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.
5. Memories from 2008
Magic Jack was pictured in action at a Hartlepool show in 2008.
6. Wizard times at the Central Library
A Harry Potter themed magic show went down a treat at the Central Library in 2005. Were you there?
7. Plenty of skills at Abbey Street
Magic and circus skills were on show at the Abbey Street Project magic sessions in 2005.
8. Wonderful at West View Primary
The Magic Bus Theatre Group paid a visit to West View Primary School in 2007. Can you spot someone you know in this photo?