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Magicians Exposed as Time Travellers

Image Caption: “Nopera Whitley (left) and nine year old Niko Nash-Krippner (right), eagerly await the premiere of their show Time Travellers."
Photographer: Nikki Prokop

Magicians Exposed as Time Travellers

BATS Theatre, on the corner of Cuba and Dixon Streets

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Ever wondered how magicians perform their miracles? Nopera Whitley and Niko Nash-Krippner are no ordinary illusionists, and claim to perform their feats through manipulation of the time-space continuum.

Written and directed by Whitley, Time Travellers premieres during the NZ Fringe Festival 2014. The show follows two time travellers (posing as magicians) who have landed just in time for their 'Magic Show'. They soon reveal their mastery of the 4th dimension, and hurl the audience back in time to relive the duo’s sinister past.

Not wanting to ruin the surprise, Whitley is hesitant to reveal too many details about the show. However, he says that the aim is to make people "question their reality".

"You will see some classic magic effects, but this is certainly no ordinary magic show," says Whitley. “It’s a little dark, and I hope people leave [the show] believing that they have just witnessed genuine time travel."

Whitley has been tutoring Nash-Krippner in the art of magic for the past three years.

"I met Niko when he was only six" says Whitley. "We have always talked about performing together, and our mentor/student relationship is one that we have a lot of fun with in the show – it creates a new way to tell our story”.

This show will be the first time the duo appear on stage together.

While only nine years old, Nash-Krippner is recognised as New Zealand’s Junior Champion of Stage Magic (a category which includes competitors up to 16 years).

Whitley is the current NZ Close-Up and Card Magic Champion. He is also president of the Wellington Magic Club and founder of NZ’s largest magic shop.

Time Travellers will show on Saturday the 8th to Sunday the 9th of Feb at 5pm, and Saturday the 15th to Sunday 16th of Feb at 5pm. Ticket prices range from $12 - $18 and are available at

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