Use your illusion: the magic supergroup that tricked the world

They have left millions boggled with their graceful card acts, great escapes and audacious stunts. But can The Illusionists make magics fusty reputation vanish? Our instinct when watching magicians is to focus on the hands, in the vain hope we may spot their secrets. But to really understand an acts style, look at the eyes. Take three of Yu Ho-jJames More, the Showman, favours a frowning sideways glance, as if even he is perplexed by how he manages to escape from among other scenarios a rack of fiery daggers. And Frenchman the Unforgettable Weyne, whom we see stretching his hands through a steel wall, has eyes that flash with childlike wonder at his audacious stunts. When I meet the three …