THE CARDISTRY BOYS
Australia's Rising Stars Of Magic
Lucas Itrawan & Ash Hodgkinson
"A high-octane explosion of colour and a healthy dash of teenage attitude"
- Stage Whispers Magazine
A cross between a Justin Bieber boy band and Penn and Teller, the boy’s quick wit and extraordinary skills show why, at just 16, The Cardistry Boys have already established themselves on the Australian entertainment scene.
"So talented we sent them on a tour of India"
- The Australian High Commission
Ash, the cheeky and just a bit irreverent teen and Lucas the brains with countless facts and detail at his finger tips, draw the crowd into their joyous world where sheer skill and magic blur. Extraordinary card manipulation, mind reading and even a challenge to the Rubik’s Cube world speed record The Cardistry Boys stage show has it all.
"Supurb family entertainment!"
The boys incredible talents were discovered while busking on Pitt St at age 11 by high profile Australian magician Adam Mada. Under Mada’s close mentorship and direction they were crowned Australian Junior Magic Champions at the age of 12, starred in their own sell out show at the 2015 & 2016 Melbourne Magic Festivals and won the 2016 Sydney Short and Sweet Comedy and Magic Festival. In late 2016 The Cardistry Boys toured through India with Adam as part of the Mada's Marvels show funded by the Australian High Commission.
"So young and so incredibly entertaining"
- Warren Kermond (CHAIR) - Australian Entertainment 'MO' Awards
Stars of the hit ABC ME television show “The Extraordinaries” premier.
Toured India with international magician Adam Mada, supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-India Council of the Department of Foreign A airs and Trade. A gruelling 8 shows in 10 days, including headline act at Mumbai’s “TATA Literature Live” Festival.
Headline act at the 2016 City Of Ryde Community Christmas Celebration.
Winners of 2016 Sydney Short and Sweet Comedy and Magic Festival, winning both Judges and People’s Choice awards.
Sell-out runs of their award-winning show “Cardistry Cubed” at the 2016 Melbourne Magic Festival and the 2016 Sydney Fringe Festival, winning “Best Kids Entertainment”.
Star performers at Haymarket Chamber of Commerce, with guests of honour Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and other senior politicians.
What types of performances do The Cardistry Boys do?
The Cardistry boys are super talented and great to work with. Their performances range from unique close-up roving magic suitable for corporate cocktail events, incorporating cards, rubiks cubes and sleight of hand, to outdoor community festivals and full scale 60 minute interactive stage shows.
Lucas and Ash are only 16. Can they work in licenced venues?
Yes, the boys are permitted under NSW liquor licensing laws to perform in licensed venues provided they are accompanied by a responsible adult. Where required, a chaperone is provided at no additional cost.
Are The Cardistry Boys insured?
Yes, full public liability ($20 million) will be provided on booking.
What are The Cardistry Boys' requirements for cocktail/ roving magic?
Nothing at all. Lucas and Ash will arrive ready and raring to go, fully equipped to blow your guests minds!
What are The Cardistry Boys' requirements for festival and stage shows?
The Cardistry Boys' shows are designed to work in a range of venues and environments. Each booking will be discussed in detail and a technical requirements document will be provided for that booking.
Is there a minimum performance time booking?
There is a minimum at-rate booking of 60 minutes for cocktail/roving magic. As festival and stage shows are all unique and pricing is negotiated based on requirements, there is no minimum time booking. This will be discussed at time of booking.