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November
Favourite American magic show to celebrate Christmas
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The Spencers from the United States, six times "Performing Arts Entertainers of the year", will present a large-scale and high-tech stage show, "Theatre of Illusion", next month to share the Christmas spirit with local audiences.

The performance combines drama, comedy, romance and suspense with elaborate stage illusions that include dazzling special effects and magnificent set design.

During the performance, The Spencers will show how "everything is possible" by passing through the whirling blades of an industrial fan, twisting a lady inside a box and folding it - with the woman inside - down to a 12-inch box and many more. Details of the performances are as follows:

December 25 (Saturday) 8pm
Auditorium, North District Town Hall
Tickets: $130, $90

December 26 (Sunday) 8pm
Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre
Tickets: $130, $110, $90

December 27 (Monday) 8pm
Theatre, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre
Tickets: $150, $100

December 28 (Tuesday) 8pm
Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall
Tickets: $150, $120, $90

Formed by Kevin Spencer and his wife Cindy, the Spencers have spent more than a decade defining the art of illusion by infusing magic with movement, cloaked in music and woven with physical expression. Much as a storyteller uses words, it combines scenery, music, lighting, special effects, audience interaction and cutting-edge illusions to produce a powerful theatrical experience. As easily as they conjure amazement, the couple create intimate, compelling portraits that run the gamut of emotion - from "side splitting" comedy to "on-the-edge-of-your-seat" high drama. With performances through the United States, Mexico, New Zealand, Canada and Australia, they have thrilled audiences around the world.

"Theatre of Illusion" by The Spencers is one of the programmes of the "Cheers!" Series presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD).

Tickets are available at URBTIX outlets. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients (Limited CSSA tickets on a first-come, first-served basis). A 10% discount applies to Friends of LCSD performing venues. Please check out programme leaflets for details of the "Cheers!" Series discount scheme.

For programme enquiries call 2268 7323 or visit http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp . Ticketing enquiries and reservations can be made on 2734 9009 and credit card telephone bookings on 2111 5999. Tickets can also be booked through http://www.urbtix.hk .

Ends/Wednesday, November 24, 2004
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