PENN & TELLER
“The single best show in Las Vegas.” Los Angeles Times
“The greatest performing duo in showbiz.” Jimmy Fallon
“They’re evil geniuses. Always amazing, always entertaining.” David Letterman
“The world’s funniest and most dangerous magicians.” Jimmy Kimmel
Sydney – Tuesday 22 February, 2022: Legendary magic duo Penn & Teller will bring their record-breaking Las Vegas live show to the Sydney Opera House from 1-11 June 2022 as part of their first ever Australian tour.
The lifelong friends, with a career together spanning almost half a century, have redefined popular magic with their unusual mix of mind-blowing magic tricks, comedy and ‘blunders’. The pair are stars of the acclaimed Showtime series Penn & Teller: BS!, which received 13 Emmy nominations and was the longest-running series in the history of the network. Their highly anticipated return to Broadway was the highest-grossing non-musical on Broadway for its entire six-week run. True pop culture stalwarts, the duo has performed in hit television shows, including Friends, The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family and The Simpsons, and they share a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
They are also stars of the hit TV series Penn & Teller: Fool Us, seen on ABC iView and ABC TV Plus, which challenges up-and-coming and veteran magicians to try and fool Penn & Teller.
“Penn & Teller are the masters of trickery, their razor sharp wit and spot on-chemistry is the stuff of legends. Finally, this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see them in the Opera House is within reach – this will be truly unmissable,” says Sydney Opera House Head of Contemporary Performance, Ebony Bott.
Teller says: “I just love Australia. I learned to SCUBA dive in Cairns. I've eaten gelato at Circular Quay and enjoyed Shakespeare at the Opera House. I've scouted an underwater TV special near Melbourne, I've been bug-eyed at MONA and some of my dearest friends live there so it's about bloody time we brought our show down under, don't you think? It’s once in a lifetime! See you in winter! … What? It’s winter in June??”
Penn & Teller’s Australian tour will also take them to Arts Centre Melbourne (14-18 June) and Queensland Performing Arts Centre (22 June – 3 July). The Australian tour was originally scheduled for 2020 but was unable to proceed due to COVID-19.
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