The Last Act of Harry Houdini


On October 21st, 1926, two strangers visited Houdini in his theatre dressing room. Ten days later, he was dead.
The Last Act of Harry Houdini at Cockpit Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Cockpit Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 29 October 2019
Closes: Saturday 2 November 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


On October 21st, 1926, two strangers visited Houdini in his theatre dressing room.


Ten days later, he was dead.


Harry Houdini was a poor Hungarian Jewish immigrant who rose through the Vaudeville theatre circuit to become the greatest showman of the early twentieth century.


If he was a pioneer of magic and illusion onstage, off stage he was a force of nature : an aviator in the first days of flight; a movie idol at the birth of cinema and the scourge of the new Church of Spiritualism.


It was his extraordinary private life that sealed his fate.


In this highly acclaimed production, the Master Magician is forced to confront his obsessions with asylums and dance halls, movies and seances until finally revealing confidential show business secrets and the real motivation behind his death defying career.


Somewhere, in this last act, is the answer to what killed the greatest escapologist of all time.


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Postal address:
Gateforth Street
Marylebone
London NW8 8EH

Box office tel: 0207 258 2925

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 29 October 2019

Closes:Saturday 2 November 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm

(Plus a special late night performance on 31st Oct at 9.30pm)


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£12

Concessions:
£10

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Creatives


Author: Barry Killerby
Director: Ishwar Maharaj
Production: The Company O Theatre

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