Colin Cloud is a world-renowned ‘mind reader’ who is currently touring New Zealand in The Magicians. In this interview with Andrew Whiteside, he talks about his love of Sherlock Holmes and his career.
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Five of the world’s leading magicians come to New Zealand in October performing a show mixing the quirky, the skills and the strange in a world of the impossible. Heading the magical line-up and hosting the show is Scotland’s Colin Cloud. Colin is a well-known mind reader and has been called the closest thing to a real-life Sherlock Holmes. He recently appeared on America’s Got Talent with his performance gaining more than 80 million views online in just 15 days. From Madrid, Spain, Hector Mancha took the magic world by storm in 2015 when he won the highest honour any magician can receive – the FISM World Grand Prix of Magic Award. He brings his award-winning act featuring card magic and manipulation live to New Zealand stages on this tour. Hailing from the USA, Shin Lim has ‘fooled’ Penn and Teller, performed on Broadway and in 2015was awarded the ‘World Championship of Close-Up Card Magic’. With more than 47 million views on YouTube, Shin is one of magic’s hottest young stars and will blow your mind with his skill and dexterity. Fellow American Rob Zabrecky is two-time Hollywood Magic Castle ‘Stage Magician of the Year’ and creates a dryly abstracted, austere universe that pushes magic to its very edges exploring bizarre and contemplative human behaviour. World-renowned variety act Charlie Frye and Co. (USA) is often compared to classic comedians, Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Charlie plays the rubber-faced, put-upon magician, with Sherry as his bored assistant – together the pair perform an act melding silent comedy, magic, clowning, and juggling.
WELLINGTON: Opera House | Saturday 21 October 7.30pm | Book tickets at Ticketek 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) www.ticketek.co.nz
PALMERSTON NORTH: Regent on Broadway | Wednesday 25 October 7.30pm | Book tickets at Ticketdirect 0800 224 224 www.ticketdirect.co.nz
NEW PLYMOUTH: TSB Showplace | Saturday 28 October 7.30pm | Book tickets at Ticketek 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) www.ticketek.co.nz
AUCKLAND: Aotea Centre | Saturday 4 November 7.30pm | Book tickets at Ticketmaster 0800 111 999 www.ticketmaster.co.nz