Magic and illusion returns to West End

London theatre news: Wednesday 21 April 2021

London West End - Magic/ illusion

Wonderment will bring some of the greatest illusionists to the West End's Palace Theatre from 16 July to 30 August.
Wonderment at the Palace Theatre

Image courtesy Palace Theatre

As theatre schedules start to fill up again after a long period without much in the way of live entertainment, there's some welcome news for lovers of magic and illusion with the announcement that Wonderment is to get a season at the Palace Theatre from 16 July to 30 August.

The production is set to bring together some of the greatest illusionists in 'breath-taking displays of magic and illusion that will electrify, surprise and delight'.

Multi-award-winning mind reader and TV star, Chris Cox, and the most talked about woman in magic, Josephine Lee have today been announced in the line-up with three further acts yet to be confirmed.

Chris Cox has sold out UK tours and runs at Fringe Festivals from Edinburgh to New Zealand, and is no stranger to the Palace Theatre as the Magic and Illusions Assistant for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Josephine Lee took the magic world by storm after her appearance on Britain's Got Talent in 2017.

Her dynamic and modern spin on illusion saw her act hit millions of views overnight.

Both Chris and Josephine are stars of The Illusionists which has played on Broadway, the West End and around the world, as well as Impossible which travelled from the West End on to a world tour.

Director, Annabel Mutale Reed said ...

"It's an absolute privilege to be creating Wonderment with world class magicians, who are bringing their greatest illusions to the West End this summer.

Audiences have been making memories at The Palace Theatre for 130 years, and we are delighted to be filling its stage with a vibrant 2021 twist on an old-fashioned variety show.

Wonderment is an exhilarating, mind-bending show that really has to be seen to be believed, all under the roof of what was once described as 'The Handsomest Music Hall in Europe'!

Wonderment producer, Stephen McGill added ...

"We are so excited to bring some magic and wonder to the West End again, which we know has been sorely missed during this difficult last year.

Our fun-packed family show is full of magic, illusion, and comedy.

It promises some old- fashioned entertainment with some innovative, fresh, contemporary style and exceptional performers.

We hope it will cast a spell over our audiences and fill them with Wonderment!"

Show listing information


Five incredible acts.

A vaudevillian journey of illusion.

WONDERMENT brings its magic to the West End this Summer.

WONDERMENT brings together some of the greatest illusionists live on stage in a breath-taking display of magic and illusion that will electrify, surprise and leave theatregoers in awe at what they are seeing.

WONDERMENT gives a fresh, dynamic and thrilling spin on one of the greatest historical art forms, magic.

Five acts will appear at each performance and showcase their incredible talents, acts announced so far are, the multi-award-winning Mind Reader and TV star Chris Cox and star of Britain's Got Talent's Josephine Lee, the most talked about woman in magic.

Step inside the wonderous Palace Theatre and be transported to a variety performance like no other where the audiences are an integral part of the show - comedy, illusion, magic, entertainment and mystery make it a fun night for all the family.

You'll be amazed, entertained and puzzled as this show like no other has to be seen to be believed!


Chris Cox

Josephine Lee


Director: Annabel Mutale Reed
Set designer: Justin Williams
Production: John-Webb Carter and Jamie Chapman Dixon, Carter Dixon Productions, Stephen McGill, McGill Productions, Piers Cottee-Jones, Piers Cottee-Jones Entertainment in association with Mitchell Reeve for M. Green Productions, Carlos Candal and Paul Mansfield


Palace Theatre
Shaftesbury Avenue


From: Friday 16 July 2021

Closes: Monday 30 August 2021


Standard: From £19.50 - £59.50 plus booking fees

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