Over the past few years
we have often been asked if we could do something Victorian for various
events. So we have decided due to
popular demand to put together a Victorian show. We have spent a lot of time and a lot of money over the last
couple of years, researching and recreating Victorian illusions from the great
masters of Magic, Houdin, Selbitt, Blackstone and Harry Houdini.
Such fantastic illusions as Chung Ling Soo 'Origami illusion' We
also pay tribute to Harry Houdini by performing the strait jacket escape, and
Houdini's world famous metamorphosis, in which two members of the public are
invited on stage to check that all the apparatus, used is genuine. I am tied inside a sack and placed inside a
locked trunk (an exact copy of Houdini's original) Sue stands on top and raises
the curtain and in the blink of an eye the metamorphosis is achieved, with a complete
transformation, myself free and Sue in the still locked trunk. This illusion is as baffling today as was
when Houdini first performed it in 1893 as Houdini said, "Without a single
doubt the greatest mystery of the present time"
well as having Victorian props recreated, we have also purchased period costume
and we now feel that we are ready to present the show to the public.
If we can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us at Masquerade