Drama Tue 5 March 2024 - Wed 6 Mar 2024

Houdini's Greatest Escape


“laugh out loud, crazy, chaotic, anarchic, slapstick…a side splitting 5 out of 5 stars. Great fun!"

What's Good To Do

“Inventive, captivating and enthralling, this is a show not to be missed…a truly exceptional piece of entertainment"

Fairy Powered Productions

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).

Click here to discover more about the show in our interview with producer and writer, Feargus Woods Dunlop.


Tue 5 March 2024 - Wed 6 Mar 2024


Main House


£15.00 - £25.00


125 minutes

Intermission Duration

20 minutes

Age guidance


Content warning

Mild bad language/innuendo and murder

Season Deal

Book multiple shows in our season and save!

Book 2 shows in the season and get 15% off!*

Book 3 shows in the season and get 20% off!*

Book 5 shows in the season and get 25% off!*

Click here to see the full list of shows included in our season deal

*T&C's - Available on select shows only. Shows must be booked at the same time. Discount will automatically be applied. This offer is not available in retrospect.

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