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Five of the World’s Top Illusionists Perform Exclusively For Children’s Charity


On Thursday 31st March, the UK’s leading band of mind-blowing illusionists and magicians, the Champions of Magic, took to the stage at The Mermaid, London, to perform for an audience of over 500 seriously ill children and their families, with Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity.

Queen of close-up magic Fay Presto, grand illusionists Young & Strange, master mentalist Alex McAleer and ‘International Stage Magician of the Year’ Edward Hilsum performed incredible feats of mind-reading, stunning close-up, daring large-scale illusions as well as a death-defying, heart stopping finale.


With over 16 million online views between them, plus dozens of awards and legions of devoted fans across the world, the Champions of Magic performed a jam-packed show, providing a magical evening of entertainment and distraction for the audience of seriously ill children and their families.


To make this evening possible, The Champions of Magic, their production design team and The Mermaid have gifted their time, space, and expertise free of charge.


Champions of Magic Producer, Alex Jarrett, said:

“This crack-team of illusionists introduced even more impossible tricks to an already jam-packed show, making it more explosive than ever before. These five world-class magicians were delighted to be able to stun and amaze the children and their families. It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of something so positive and help Rays of Sunshine bring a smile to the faces of the audience of brave and deserving children.”


Jane Sharpe, CEO of Rays of Sunshine, added:

“The show was a very magical event which provided a much needed evening of distraction and entertainment to hundreds of brave and deserving children. We are so grateful to The Champions of Magic, their fantastic production design team and The Mermaid, for making this incredible night possible.”