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World Leading Magicians to perform in the Capital

World Leading Magicians to perform in the Capital

Six of the world’s best magic acts will be performing in a one-off show at the Wellington Opera House, during Labour weekend this year. With the performers flying into Wellington from the USA, Canada, Australia and South Korea, the event promises to be one of biggest magic shows the capital has ever seen.

Hosted by Canada’s leading comedian magician David Merry, the show stars one of magic’s greatest line-ups with performers who are each masters of their own discipline. Acts include Lukas Lee, a world champion manipulator from South Korea, Charlie Frye, a vaudeville variety act from Vegas and Paul Romhany, a NZ born mentalist currently living in Canada. The show also includes two of Australia’s leading magic acts, including champion street magician Nick Nickolas and crowd favorite Phil “Trust Me” Cass.

“They’re all brilliant magicians in their own right,” says the show’s organizer, and president of the Wellington Magic Club, Nopera Whitley, “but amount of variety in this single show, has probably never been seen in Wellington before.”

Magicians in the Capital is showing at the Wellington Opera House for one show only on the 24th of October at 7.30pm. Tickets range from $30 - $40 and can be purchased at

Cast Bios

David Merry (Canada)

David Merry is Canada’s premier comic magician and has opened for the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Howie Mandel, Weird Al Yankovic and was a joke writer for Joan Rivers and Jay Leno. He hosted Global TV’s hit sports trivia show “Game On” and currently stars in Super Channel’s hilarious “Too Much Information”.

Lukas Lee (South Korea)

Lukas Lee took the world by storm in 2014, winning the Asia Stage Magic Championship and coming second in the World Championship of Manipulation and Stage Magic. His expert sleight-of-hand is a marvel to witness and he is fast becoming one of the most sought-after magic acts around the globe.

Charlie Frye & Co. (USA)

One of the world’s most in demand American variety acts, Charlie Frye has thrilled audiences around the world. Specialising in juggling, magic and physical comedy, Charlie is often compared to classic comedians like Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.

Nick Nickolas (Australia)

One of the best street entertainers in the world, Nick Nickolas is a one-man entertainment event. In 2014, he won the ‘European Championships of Street Magic’ and is currently in high demand by cruise ships and entertainment festivals worldwide.

Paul Romhany

Paul Romhany has spent the past 25 years performing all over the world. He has performed for The Royal Family of Monaco, at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood and on high end cruise ships. Consequently, he was recently awarded the Robert Houdin Award for being the hardest working-man in magic.

Phil Cass

He’ll cut off your tie, lift your watch and split your sides! Phil Cass is one of corporate Australia’s most nationally recognised comedy entertainers and has won ‘The Australian Specialty Act of the Year’ on eight separate occasions as well as ‘Australian Performer of the Year’ in 2014 at the Australian Mo awards.

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