The Mysterious Gentleman

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A play incorporating stage magic that explores the eternal question of what lies beyond death, told through the life story of mercurial magician JN Maskelyne.
The Mysterious Gentleman at the Courtyard Theatre

Image: Partners in Mischief; Off the Cliff Theatre


Overview


Genre: Magic/ illusion
Venue: The Courtyard
Started: Tuesday 31 October 2017
Closed: Saturday 18 November 2017
Running time:1 hr 50 mins (excl interval)
Age suitability: Not available

Background


A co-production between writer Jarek Adams of Partners in Mischief Productions & director Kasia Rózycki of Off The Cliff Theatre.


Show website here.


Synopsis


The Mysterious Gentleman is a play incorporating stage magic that explores the eternal question of what lies beyond death, told through the life story of mercurial magician JN Maskelyne.


The play brings back to the stage this man of contradictions, and 100 years after his death his story is story is still mesmerising.


Known as the father of modern magic in the Victorian era, he built his career by challenging fraudulent spiritualists and charlatans, as well as creating magical illusions that amazed Victorian audiences and still astonish people today.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
40 Pitfield Street
London N1 6EU

Box office tel: 0844 477 1000

Box office email: Send Mail

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 31 October 2017

Press night:Tuesday 7 November 2017

Closes:Saturday 18 November 2017

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:
-

Intervals:1

Tickets


Standard:
£14

Concessions:
£11

Cast


Andrew Thorn as John Nevil Maskelyne

Dave Short as George Cooke

Josh Harper as Nevil Maskelyne


Creatives


Author: Jarek Adams
Director: Kasia Rózycki
Production: Partners in Mischief Productions and Off The Cliff Theatre

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