Magic may have been practised as a stage art for many years but, even today, there are still performers making a name for themselves in the field.
Organisers of The Champions of Magic show are asking audiences to forget old-school magicians “with daft hats, inane patter and rubbish tricks”.
The show, which will be performed at The Lighthouse theatre in Kettering on Friday, November 15, includes four of the country’s top magicians, including stars of BBC1’s The Magicians, Sky1’s Secret World of Magic and Penn & Teller: Fool Us.
Performers will include comedy magician Ali Cook as well as a “double act with a difference” called Young & Strange, who recently appeared on This Morning.
Also on the bill will be award-winning magic man Edward Hilsum, who was recently chosen as one of the top eight young magicians in the world, and Michael Vincent who a spokesman said “has to be seen to be believed”.
The spokesman said: “Audiences will witness mastery of card manipulation, death-defying stunts, mind-boggling sleight of hand and spectacular illusions from some of the foremost performers in magic.
“One of only four dates in the UK this year, the Champions Of Magic show is gearing up for its first national tour. See it before everyone else.
“Join our award-winning team of liars, swindlers and cheats for a spectacular night of trickery you’ll be trying to work out for a long time to come.”
Champions of Magic is not recommended for those under eight years old. Tickets cost £17 or £14.
The show will start at 7.30pm. See www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk.