A LIVELY magic show is set to bring thrills, stunts and illusions to Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre this autumn.

X-TREME MAGIC brought to the stage by Shone Productions, is set to deliver “a non-stop adrenaline rush” for audiences on October 18.

Master illusionist Richard Cadell will lead the spectacle, along with a whole cast of fire artists, dancers and supporting magicians.

The likes of Britain’s Got Talent contestant Elizabeth Best and fellow illusionist Craig Christian will perform “death-defying” stunts and “daredevil escapology” on the night.

The show was created in Las Vegas, but producer James Shone is excited to bring the illusions across the pond to the UK.

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He said: “I am delighted to be touring X-TREME MAGIC up and down the country.”

“We have some of the leading magicians and illusionists in the industry who have all helped to create a remarkable production.”

Shone Productions has hinted at some of the stunts that will come to Mayflower Theatre in October.

A statement said: “Imagine making a motorcycle appear from nowhere, playing Russian Roulette with sticks of dynamite, or trying to escape from a straitjacket whilst hung from a burning rope… the stars of X-TREME MAGIC do all this and more.”

Other shows created by the production company include Santa Claus: The Musical and a Sooty, Sweep & Soo version of The Wizard of Oz.

The statement added: Shone Productions are bringing a spectacular magic show to the Mayflower Theatre this autumn.

"This is no old-fashioned rabbit-out-of-hat magic, this show is a spectacle, designed to thrill with death-defying edge-of-your-seat stunts, grand stage illusions, daredevil escapology, and mind-blowing magic all within a fast-paced performance."

The company is also touring with their Circus Spectacular in February 2023.

Tickets are now on sale for X-TREME MAGIC on October 18 at mayflower.org.uk from £24.50.

Doors open at 7.30pm on the night.

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