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ILLUSION IMPOSSIBLE - Comedy Magic Sensation - Ben Murphy

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Ben Murphy is appearing in Cairns

This is Cairns newest comedy magic and illusion event for a strictly limited time only.

Official opening to public Friday 9th October and must CLOSE Saturday December 19th


Prepare yourself for a night of fun, laughs, magic and grand illusions as Ben Murphy presents “ILLUSION IMPOSSIBLE!”  This limited show will leave you both in stiches and amazed as Ben Murphy weaves his unique blend of comedy with a spectacular display of reality-twisting and mind blowing magical effects into a show like no other.

Come see this brand new and thrilling nightly stage at the Velvet Underground located within the Reef Hotel Casino, Cairns and witness one of the biggest nightly magic and illusion experience in Australia!  In front of your very eyes, internationally acclaimed comedy magician, Ben Murphy will astound and shock with a show containing extraordinary predictions, death defying escapes, hilarious audience interaction and some of the most impressive grand illusion you ever experience.

“ILLUSION IMPOSSIBLE!” is the ONLY nightly casino style illusion show of its kind in Australia! A breathtaking spectacle of Las Vegas showgirls and costumes, incredible sound and lighting, and one of Australia’s funniest and most successful magicians – Ben Murphy!  Don’t miss out on a night you’ll never forget.

Tickets vanishing nightly, so book now before they all disappear!

Ben Murphy


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About the show

Shows are rated PG, and run every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from October 7th to December 23rd at the Reef Hotel Casino, Cairns. 

Ben Murphy is one of the world's most popular and original entertainers. His unique blend of comedy, magic, illusion and audience participation has been bringing audiences to their feet right across the globe. He is not only one of the funniest, but one of the most successful magicians/illusionists ever to come out of Australia.

Some of his incredible achievements include:

Having over 5 international prime-time television specials of his live show     

Selling out over 300 shows in the USA (making him the only Australian magician to have had a full season of shows in America)

Performing the infamous "Houdini Chinese Water Torture Cell" more times live than any other performer in history - breaking the World Record and even beating Houdini himself!

Performing for royalty, international celebrities, fortune 500 companies, and some of the world’s largest and most recognised brands and corporations

Entertaining, mystifying and leaving in complete awe millions of people like you on every continent!

Come see Ben Murphy and experience a show like no other


What the experts say

“You must have this show” David Copperfield

“Wowing audiences around the world with his show” Laura Wakely, Fairfax Media

“We have never seen standing ovations in the theme park before - but then we have never had Ben Murphy” Canobie Lake Park, New Hampshire, USA.

“Fire, Smoke, Las Vegas dancing girls and a lot of laughs - a great escape” Melissa Cunningham, The Weekly (Magazine)

“..Wowing Audiences in Las Vegas…Master of Illusion, a sell-out US run” Caitlyn Ryan, The Leader (newspaper)

See the show


Velvet Underground

The Reef Hotel Casino
35-41 Wharf Street, Cairns


Performances Wednesday - Saturday commencing October 7 until December 23. (doors open other times for groups of 50 or more)

Start time: 7pm


2 hours (including 20 minute interval)

Performance rating

PG - Parental Guidance Recommended


Adult $49

Concession $45

Students & Children $39

*VIP Package – Adult $80

*VIP Package – Concession, Student & Children $65

**VIP entitlements:

         Signed Show Posters

        1 Show Frisbee

        1 Photo with Ben Murphy and 2 Showgirls

        3 of Your very own Magic Tricks to take home

        A Basic wine,beer or spirit.


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The Velvet Underground The Reef Casino Cairns Ben Murphy is appearing in Cairns This is Cairns newest comedy magic and illusion event for a strictly limited time only. Official opening to public Friday 9th October and must CLOSE Satur...

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