Houdini's Greatest Escape
A physical comedy thriller-
Join us for the World Premiere of this new production at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, before it embarks on a national tour.
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 (BBC One’s The Magicians).
On New Old Friend's previous shows:
Celebrations of theatricality… low budget aplomb worthy of The 39 Steps