AN unusual show is taking to the stage in Alston this weekend.

Cara Hamilton’s all-female performance of magic, mind reading and escape shows, based on those of 1920s and ‘30s Berlin and New York, will be performed at Alston Town Hall on Saturday.

The show is inspired by the likes of Erik Jan Hanussen, an Austrian Jew who grew to fame as both a mind reader and a psychic, and Beijing born magician Ching Ling Foo, and his daughter Chee Toy.

Cara said: “Having performed in Germany and North America I am really delighted to reveal these unbelievable gems.”