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New Old Friends in association with Yvonne Arnaud Theatre present...

Houdini's Greatest Escape

Thursday 14th Mar 2024, Corn Exchange Auditorium

Full Price £22.25 (including booking fee)

  • Houdini stands in the middle of a psychic's orb looking helpless surrounded by various magic props.

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From the company who brought you Crimes on Centre Court, Crimes Camera Action and Crime in Egypt.

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 and 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’ 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).

Press for New Old Friends’ previous shows...

  • “Hilarious”
    The Stage
  • “A thigh-slapping, belly-aching romp of a whodunit comedy”
    British Theatre Guide
  • “Has the crowd in stitches”
    Reviews Hub

Image credit: Pamela Raith Photography

Duration: 2hrs 10mins (including interval)