'The magic is so genuinely spectacular it will convert even the most hardened sceptic.'

Take a trip to London’s Shaftesbury Theatre to watch the glitzy, in-your-face show that is The Illusionists, and you could very much be forgiven for thinking so.

This is not the Paul Daniels school of bunco booth trickery – this is high octane magic, as big, as slick, and frankly as sexy as it comes.