This is no illusion

Today’s post is a cheeky little review of the illusionists – finishes on 1 September for anyone who decides to go following this review.
My worry, however, is you won’t want to go following this review as my vocabulary isn’t strong enough to convey just how good it is.
I’ve always been a fan of magic. When I was little I was given a magic set by relatives for a Christmas present and had perfected a few tricks to get me the odd quid off a family member when they came round. However, this is where my magic career ended – unlike one of the seven magicians from the illusionists who started at a similar age and is now on Broadway!
The beauty of the illusionists is that there are seven different magicians with seven distinctive styles and tricks, from a death-defying stunt to mind reading and illusions.
The show is wonderfully brought together by the “host” Paul who also does a trick or two – lookout for his magic word, you’ll like it – with some good comedy thrown in.
Much of the evening is then spent thinking “how did he do that?” or simply, “wow”. One of the magicians does card tricks, he walks on says nothing does his trick and walks off. He is probably not someone that stands out in a line-up but when he is doing his card tricks he is mesmerising. It’s impossible to take your eyes off him. He has sleeves on, which I’m sure are an essential part of his magic skills but none the less, he is a real treat for those who want a card trick that goes past “was this your card?”
The show is so well thought out that they include cameramen to show close-ups of the tricks on the big screen – one-trick even includes a camera going into a box so you can see what happens on the inside. Needless to say, I still don’t know how they did that one either.
If you’re looking for a spellbinding evening, look no further. But don’t delay, their stint in London ends pretty soon!

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