Over 200 million viewers tuned in to Britain’s Got Talent to witness the birth of
a phenomenon: the unveiling of an electrifying new illusionist, Darcy Oake.
From sleight of hand to death-defying escapades, this master magician grabbed
the world’s attention, ushering in an exciting new era of an age-old art form.
Darcy is a performance artist whose modern interpretation gratifies the hunger
of audiences seeking spectacle and nail-biting feats of illusion. Inspired by
classic sleight of hand techniques, Darcy transports the crowd to another
dimension with exhilarating visuals and logic-defying exploits.
After being baffled by an accidental card trick his father – award-winning
Canadian sportscaster Scott Oake – showed him at eight years old, Darcy delved
into the craft. He soon became an international magic champion, at age
sixteen beating out seasoned professionals at various events and winning the
coveted People’s Choice Gold Medal in Seattle, Washington. Even before he
was legally old enough to enter nightclubs, Darcy headlined at the world
famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California.
Today, Darcy proudly carries on the tradition of such classic illusionists as his
fellow Canadian Doug Henning, while adding his trademark grandeur and
In 2016 he made a guest appearance on America’s Got Talent proving once
again that the impossible is possible and was further honoured to be a part of
Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday celebration where he performed before the
Royal Family at a private dinner.
In 2018, Darcy headlined 10 shows at the world famous Calgary Stampede in his
home country of Canada, in front of audiences over 20,000 per night. That
same year Darcy headlined the Broadway show – The Illusionists, in Times
Square, New York City – breaking box office records.
Taking the rich heritage of the magic culture, Darcy Oake puts a fresh, young
and exciting twist on the profession to the delight of audiences worldwide.
Darcy Oake has emerged in the world of illusion as a new generation of
contemporary mysticism. He’s performed throughout Europe, from Paris to
London, and across North America, from the heart of Times Square in New York
City to the Las Vegas strip.