New Old Friends in association with Yvonne Arnaud Theatre present
Houdini’s Greatest Escape
Harry Houdini is the world’s greatest entertainer.
Just as his death-defying escapology stunts have him, and his wife Bess, on the cusp of a career-defining performance for King Edward, he finds himself framed for murder by a gang of criminals in cahoots with the chief of police.
Can Harry & Bess escape the plot and clear their names?
And how is their rival, The Superstar Spiritualist medium, involved?
All will be revealed in this hilarious 39 Steps-esque thriller, played out in New Old Friends’ (Crimes on Centre Court) inimitable, award-winning style of physical comedy, sparkling wit and just a touch of chaos.
Featuring a hard-working cast of four playing multiple roles on an almost harder-working set, this show will have you laughing and gasping throughout at the magic of theatre and the ‘real’ magic of illusions designed by TV’s Pete Firman (Netflix's Good Omens, BBC One’s The Magicians).
CAST & CREATIVES
Harry Houdini | Ben Higgins
Bess Houdini | Lydia Piechowiak
Ensemble | Kirsty Cox
Ensemble | Adam Elliott
Stage Manager | Anna Eagle
Creative Producer| Heather Westwell
Written & directed| Feargus Woods Dunlop
Illusion Design| Pete Firman
Set Design| Caitlin Abbott
Costume Design| Connie Watson
Lighting Design| George Seal
Sound Design| Fred Riding
Movement Direction| Sam Archer
Composer| Guy Hughes