CULTURE

A master of the grandest illusions

His is a kingdom where people and objects disappear and reappear, going against all laws of nature. How he does it doesn’t really matter; what matters is that his audiences believe that magic truly exists. David Copperfield, the sensational magician and illusionist, the man who erased – albeit for a short while – the Statue of Liberty from the face of the Earth and was seen walking through the Great Wall of China, is coming to Athens. Beginning on Wednesday and running to November 6, Copperfield will appear in 16 performances at the Faliron Olympic Complex, in a run including morning, afternoon and evening shows. Athens is Copperfield’s last stop in a tour that has taken him and his team to some 24 European cities. While in town, special security measures will protect the magician’s top secrets – the public is forbidden from taking photographs or videotaping any parts of his production. As a general rule, it takes Copperfield no less than two-and-a-half years to perfect a trick, from the moment it is conceived to the day it is executed on stage. Titled «An Intimate Night of Grand Illusion,» the production was partly inspired by an unfulfilled wish of Copperfield’s grandfather. Like the rest of the world, he dreamed of winning the lottery and acquiring that one thing he always desired. Tickets are on sale at Virgin Megastores and at Ticketnet.gr at 210.884.0600.