 2023

A magical supergroup

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Showmen – The Ultimate Magic Spectacular at Ballina RSL on 21 January.

The biggest names in Australian magic have assembled their next sell-out smash hit, Showmen – The Ultimate Magic Spectacular featuring a supergroup of conjurers, tricksters, comedians, illusionists, and daredevils. Showmen is a jaw-dropping spectacle of live magic, illusions and stunts. 

The Echo caught up with magic Mike Tyler (one half of The Naked Magicians, Australia’s biggest ever magic export) to talk about this new venture, a wonderful family-friendly show.

Tyler says straight up that this show has no nudity, no swearing, and no social/political topics. It’s pure entertainment for all ages – if it was a movie it would be rated G!

Tyler says what he loves the most about performing are the reactions from the audience. ‘It’s the look of wonder, the applause, the laughter and cheering. I love that Showmen is enjoyed by adults, kids, and grandparents. Families comes to this show and enjoy it just as much as couples or groups of adults’. 

Tyler says his favourite trick in the show is an ‘impossible prediction’ that the entire cast perform together. 

Did he think he’d grow up to be a magician? ‘When I was young I don’t think I had any career plans beyond wanting to be a fireman or the host of Playschool. After high school, I studied at university and had a ‘normal’ job for a while before realising I could chase my dream to become a full-time magician. Thousands of shows and over 300 international cities later, it seems to be working out’.

Showmen – The Ultimate Magic Spectacular also stars Mike’s ‘partners in crime’, Christopher Wayne, Apollo Jackson (Australia’s Got Talent), Josh Norbido (Australia’s Got Talent semi-finalist), and Joel ‘The Cirque Stuntman’ Fenton.

The magic of live entertainment is back – see this great show on 21 January at the Ballina RSL. For more information visit: ballinarsl.com.au.

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