A Regular Little Houdini

Theatre
UK
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Newport, South Wales: A tenacious young dockworker's son, smitten by Harry Houdini's amazements, dreams of a life of magic to escape a suffocating, impoverished future and unlock his shackles; the brutal Welsh working-class reality of Edwardian Britain.

With his head full of folly, his parents struggle with their son's eccentricity but, he doggedly trains himself to emulate his hero on the industrial detritus in the bustling docks, and his relentless ambition finally brings him face-to-face with the world's greatest showman along with one of the most terrifying events in British industrial history.

Is it possible to follow one's dreams in a world where poverty weighs you down like mud? An enchanting story that blurs the lines between childhood imagination and the cynicism of adulthood. An extraordinary tale of hope, determination & magic!

A multi-award winner at Hollywood & San Diego Fringes.

An Edinburgh Sell Out.

"A Cracker!" Western Mail

 

Presented by:
Guy Masterson - CIT

Actor, writer, producer, fight choreographer and Welshman, Dan won "Best Performance in the English Language" at the Wales Theatre Awards 2015 for playing Siegfried Sassoon in 'Not About About Heroes' for Theatr Clwyd directed by Tim Baker. His first play, 'A Regular Little Houdini' directed by Joshua Richards has won 4 international fringe awards.
Other Theatre includes Richard Hannay in 'The 39 Steps' (d Maria Aitken); 'Hamlet', 'The Winslow Boy', 'As You Like It', 'The Taming of the Shrew', 'Arden of Faversham', 'Troilus and Cressida', 'Brassed Off' (d Terry Hands); 'Arms and the Man' (d Emma Lucia); 'Robin Hood' (d Richard Gauntlet); 'A Comedy of Errors' (d Philip Franks); 'Carrie’s War' (d Andrew Loudon); 'Suddenly Last Summer', 'Cyrano DeBergerac' (d Phillip Breen). 'An Inspector Calls' (d Barry Kyle). 'Tintin' (d Rufus Norris), 'Romans in Britain' (d Sam West).
His new play 'The Chartists and the Lament of George Shell' will tour in 2018. www.flyingbridgetheatre.co.uk

Venues

Mainstage at Bakehouse Theatre

255 Angas Street, Adelaide, 5000, SA