Recently, I tracked down Melbourne magician Lachlan Wilde to chat about his upcoming show “World of Wonders”. Lachlan has performed at The Melbourne Magic Festival a bunch of times in the past, so I was keen to hear more about what he has in store for his audiences this year. Read on to discover more!
Describe your show in 3 words: Unconventional, intriguing and personal.
Without giving too much away, what can audiences expect from your show?
You can expect to see wonderful magic and stories you won’t hear anywhere else. I hope you leave the theatre compelled to not search for the magic around you, but instead allow the magic to find you.
Your show title alludes to travel. Do you have a favourite place to travel to?
In my show I tell a story from when I was in Paris, on the Eiffel Tower. Without saying too much, in this moment I felt like I could fly into the clouds! It was an outer-body experience. Lately I have been discovering that everywhere you go can be a marvellous experience if you allow it to be.
What does the Melbourne Magic Festival mean to you? Is there anything you’re looking forward to at festival time?
The Melbourne Magic Festival takes the best magicians in the world, and puts them front and centre under a spotlight for Melbourne to see. The festival has always been a supportive place for performers such as myself, and gives us a platform to perform new magic for fresh audiences; I can’t think of too many other places like it in the country. I’m biased, but I’m really looking forward to the Storyville Open Mic Magic Night. My magic teacher Anthony DeMasi produces the show and brings together so many unique and talented magicians for a night of non-stop entertainment, with an amazing host – Nick Nickolas.
What is your proudest achievement so far?
All the people I have had the fortune of meeting. I have met some truly great people in my life so far, and I learn so much from everybody I meet.
Well, sounds like Lachlan is ready to take his audiences on some wonderful adventures indeed! “World of Wonders” runs from July 8th – 9th at The Houdini Theatre – Arrow Hub, 488 Swanston St, Melbourne. Book your tickets here