Magic From Over There Now Over Here

The Champions of Magic tour, a knockout troupe of prestidigitators that has astonished audiences in the U.K., is coming to ‘Murica this winter.

Champions Of Magic
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– Champions Of Magic

The illusionists have received reviews like “a spectacular family show,” “slick, clever, funny and amazing” and “quite simply mindblowing” by the British press, having performed four years in the U.K. including a run in London’s West End. The performance arrives at Pennsylvania’s Whiteaker Center Oct. 3 and travels across the country to Cerritos, Calif., Nov. 18, stopping in places like New York, Atlanta, Wisconsin and Kansas along the way.  Before the show came over here, it did nearly 100 shows “over there.” From 2014 to 2017, the Champions traveled to U.K. markets like Chelmsford, Winchester, Kettering, Halifax, Durham and Grimsby, playing halls, theatres and even the Alban Arena in St. Albans.

The cast includes grand illusionists Young & Strange, “queen of close-up” Fay Presto, mentalist Alex McAleer and International Stage Magician of the Year Edward Hilsum. Together the cast members have been viewed more than 20 million times online and have been seen on “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” CNN’s “A Quest For Magic” and NBC’s “Caught On Camera With Nick Cannon.”

The show includes all the good stuff: disappearances, levitation, teleportation, card tricks and a big finale with lighting and special effects. The Sussex Newspaper said it is a “show that has to be seen to be disbelieved” and gave it a five-star rating.

Yup, readers that have seen the popular show “The Illusionists” – which gathers together several of North America’s top magicians – will likely agree that you really can’t ever have enough magic. That show has sold-out multiple nights in several markets because, well, this stuff is a heck of a lot of fun.

Check out the schedule on the other side of this link.