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Illusions

This is only a small selection of illusions we have in stock. We have over 10,000 square feet of storage, full of modern and historic illusions and magic tricks ready for hire.

Historic illusions

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Magic Tricks

We have a large collection of magic tricks from vintage to modern day. Appearing flowers to head choppers, you name it we have it and more……….

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Homicide Cabinet

The Homicide Cabinet is an illusion by England’s Jack Hughes. The performer enters the cabinet and is tied by the hand and feet. The door is shut and 2 large blades are pushed into the box, the box is then divided into 2 parts. A large pole is push into the 2 boxes showing no room for the performer……

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Vintage Sword Box

One of Magic's most famous illusions... a performer jumps into the box; 15 swords are then pushed into the box. The front door is then opened to reveal the performer has disappeared.

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The Zig Zag Lady

One of Magic's most famous illusions... invented by the late Robert Harbin. The performer goes in the cabinet; two solid metal blades are inserted and her middle section is slid over on a small tray. Her face, hands and foot are real and still in full view all the time. You can perform this effect in the worst possible situations and fully surrounded - even close up!

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Magic Books and small effects

Handcuffs and similar restraints have always been fascinating to people. The great Houdini and his imitators entertained thousands of people by escaping from handcuffs and other restraints. They capitalized on everyone's need to escape the mundane, a desire to outwit the authorities, and simply a fascination with the bizarre. We have a large collection of handcuffs, leg irons and other institutional and historical retraint devices for hire.

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Modern Illusions

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Chinese Water Torture Cell

There’s no evidence to suggest the Chinese ever used this as a torture method, the performer is hoisted above a water-filled tank, his feet locked in wooden stocks, and lowered inside. The stocks were locked to the top of the tank, a curtain was drawn, and assistants then looked increasingly frantic as the seconds ticked past. Eventually, when all hope seemed lost, a damp performer would appear free from all bonds standing on the top of the tank.

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Legless

The performer is seen standing inside a box; the front doors of the box are opened. Revelling the performer has no waist or legs!!

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Themed Elastic Girl

This is a really funny illusion with laughter guaranteed. A performer is placed into a box and is then stretched, pulled and pushed out of shape, only to walk out of the box unharmed at the end!

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Kids Chair Levitation

Watch as your child floats magically up into the air from a sat position. No rehearsals are required for this fantastic illusion.

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Bow Staff

A performer gets squeezed, then disappears, only to reappear in the audience. You then produce a different person, in under 3mins.

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Brenda: the Queen of Spikes

A performer goes into a small raised box. You can see his or her hands sticking outside the front of the box. Racks of spikes are then placed at either end and are pushed into the box. The doors are taken off and the performer has gone.... the doors are replaced and the performer reappears from inside the box. As an extra wow moment 2 performers can appear from within side the box too.

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Helicopter appearance

A mesmerizing, one off illusion, appearing a $250,000 helicopter, from nowhere, onto an empty stage!

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Sawing Half with Buzz Saw

This is a one off illusion built by David Mendoza. You see a performer being cut in half by a large buzz saw with no boxes. Their legs move at all times. This is a truly unique illusion.

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Clear Cutting

A performer is cut in half but the boxes that he or she is placed into are completely see through. It’s truly a remarkable illusion.

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Table of Death

It does as the names describes! A performer is locked, chained and handcuffed to a table. Hanging high over his or her head are 26 sharp spikes. The spikes are held in place by a rope that is set alight, with only moments to escape before the rope burns through. After the spikes fall the performer can be seen on top of the spikes, or he or she can disappear from the table and reappear in the audience.

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Shadow theatre

This is a beautiful illusion with a beautiful, meaningful story. The performer goes into a small box and you visibly see the performer being folded up like a piece of paper.

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Sack truck trick

This illusion allows a small performer to be concealed in a sack truck carrying 2 small boxes; a great appearance.

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Impaled

The performer lies on a sword, balances then levitates, but suddenly the performer drops onto the sword and is impaled on it. A shocking illusion and a great dramatic moment.

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Geometrick

A performer goes into a tall box then 3 shaped tubes are placed through the illusion. The performer’s hands are seen thoughout the illusion at the top of the box. The tubes are removed and the performer steps out, but then another 3 performers step out from the same small box. A real puzzler.

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Motorbike appearance

An appearance of a super bike from an empty box. This is an unique illusion, with the wow factor.

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Houdini Milk Churn Escape

The performer is handcuffed, chained, then locked into a small milk churn full of water, with only minutes to escape. The performer can disappear from the Milk Churn and reappear in the audience.

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Smoke Chamber

A large empty tube is seen filling up with smoke. Suddenly a door opens within the tube and a performer appears.

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Trolley case

A stack of suitcases is built up on a trolley. Suddenly the suitcases open to reveal a performer. A surprise appearance.

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Goddess Levitation

The 1st performer climbs a platform and opens a cloth; suddenly from within the cloth a 2nd performer appears, who is levitating in mid air, rising up and down and spinning around the 1st performer’s waist. The 2nd performer is then covered and rises even higher as the cloth she is covered with falls to the ground and the 2nd performer has gone... vanished in mid air.

