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Dan Sperry

Wed 24th Oct From €34.50 BOOK NOW

MCD Presents
Dan Sperry
The Olympia Theatre
Wednesday 24th October 2018

**TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 19TH JULY AT 9AM**

Over 20 million clicks on YouTube and a six-figure, continually growing, online following make Dan Sperry (32) a social media star. His style of magic is equally as unique as his bizarre appearance. His shocking illusions and off-centre humour quickly propelled the shooting star of the international magic scene into one of the most sought after live performers of our time. His dramatic performances excite, shock, fascinate - and we're delighted to welcome him here at The Olympia Theatre!

Tickets priced from €34.50 including booking fee & €1 restoration levy go on sale at 9am Thursday 19th July via Ticketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (list here) including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330.

The fees for this event include a €1.00 restoration levy. The restoration levy will allow The Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatre goers, actors, performers & producers.

Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult, Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served. 

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Approximate stage times will be posted closer to the performance date.
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Awarded “youngest illusionist” by the Academy of Magical Arts, Dan Sperry performed in smaller clubs and theatres during the beginning of his career. As the youngest magician ever he wowed viewers for three years, in the World’s Greatest Magic Show, in Las Vegas. At the World Magic Awards TV channel FOX crowned him “Most Original Magician”. In 2010 he caused a worldwide stir with his wicked live performance on the fifth season of “America’s Got Talent” (NBC). He shocked the audience by pulling out a previously chewed up piece of candy through the skin of his neck, using dental floss, making it reappear intact – frightening the jury and unsurprisingly polling most of the audience votes. The YouTube video showing this shocker amassed more than a million views after a short time. A week later Dan Sperry ranks among the Top Ten of the most googled people on the planet.

His first big solo tour a year later became on of the most spectacular illusion tours ever. Dan Sperry toured through almost every major US-City, achieving success after success. That same year he moved from Las Vegas to New York. Six times a week he performed his own Magic Show in front of a sold out house in the theater district at Times Square. Quickly the new face of the magic scene caught the eye of the big entertainment industry. Equally celebrated by critics and audiences alike, he got voted Manhattan’s best artist in 2012 and 2013. As “Most Cutting Edge Magician”, the International Magicians Society presented him with the Oscar of the magic world in 2012, the coveted Merlin Award. During the award presentation Tony Hassimi, president and founder of the society, raved: “Dan Sperry is taking magic in a new direction with his unique persona and presentation style. He is without a question a talented forward thinking performer and brings a breath of fresh air to the magic industry.”

Dan Sperry’s popularity is growing by the day. Besides his sold out solo shows in New York he was doing more and more performances around the world. Courtesy of him the RTL show “Das Supertalent” achieved record high quotes in 2012. His unforgettable performance during the semi-finals of the season left the amazed jury in disbelief and excited over seven million TV viewers.

From 2012 to 2017 he shined as the undisputed star of the biggest magic show in the world, at the time, The Illusionists. Alongside of six prominent magic colleagues the anti-conjuror, as Sperry calls himself in reference to his appearance and style of magic, toured through the biggest arenas of the world.

Now, after a successful first solo tour throughout Germany, performing twenty shows in April and May of 2018, Dan Sperry is taking his incredible show to Dublin.

His ingenious illusions fascinate and put audiences through an emotional rollercoaster. The distinct US-American with bizarre appearance strips regular magic of their conventional elements: no cute rabbits in dusty top hats, no distracting showgirls, no cheap card tricks. In an inimitably entertaining way the shock illusionist adopts way more drastic measures. Live on stage he presents ancient voodoo rituals, swallows razor blades, lets coins disappear in his eye socket or plays a nerve wrecking version of Russian roulette. His captivating performances cause astonishment and excitement. His riskier illusions cause even the most hard-nosed to hold their breath, before the house erupts in relief, when all went well in the end.

The rock concert-esque show combines visionary illusions, wacky close-ups, eery special- and superb light effects. Embedded in a brilliantly uncanny soundtrack in the rhythm of a beating heart an impressive total work of art of Dan Sperry’s unique shock culture develops live on stage.

MAGIC NO LONGER SUCKS!

Dan Sperry

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