BWW Review: A REGULAR LITTLE HOUDINI is a Captivating One-Man Show
A Regular Little Houdini, the unique and captivating one-man show is now onstage at 59E59 Theaters. Written and performed by Daniel Llewelyn-Williams, directed by Joshua Richards, with composition by Meg Cox, it combines splendid storytelling and illusion with real historical events. Presented by Flying Bridge Theatre Limited, the show is being performed through December 31st.
Set in Newport, South Wales in the early 1900's, a dockworker's young son, who is fascinated by Harry Houdini's "amazements," hopes to escape the life of a laborer by becoming a professional magician. But his dream may be deferred when he attempts a daring stunt and becomes seriously injured. Actual events in Newport that include a tragic construction disaster and Harry Houdini's jump from the Newport Bridge are woven into the young man's fascinating tale.
Daniel Llewelyn-Williams' has written A Regular Little Houdini with meticulous detail and delivers a stunning performance. He presents the story in chapters, portrays multiple characters seamlessly, and intersperses acts of illusion in his presentation. Two renowned magicians, quick-change artist, Adrian Solar and sleight-of-hand artist, Tom Silburn, created the magic tricks specifically for the show.
You'll be entranced and entertained by A Regular Little Houdini. The theater's intimate performance space is the ideal venue for the show. See it while you can.
A Regular Little Houdini runs for 65 minutes with no intermission. It will be performed on a limited engagement through Sunday, December 31. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM, Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM and 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $25 ($20 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at 212.279.4200 or visit http://www.59e59.org/.
Photo Credit: Sheri Bankes