THIS award-winning team of tricksters, swindlers and cheats, Champions of Magic, will appear at The Anvil, in Basingstoke, on Saturday, 20 September.

Five world class magicians, including some of the foremost magic performers in the country, as seen on Penn & Teller: Fool Us, will be on stage.

The line-up includes Young and Strange, two of the UK’s top illusionists with their modern, high energy and spectacular tricks. From apparent teleportation across the theatre to walking through the spinning steel blades of an 8ft industrial fan, theirs is a pulse racing performance.

Fay Presto has been voted The Magic Circle Closeup Magician of the Year 2012.

Mind reader Alex McAleer reveals words, names, places and drawings people in the audience are merely thinking of and facts about themselves he could not possibly know.

Edward Hilsum, one of the world’s top young magicians, was the magician of choice at the London 2012 Olympics. He has won awards internationally.

With a combination of classical magic featuring doves and candles through to advanced sleight of hand, Edward’s magic is stylish and unbelievable.

For tickets call the Anvil Arts box office on 01256 844244 or visit the website