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Sawing a Pony in Half

A pantomime horse enters the box, and is then sawn in half with various comedy routines. At the end of the illusion the Pantomime horse disappears from the box only to be replaced by a live Pony.

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Big and Small

A one of a kind illusion. You can make a performer grow bigger, smaller and then disappear only to reappear someone different! It’s a show stopper.

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Elastic Girl

This a really funny illusion with laughter guaranteed. A performer is placed into a box and is then stretched, pulled and pushed out of shape, only to walk out of the box unharmed at the end!

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Wakeling Sawing

The performer is placed on the table; neck shackles and ankle shackles placed on the performer are locked with rope running down and out of the bottom of the table. Two spectators hold the rope that keep the performer immobile on the table. Two boxes are shown and placed over the performer; the boxes are then separated, cutting the performer in half! Throughout the effect the spectators hold the ropes tight, keeping the performer locked inside the separated boxes.

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Wow Appearance

You can appear, disappear and then reappear with another person!

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The Odd Box

A simple box with a curtain. Any number of performers can go into the box; then suddenly the curtain drops and your performers have gone! A very odd box!

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Mayflower Cake

Want to appear from a fully iced cake? Now you can!

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Pyramid

A performer steps into a long box which is then folded into a 12” by 12” pyramid (from Greek: πυραμίς pyramis). 3 swords are then placed into the pyramid.

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Electric Chair

A performer is chained to an electric chair on a tall platform. The power is turned on under a shower of sparks. The performer disappears only to reappear in the audience!

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The Table

You can appear and disappear from this very small table!

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Roy Castle

You can appear and disappear from this castle and you can appear another person as a wow moment at the end!

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The Chrusher

It does as the names describes! A performer is locked, chained and handcuffed into a box. On each side of the box are 15 sharp spikes. The spikes are held in place by a rope that is set alight, with only moments to escape before the rope burns through. After the spikes crush the box and the performer, the performer reappears in the audience.

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The M Box

Appear or disappear performers easily and quickly with this illusion.

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Wayne Dobson's quick change

This is a great illusion in which a performer disappears, and another performer appears in a quick change theme. A very puzzling illusion.

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Splash levitation

A horizontal levitation of a performer with no visible support – a WOW effect.

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Levitations

Levitation (from Latin levitas "lightness") is the process by which an object is suspended by a physical force against gravity, in a stable position without solid physical contact. A number of different techniques have been developed to levitate, we have every single one of them in stock ready to hire!

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Audience Acupuncture

Audience Acupuncture is a variation on the Spiker illusion. It has a number of advantages over conventional Spiker-type illusions. One advantage of this illusion over older Spiker-type illusions is that the assistant's head and feet remain in full view of the audience at all times. However, its biggest advantage is that it can be performed on untrained audience members without any prior preparation. It is this ability to be performed on audience members that has given the illusion its name.

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Harry Blackstone Motorbike vanish

A magical vanish of the motorcycle in mid-air is perfectly clean and the bike and rider can reappear in the audience or on stage.
After his death in 1977, much of his performance equipment was sold off in two highly publicized auctions held by Sotheby's. This illusion has been used across the world, it’s an illusion that never fails to amaze.

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Mini Kub Zag

This amazing illusion can be presented close-up, surrounded, absolutely NO ANGLES to worry about. We've seen it presented with a cameraman circling the illusion and actually poking the camera lens right into the tubes...it's that good!

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Steps and Platform

A performer climbs to the top of the platform the gets squeezed into any item that is on the top of the platform i.e. box etc, then disappears, only to reappear in the audience. You then produce a different person, in under 3mins

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Basket

Here is a feature illusion that can be done anywhere ... even close up ... even surrounded by spectators. This specially-made basket is so small in appearance and so deceptive that it will fool the experts! You can fit 2 - 3 persons in this small deceptive basket...

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Appearing table

You can appear or disappear via this table… Just stand on the table, raise a cloth and you disappear or reappear.

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Lying Form

Levitating a person, you can disappear or reappear.

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Standing Form

A cloak of invisibility is a fictional theme. In folklore, mythology and fairy tales, a cloak of invisibility appears either as a magical item used by duplicitous characters or an item worn by a hero to fulfill a quest. Or is it?

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Stool Levitation

Sit on the stool you will start to levitate up to 6ft in the air. This illusion can be done anywhere ... even close up ... even surrounded by spectators.

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Materialization Box

Step into the box and you will been seen to visible disappear and the reappear again. Hopefully?

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Crystal Casket

Build a Crystal box on a small platform and then produce 2 girls. This illusion can be done anywhere... even close up... even surrounded by spectators

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Antique Sawing in half

This antique sawing has been used in a number of television programmes.

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Disembodied Princess

A person enters an upright cabinet, which when closed shows only her legs. Blades are then inserted through the cabinet, one through the neck area and the other through the knees, dividing her into three. The box containing her head is opened to show that her head is still in place. The centre and back of the cabinet is opened to show that her body has vanished. Only her legs and head are visible...

