A Regular Little Houdini
Saturday 4th Feb 2017 7:45PM
Produced by Flying Bridge Theatre Ltd
Written and performed by Daniel Llewelyn-Williams
Directed by Joshua Richards Music by Meg Cox
Newport, South Wales: A dockworker’s son, smitten by Harry Houdini, dreams of magic – to “escape” his suffocating, Welsh-working-class Edwardian reality. His parents struggle with their son’s eccentricity, but doggedly training himself to emulate his hero on the industrial detritus, his relentless ambition finally brings him face-to-face with the world’s greatest showman - and one of the most terrifying events in British industrial history. Is it possible to follow one’s dreams when poverty weighs you down like mud? An enchanting story that blends childhood imagination with the cynicism of adulthood. Daniel Llewelyn-Williams recently won ‘Best Actor’ at the Wales Theatre Awards and is currently playing Dr Rhys Thomas in Eastenders.