Lawson Reeves Genuinely Impossible Interview

Be Prepared To Be Unprepared For What You Will Witness.

Genuinely Impossible is…well… Genuinely Impossible.

If you want to see some real Harry Potter stuff come and experience a night of truly unexplainable feats of magic that will leave you questioning what you thought was possible.

Magician Lawson Reeves has a unique style of illusion and improvisation that incorporates his quick wit, sarcasm, dry humour and showmanship to bring audiences a captivating magic show the likes of which they have never seen.

When: 9th January – 14th January, 2018
Where: The Butterfly Club, Carson Place, off Little Collins St, Melbourne Vic 3000
Time: 8.30pm
Tickets can be purchased online by following this link: Click Here

Interview with Lawson Reeves

Question: How would you describe your show, Genuinely Impossible?

Lawson Reeves: Genuinely Impossible is a culmination of magic that I believe to truly have no explanation. There is a lot of magic that if you think hard enough you might be able to come up with a logical explanation of how the effect was done, you probably aren't right but you can still come up with some idea of how it was done. With the magic in Genuinely Impossible I believe I have chosen a selection of effects that will leave my audience scratching their heads.

Question: What originally inspired your passion for magic?

Lawson Reeves: I've always been an entertainer as long as I can remember I have always wanted to be the centre of attention and make people laugh. I became addicted to having to know how tricks were done and with my quick thinking brain and natural ability to improvise it seemed the perfect fit. The joy I get from the reactions from my audience is like no other feeling and it is very addictive. There is something about seeing that childlike sense of wonder come flooding back to grown adults when they see magic that has me always wanting to improve and create more of those moments.

Question: Which is your favourite illusion to perform live and why?

Lawson Reeves: I love performing effects that are objects to impossible locations. I perform a version of money in a lemon but have an interesting twist on what is an old classic that keeps my audience guessing until the very end. I love any magic that leads the audience down a certain path and just at the moment when they think they know what's coming you flip it on them and blow their minds.

Question: If you could have anyone, in the world, attend your show, who would it be?

Lawson Reeves: I wish my Mum could see me perform, she was my biggest fan and was one of the main reasons I would learn a new effect, to blow her mind. Sadly she passed away when I was 19. She was at my very first show and was filming the entire thing, it wasn't until the end that she realised she hadn't pressed record. I would love for her to see how far I have come since that first show.

Question: What or who was your inspiration to go into the magic industry?

Lawson Reeves: My Nan bought me my first magic kit and it was just another avenue to channel my creativeness, it was the magic itself that inspired me and the reactions I got from the people around me that pushed me to better myself always trying to top the last effect I had shown them.

Question: If you could collaborate with another magician, who would it be?

Lawson Reeves: Ever since I discovered The Naked Magicians and became friends with both Chris and Mike (The Naked Magicians) I've wanted to be one of them. I love the concept that they have created and love how they are hitting a market that formerly wasn't really interested in seeing a magic show. Seeing as though it combines two of my favourite things and my shows are already a little cheeky it would be an honour to be a part of what they have created.

Since Apollo appeared on the Bachelor I have been constantly asked about my thoughts on him and wether I would be interested in performing with him. He seems like a down to earth, legit bloke with a cheeky side. I think that we could complement each other well and be able to come up with a cheeky, intriguing show.

Question: How do you practice your illusions?

Lawson Reeves: I think if something isn't broke don't fix it. The best way to rehearse is in the mirror over and over and over again until I am sick of performing it that day or my hands ache. I find it's then good to put it down and forget about it for a day or two and allow myself a chance to rest. When I do that and come back to an effect, especially one that has been challenging me I always seem to find it easier after a break from it.

Question: What's next, for you?

Lawson Reeves: I've never performed in my home town and I would love to bring my first solo show back to Perth for the fringe. I'd also love to travel around the world on cruise ships. Getting paid to perform whilst travelling the world sounds pretty good to me.

Interview by Brooke Hunter



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