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Copperfield kicks it off in Australia

August 16, 2009

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Copperfield kicks off Oz tour

Posted Fri Aug 7, 2009 8:47am AEST 
Updated Fri Aug 7, 2009 8:46am AEST

Illusionist David Copperfield has promised to make dreams come true during his first Australian tour in 10 years.

The American performer’s latest production, An Intimate Evening Of Grand Illusion, features vanishing acts, a trick involving a lethal black African scorpion and a death-defying stunt of walking through a 12-foot industrial fan.

But Copperfield says the main aim of the show is to take dreams and make them become reality using his state-of-the-art wizardry.

“It’s all about dreams, making dreams come true,” Copperfield said.

“It’s about my personal life, about my grandfather’s dreams, my dreams.

“Whether it’s showing the audience how it’s possible to win the lottery – my grandfather’s dream – or if people wish for the perfect car, the perfect motorcycle we make that happen.

“You laugh a little bit, cry a little bit and go ‘wow’ a lot.”

Copperfield also promises there will be plenty of audience participation in his shows.

“They’re all selected at random and they all become part of the show – they vanish, they disappear,” he said.

“It makes it more fun because you never know what to expect. You never get bored. You have to really be on your toes.”

It’s been a decade since Copperfield was last in Australia.

The 52-year-old says he wanted to come back sooner but bringing a show of this size across the world is no small feat.

“It takes a long time to do a big show like this and travel that far – a lot of airplanes, a lot of people and equipment,” he said.

“Last time was very complicated. But I’ve been twice, and I loved it. I’m excited.”

Copperfield performs in Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle, Adelaide and Melbourne.

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