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Blades of Doom

An illusion that will definitely hold your audince spellbound. The performer is locked inside a box, with two blades of a gigantic saw cutting the box into pieces and then performer ultimately appears elsewhere in the audience.

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Floating Table

The best Floating Table you will ever see. The table is used during the show, then begins to rise, starts floating and even a volunteer can examine the Table while it floats. This illusion can be done anywhere... even close up... even surrounded by spectators solid Table.

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C / Appearance

The performer stands on a platform, curtains then get pulled over a frame work that the performer stands in. With seconds the frame work falls part to reveal that the performer are disappeared…

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Fire Cage

A cage is set on fire, a cover is pull over and off the cage to reveal/produce your performer.

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Twister

Your performer will be in a twist once placed into this box, a very puzzling illusion.

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Mimi Make Over

Bespoke illusions made for Butlins, this allows your performer to be cut in to 3 pieces, with a surprise ending.

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Valkyries Saws

The performer is locked inside a tall box, with two blades of a gigantic saw cutting the box into pieces and then performer ultimately appears elsewhere in the audience.

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Egyptian Mummy Illusion

A performer gets squeezed into a small box, then disappears once 5 large blades have been put into the box.

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Aladdin’s Basket

A performer gets squeezed into a small basket, then disappears, only to reappear in the audience. You then produce a different person, in under 3mins.

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Puppet Box

A great way to hide puppet 2 – 3 handlers secretly within the box.

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Back Stage

An act known for its versatility, the concept was created by George Robey in 1919 but made famous by Danish-born Minnesota magician Harry Jansen, better known as Dante. There are so many variations, any is good so as long as you make the audience think one thing will happen, but instead they are fooled again.

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Cutting Edge

Your assistant enters the cabinet. She pushes her hand out of one hole and it remains in view throughout the effect. Several metal blades are inserted into the cabinet, seemingly separating her into 8 pieces. To confirm that fact, the cabinet is then pulled completely apart!

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JH “Girl without a Middle”

A performer is cut into 3 sections. The middle box is removed so you can completely see through the performer It’s truly a remarkable illusion.

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No Feet

A real puzzle …. This levitation illusion is one in which the performer appears to defy gravity. The performer's feet appear / disappear and then return to the ground, and the effect is complete.

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The Snow Stool

Based on Kevin James’ original concept, the “Snow Animator.” The Snow stool is our take on this great effect. We have produced multiple versions of this original concept, based on the famous “Snowstorm in China” effect that has been used for many years...

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Sword Box

One of Magic's most famous illusions... a performer jumps into the box; 15 swords are then pushed into the box. The front door is then opened to reveal the performer has disappeared.

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Baddie Box

Appear or disappear performers easily and quickly with this illusion.

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Small Trolley case

A surprise appearance. A stack of small suitcases is built up on a trolley. Suddenly the suitcases open to reveal a performer.

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Slicer (aka Caterpillar – Janet Box – Cutting in 9)

A girl is placed into a vertical box. The box is laid horizontally and then sliced into 9 pieces. The pieces are then separated. The illusion is reset, and the girl emerges unharmed. This illusion was built by David Mendoza.

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Sword Box

Wayne Dobson’s sword box, we have 3 types Metal or wood. Its an amazing illusion.

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Back Breaker

Peter Harts Unique illusion, your audience will be truly puzzled.

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Cutting Plus

A great illusion, making a person disappear. This is a quick and easy illusion to perform.

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Jaws of Death

Jaws of Death meaning: In great danger; having a near death experience. This expression is usually used with the prepositions in or out of. It is often used to explain that someone was saved moments before he could have died. This illusion is an upside down straight jacket escape. The performer has moments to escape before the rope burns through and the jaws snaps shut onto the performer.

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The Aquarian Illusion

This Illusion is a variation of the Metamorphosis or Substitution Trunk magic illusion. It was created in the 1970s by Alan Wakeling for Mark Wilson. The tank/trunk is filled with water, a performer is locked inside the tank, which is then covered by a cloth. A switch is then performed with another person outside the trunk.

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Brett Daniel's Table of Death

From Brett Daniel’s creative mind - the illusion creates considerable tension. This is a very dangerous escape.

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Death Drop

A box with an array of Spikes above it, shown on stage. The performer is restrained inside the box and must escape before the spikes are released and dropped. The Spikes then fall into the box; the box then falls apart. The performer has disappeared.

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Sawing in Half

A performer is cut in half. This sawing illusion has been used in a number of television programmes from Hollyoaks to Britain’s Got Talent.

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Sword Box

Wayne Dobson’s Sword box. We have 3 types Metal or wood. It’s an amazing illusion. This is the wooden one.

Throne

Throne

Appearance / Disappearance Throne, With wisp of smoke you can appear and disappear in seconds. A lightning fast transposition...

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Wayne Dobson’s Elastic Woman Illusion

This a really funny illusion with laughter guaranteed. A performer is placed into a box and is then stretched, pulled and pushed out of shape, only to walk out of the box unharmed at the end!

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