There is no better place for magic in Melbourne than The Laneway Theatre. The custom-built close-up magic venue is a one-of-a-kind space where Australia’s most highly awarded magician, Tim Ellis, plies his trade. Step inside and you’ll find a world of magic props and memorabilia before settling down in one of only 32 plush-red seats and embarking on his newest show that is part mystery and part magical adventure.
The Magic Menu Live! is an enchanting open-book feast where audiences choose what magic tricks they want to see and what sleight of hand they most want to discover. What happens next is up to the audience and where the show ends is a magical reveal in-and-of itself. No two shows are the same but every show is a bewitching experience that leaves jaws on floors.
Who is Tim Ellis?
Tim Ellis is not just a magician, he is an entertainer. His shows are energetic and interactive, drawing crowds in with his blend of comedy and magic. He has been buried alive, strait-jacketed and driven fast cars blindfolded, but his true art comes into play when you’re sitting up close with a keen eye on his every move.
No other Australian has as many magic awards as Tim Ellis. He has been voted ‘Best Stage Magician in Australia’ and ‘Best Close up Magician in Australia’, and is now a regular on the jury for the magic World Championships. Also, only one other living Australian appears in the 2006 ‘Dictionnaire de la Prestidigitation’—it’s like the history book for magic. In other words, if you want to be astounded and flabbergasted, this Melbourne magician is your guy.
The Magic Menu Live!
This new show from Tim Ellis is a trip back in time to when Merlin’s Restaurant in Fitzroy was at the top of its game. The joy and wonder of magic will fill the room as audiences choose and decide what to see next. From card tricks to playing with lacky bands, the audience always gets in on the fun and the magic. It wouldn’t be a close-up magic show if they didn’t.
The almost-two hour magical feast of illusions and more has been created with adults in mind but is suitable for all ages.
The Magic Menu Live: An Evening of Magic, Mystery & Laughter with Tim Ellis regularly sells out shows, which is why it’s great news to hear that more shows have been added for the upcoming months including shows on Thursday and Friday evenings.
Don’t miss out on what some are calling Melbourne’s best-kept secret—The Laneway Theatre and home to the magic of Melbourne magician Tim Ellis.