Illusion – The magical, mysterious masterpiece.

About Illusion.

Back in Blackpool for a two week run from 31st March through to 16th March, Illusion is a fantastic family magic show being performed at the Horseshoe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

A journey through the impossible, with incredible illusions performed to an edgy backdrop of mystery, with Master Illusionist Chris De Rosa and his fabulous assistant, Michelle Ferguson.

The duo perform unbelievable magic entwined with the stylish and mood-setting vocals of Lynsey Milroy and Alan Walker. Two of the UK’s leading vocalists.

Illusion’ takes the audience into a world of light and dark, guided by music, magic, mystery and illusion! It truly is a Magical, Mysterious Masterpiece!

Fun fact is that Chris Dr Rosa actually builds all the illusions himself, a man of many talents!! Musically the show is set to rock songs from Queen to Evanescence which just adds another dimension to the show, (come on…..who doesn’t love a bit of Queen honestly!!)

You can book tickets for the show here, be quick or you’ll miss your chance!

The performers.

Illusion the show
Chris De Rosa – is the Master Illusionist

Chris De Rosa has been performing professionally since 1992, with his award-winning Illusion act The Art of Illusion. Entertaining audiences all over the world, in casinos, cruise ships, theme parks, TV and corporate events. Winning British Magical Champion of Illusion in 1998.

His experience in magic not only involves performing, but extends into the area of being a creative and magic consultant. Which requires Chris to design and build stage illusions, props and scenery for some of the World’s leading tourism attractions. Such as Haven Holidays, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Flamingo Land Resort, Thames Television and many more. In fact most of the illusions performed in Chris’shows are built and designed by himself in his own workshop.

In the 30 year career span of Chris De Rosa, he has had many milestones. Such as his own casino revue show in Portugal’s Algarve in a 5 star resort. Joining the Worlds biggest and most successful touring illusion show, The Illusionists and working in the first ever purpose built cruise ship immersive dinning experience, The Illusionarium for Norwegian Cruise Lines. A $12.5 million illusion show.

Now he is excited to bring to the stage his own production alongside his magical partner Michelle Ferguson, who has worked alongside Chris for 12 years and the sensational vocals of Lynsey Milroy and Alan Walker in the premier of Illusion, The Show.

Michelle Ferguson – his assistant 

Michelle studied at Performing Arts Studio Scotland where she graduated with a BA Hons in Dance. Whilst in training she met illusionist Chris and has been performing with him ever since. After graduating she joined the Scottish Rockettes and toured Asia with Football Focus and Football Asia. Working with The Art of Illusion has allowed her to travel all over the world performing on various cruise ships and her highlight was working in the purpose built illusion stage show the Illusionarium  on the NCL Getaway which toured the Caribbean. Michelle has also appeared in pantomime and tribute shows throughout the country and is currently performing company manager for EHP Theatre and is touring with them this year in various productions. Michelle can’t wait to be back in Blackpool as this will her third season performing at the Horseshoe after starring in ‘Timeless’ in 2019.

Lynsey Milroy -Female vocals

Lynsey started performing at the age of 3 where she began her life as a dancer. She then went on to gain an HND in Musical theatre from New College Lanarkshire, the first of it’s kind in Scotland.

She has since gone on to travel the world as a performer on board costa cruises, where she had the pleasure of working alongside Canadian Illusionist Connie Boyd in “The Magic of Boyd”.

Lynsey has performed in many pantomimes including, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin and Jack and The Beanstalk where she played The Fairy Godmother in the Gaiety theatre, Ayr and The Civic theatre Motherwell. She also Performed the role of Toto in the Wizard of Never woz in The Pavilion theatre, Glasgow.

She has choreographed shows in The Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock and many other venues and was choreographer for Chloe and Christi Lukasiak – from the USA TV show Dance Moms on their UK tour.

Lynsey also runs her own production company – Platinum Rock, who produce shows for theatre and corporate events. Working in venues such as Gleneagles, Turnberry, Caesars Casinos and Hilton. They worked alongside Virgin Atlantic for the launch of their new flight to Vegas, getting through customs in showgirl feathers was some task!

Lynsey has appeared on various TV shows and films like Trainspotting 2 , Taggart, River City, Gary Tank Commander and Cbeebies.

With her Abba show – Dancing Queen, Lynsey performed in Blackpool’s Globe Theatre , as well as right here in The Horseshoe.

Lynsey is delighted to be back in Blackpool and performing with Chris, Michelle and Alan whom she has known for many years.

Alan Walker – Male Vocals

Alan has been singing professionally for over 30 years. It all started in 1990 when he was the lead singer with rock band ‘Randy Savage’ who toured the UK.  Later Alan would become frontman for the rock band ‘Five past Midnight’ and would tour successfully with them for 2 years. Some years later Alan became one of the resident singers in the Parade Cabaret venue in Glasgow. Alan also put together a 10-piece tribute show band called ‘Absolute Legends’ Touring UK theatres. He also  worked as a session vocalist with musicians from ‘Simple Minds’ and 80’s Pop band H2O on an original project called ‘The Celtic Fire’ who produced their Debut album called ‘Built in Glasgow town in 2013. 

Alan is currently part of ‘The Jersey Notes’ Scotlands biggest tribute show too Frankie Valli and the four seasons.

We do hope you found this BLOG on the show useful and informative, if you get chance to see it, let us know what you think!

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