A 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 working 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 struggle 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!
“Llewelyn-Williams commands the audience’s attention; it is the mesmerizing qualities of his story-telling voice, which shackles us to his web of tales”. Wales Arts Review
Winner of The Encore Producer’s Award, Artistic Excellence Award, and Best Performance by an Actor Award at The Hollywood Fringe Festival.
Running time approximately 1 hour, plus 20 minute Q&A, no intermission.
This special performance is followed by an audience Q&A with the writer and actor Daniel Llewelyn-Williams.