Consentino in Geraldton: Master of illusion took leap of faith to keep tour on track amid COVID restrictions

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Cosentino will bring his new tour, Deception, to Kalgoorlie in June
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A master magician is heading to Geraldton next month. But, before he takes to the stage performing death-defying escapes, there’s one confined space in which he’ll need to stay put.

Victoria-based grand illusionist Consentino is twiddling his thumbs in hotel quarantine now, after making it to WA just before the border slammed shut.

“I’m very lucky,” he said.

“We made it in the nick of time across the border.”

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As well as his astonishing escapes, audiences can expect street magic, illusions, audience participation and dance in his latest show, Deception.

Planned for June, a COVID-19 outbreak on the east coast held up the regional tour.

Seeing the writing on the ball, Consentino headed out of Victoria in the nick of time, ensuring the WA leg of his tour could go ahead and he didn't have to reschedule for a second time.

“Believe me, this has been a real challenge and extremely stressful,” he said.

“We rolled the dice to get here and my entire team took a leap of faith to follow me across, all at the very last minute. Daily, more and more challenges continue to be thrown at us, but we continue to solve problems.”

Due to popular demand, the magic man has booked two shows at Geraldton’s Queens Park Theatre for August 14 and 15.

While in WA, he is also heading to Perth, Mandurah, Kalgoorlie- Boulder and Bunbury.

“This is all for the greater good of simply doing what we love... entertaining. So please, if you haven’t got tickets get them now,” he said.

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