And for our latest trick, we pulled these 9 retro images out of the Sunderland Echo archives.
They all show magic scenes from Wearside and County Durham in recent years and were taken at venues including Millfield Children’s Centre, Roker Promenade, and Sandhill View School.
National Magic Week celebrates the thrill of watching magic shows in action.
But in the meantime, why not enjoy a reminder of performances or two closer to home.
1. Super fun at the Central Library
Bungle the Clown doing a magic trick with Maddison Murray during the Circus Stars event in the Central Library. Does this bring back memories of 2015?
Photo: FRANK REID
2. A flashback to 2004
Abracadabra! It's magic at Summerhill 17 years ago. Remember this?
3. Party time in Ward Jackson Park
A magic show at the Family Summer Party with circus skills, stalls, crafts and an hour-long sponsored walk at The Place in the Park in 2018. Does this bring back memories?
Photo: Kevin Brady
4. Fun times at Foggy Furze
The Mr Olly magic show in full swing at Foggy Furze Library in 2005. Can you spot someone you know in the audience?