Aug 152010

Phuket News

Illusionist Joe Conrad

Illusionist Joe Conrad appeared in Phuket on Friday

PHUKET WORD: World-class illusionist Joe Conrad stunned and awed a Phuket audience when he made a surprise appearance on the weekend.

Touted as ‘Asia’s top illusionist’, Joe Conrad performed some mind-boggling illusions at the International Business Association of Phuket’s (IBAP’s) monthly meeting of Friday night.

As well as surprising the IBAP meeting attendees with some gob-smacking rope tricks, Joe announced that he and his team will be performing in Phuket regularly at a new 700-seat venue in Patong, Phuket, from December onwards.

“It’s going to be an amazing show that’s fun for all the family. It’s the kind of entertainment that Patong doesn’t yet have but really needs,” said Joe.

“We’ll be making some big things disappear,” he added.

In an interview with Phuket Word at the IBAP’s monthly meet venue the Dara Hotel near Central Festval, Joe said Phuket was the ideal location for the new theatre, construction of which is set to begin in September.

Ticket prices for the show will be 600 baht up for the 90-minute show.