And for our latest trick, we pulled these 9 retro images out of the Shields Gazette archives.
They all show magic scenes from the borough in recent years and were taken at venues including Cheviot Junior School, the Customs House, Boldon School, and St Oswald’s School in Hebburn.
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. On stage in 2013
The 2013 Family Magic Extravaganza at the Customs House. Remember it?
6. A festival of magic
Martin Duffy at the South Tyneside International Magic Festival in 2012.
7. Happy times at Hebburn Lakes Primary
Magic Andrew performs science tricks for pupils at Hebburn Lakes Primary School. Were you there for the fun in 2014?
8. Super memories from St Aloysius RC Juniors
Magician Martin Duffy joined pupils from St Aloysius RC Juniors for a touch of magic in 2009. Who can tell us more?