ONE of the region's most popular magicians is bringing a variety of performers to Darlington's Majestic Theatre for an evening of family-friendly entertainment.

Chris Cross, a renowned magician and escapologist, will be performing on the Magic at the Majestic bill next month alongside a number of acts harking back to heyday of variety in the 70s.

"This really is a family-friendly show," he said. "I would encourage people to get off their sofas and away from their televisions and come to the theatre for an evening of live entertainment.

"As well as magicians from all over the country there will be sideshow acts, circus performers and comedy – people should come along and enjoy a real, proper magic show.

"This is a one-off show and it would be great if it proved to be a success – not just for me but for the theatre as well."

For further details about the magician visit or to buy tickets for the event on Friday, October 19 visit or by calling 01325-633296.

Tickets for the evening of entertainment cost £10 or £8 for concessions. Doors open at 6.30pm.