A Catford magician will be a part of the West End’s biggest magic show in decades.

Magical Bones is one of a dazzling line-up of mind-blowing magicians and illusionists who will perform Impossible at the Noel Coward Theatre for five weeks from July 24.

The show blends death-defying escapology, grand stage illusions, state-of-the-art technological magic and up-close-and-personal sleight of hand.

Richard Essien, from Catford, is Magical Bones and has become well-known for his blend of innovative magic and hip hop that leaves audiences spellbound as he seamlessly dances out of straitjackets.

Initially a pro hip-hop dancer, he has worked with the likes of Madonna, Black Eyed Peas and Alicia Keys but he has always had an interest in magic which began when his mum bought him a Paul Daniels magic set aged eight.


Alongside Magical Bones are modern-day Houdini Jonathan Goodwin, mind-reader Chris Cox, sleight of hand specialist Katherine Mills, boundary breaking magician Ben Hart, digital marvel Jamie Allan (see his video below with a copy of News Shopper from his last solo tour), escapologist Ali Cook and grand illusionist Luis de Matos.

Impossible is at the Noel Coward Theatre from July 24 to August 29. Go to impossiblelive.com