Darcy Oake opened his new Edge of Reality tour at Rhyl Pavilion to a packed audience. Speaking about his previous shows he mentioned entertaining three foreigners who didn’t understand a word he was saying and also to 700 old age pensioners on a cruise ship that just so happened to be nudists.
Darcy Oake is famed as an illusionist from Winnipeg, Canada. In his audition for the 2014 Britain’s Got Talent, he massively impressed both the judges and the audience, to the extent that Simon Cowell called Oake “without question the best magician ever on Britain’s Got Talent.” His audition has been viewed over 52 million times on YouTube.
For his semi-final act in the show, he performed a teleportation illusion. The act placed him in the top three, and after a split judges’ vote, it was revealed he was second and sent to the final, making him the first ever magician to make the final of Britain’s Got Talent.
His performance in the final was “Time of the Essence” where he was hung upside down within an open human bear trap. He escaped in 52 seconds, right before trap closed, which would have killed him. Oake came 5th overall (8.5%), the second closest a magician has come to winning Britain’s Got Talent next to 2015 runner up Jamie Raven. Oake repeated a similar illusion during his show at the Rhyl Pavilion.
In December 2014, he had his own ITV Special show called Darcy Oake: Edge of Reality which was hosted by Christine Bleakley.
The show started at 7.30pm and finished around 9pm and included a 20 minute interval which was well need for the queues for the rest rooms.
The final illusions were that of him losing his brother which brought a very sad ending to the show.
Edge of Reality is in flow of its UK leg of the tour and can be found around the country before finishing in London at the Eventim Hammersmith Apollo. After the UK he takes in five dates at the Cairo Festival City Mall in Egypt and then back to his native Canada finishing in his hometown of Winnipeg.
Tickets and other information about Darcy Oake can be found on his website darcyoake.com