First Look: Making the Impossible possible

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FUSING technological trickery, death-defying stunts, grand stage illusions and close-up magic, Impossible, the ‘greatest magic show on Earth’, comes to the Playhouse next week, fresh from a ground-breaking run in London’s West End.

Prepare to be mesmerised, baffled and awe-struck as a troupe of world class impossibilists entertain, using a mix of magical skills.

Before that, however, meet the starts of the show and get an exclusive glimpse of what lies in store here.

Impossible, Playhouse, Greenside Place, Tuesday-Saturday, 7.30pm (matinees 2.30pm), £16.90-£48.90, 0844-871 3014

JOSEPHINE LEE/CHRIS COX

Josephine Lee and Chris Cox combine their talents. Picture: supplied

Josephine Lee and Chris Cox combine their talents. Picture: supplied

GRAND Illusionist Josephine Lee is one of the fastest in the business, breaking the world record for the most number of illusions performed in five minutes with the world-renowned Hans Klok - an accolade she holds to this day.

Mind-reading specialist Chris Cox stars in BBC3’s Killer Magic, bewildering audiences with his unique talent. He’s the man behind the magic at Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck and has flummoxed audiences on stages across the country in his multi-award winning tour Fatal Distraction.

BEN HART

AT the age of 16 Ben Hart won the Magic Circle’s Young Magician of the Year Award and his most recent show, The Vanishing Boy, sold-out to astonished audiences. He recently starred in BBC 3’s Killer Magic, where his unorthodox approaches amazed audiences.

Ben Hart has gone from strength to strength since being named the Magic Circle's Young Magician of the Year. Picture: supplied

Ben Hart has gone from strength to strength since being named the Magic Circle's Young Magician of the Year. Picture: supplied

LEE THOMPSON

LEE Thompson has entertained on stage, screen and TV for more than 25 years, starring in shows for Cirque du Soleil, Mugler Follies in Paris, Cannes and Hollywood. From physical comedy, misdirection and stylish sleight-of hand, his dexterity will have you flummoxed.

JONATHAN GOODWIN

DAREDEVIL and TV Escapologist Jonathan Goodwin first appeared on Channel 4’s Dirty Tricks. In his television series The Incredible Mr Goodwin, he pushes the limits of possibility with stunts that range from extreme planking to climbing skyscrapers.

Lee Thompson excels in physical comedy, misdirection and sleight of hand. Picture: supplied

Lee Thompson excels in physical comedy, misdirection and sleight of hand. Picture: supplied

MAGICAL BONES

STREET conjurer and break-dancing master Magical Bones is the world’s best hip-hop magician. Starting out as a dancer for Madonna and the Black Eyed Peas, Bones has since turned his attention to wowing the public with expert sleight-of-hand.

Jonathan Goodwin with one of his tools of the trade. Picture: supplied

Jonathan Goodwin with one of his tools of the trade. Picture: supplied

Magical Bones combines his loves of dancing and magic. Picture: supplied

Magical Bones combines his loves of dancing and magic. Picture: supplied