This one man play, set in Newport, South Wales at the turn of the last century, is a coming of age story. A lowly dockworker's son idolises his hero, Harry Houdini, and commits himself to a life of magic, but the harsh reality of wroking class life in Edwardian Britain gets in the way. As he trains himself to emulate his hero's escapology on the industrial detritus, his parents struglle to come to terms with their son's eccentricity. With a head full of magic, our boy witnesses the most terrifying events of British industrial history and his personal journey collides with the world's greatest showman himself, changing his life and the future of his community. How can you follow your dreams in a world where poverty weighs you down like mud? A beautiful play about hope and magic!
A multi-award winner at Hollywood & San Diego Fringes. An Edinburgh Sell Out. "A cracker!" Western Mail. "Spellbinding" San Diego Union Tribune.
Written and performed by Daniel Llewelyn-Williams. Directed by Josh Richards.
This is an unreserved seated event which takes place in The Chambers.
Suitable for ages 5+
"The best thing I've seen at the Fringe for years" - Matt Byrne - Mail on Sunday
"One of the most heart-warming and transporting shows on offer this fringe" Nicola Woodford - Glam Adelaide
"Goodness he can act!" - Richard Evans - The Advertiser
- March 30, 2017, 8 p.m. → Book Now