ROLL up, roll up and make way for probably the world's greatest magic show.

Levitating ladies, tennis balls that turn into doves and the amazing and glamorous quick-change couple all feature in what is expected to be one of the best magic shows ever staged in the UK.

Part of the new Showzam festival, Probably the World's Greatest Magic Show brings together some of best international performers for just four shows at Blackpool's famous Opera House.

Award winning magicians from all over the world will take centre stage to wow the audience, promising to leave every single one open-mouthed in wonder.

Ukrainian master of levitation Victor Voitko is famous for his flying linking rings and the levitation of a lady. The Chinese linking rings is a classic magic trick, but Victor's version has the rings linking by themselves in mid-air.

The unbelievable juggling skills of Germany's Sabrina Fackelli and Gennady Kil include spectacles with tennis rackets, bubbles and fire. Gennady's character Blub creates the most incredible bubbles and also plays a new musical instrument called the Quackerphone, complete with musical toy ducks.

The 2007 winner of Blackpool's Magic Championships, Keelan Leyser and Charlotte Marie, have created their own quick-change costume act complete with 11 instantaneous costume changes in under eight minutes.

The three-night show will be hosted by comedian Noel Britten and accompanied by the sounds of the Barry Cottam Orchestra.

Other magic events during Blackpool's New Festival Of Magic, Circus And New Variety, which runs throughout the month of February, include The World Junior Magician Championships on February 19, a series of outdoor stunts by escapolgist Danny Hunt (Amethsyt), starting on January 29, a free Magical Mela on February 16 (Shahid Malik, Ali Bongo, Rajan the Magic Man and more) and family friendly magic workshops February 9-15.

Showzam forms part of a programme of events in the resort over the next three years which are being supported by the North West Regional Development Agency.

Probably The World's Greatest Magic Show - as Part Of Showzam, February 8-10, 7.30pm, and a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Blackpool Opera House, Winter Gardens, Church Street, Blackpool. For ticket priced at £15, £8 concessions from 01253 478222.