A Regular Little Houdini
Flying Bridge Theatre
Winner of 4 International Fringe Festival Awards including;
Best Solo Show - San Diego Fringe Festival
Artistic Excellence Award - Hollywood Fringe Festival
Best Performance by an actor - Hollywood Fringe
Producers Encore Award - Hollywood Fringe
Just returned from a sell-out run at Edinburgh Festival.
Multiple 4 and 5 star reviews;
see website www.aregularlittlehoudini.co.uk
A Regular Little Houdini.
Newport, South Wales: A tenacious young dockworker's son, smitten by Harry Houdini’s amazements, dreams of a life of magic – to "escape" a suffocating, impoverished future and unlock his shackles; the brutal Welsh working-class reality of Edwardian Britain. With his head full of folly, his parents struggle with their son’s eccentricity, but, he doggedly trains himself to emulate his hero on the industrial detritus in the bustling docks, and his relentless ambition finally brings him face-to-face with the world’s greatest showman - along with one of the most terrifying events in British industrial history. Is it possible to follow one’s dreams in a world where poverty weighs you down like mud? An enchanting story that blurs the lines between childhood imagination and the cynicism of adulthood. An extraordinary tale of hope, determination & magic! A multi-award winner at Hollywood & San Diego Fringes. An Edinburgh Sell Out. "A cracker!" Western Mail. "Spellbinding" San Diego Union Tribune.
Daniel Llewelyn-Williams who wrote and performs the show recently won "best Actor" at the Wales Theatre Awards and is currently playing Dr Rhys Thomas in Eastenders.
Directed by Joshua Richards
Music composed by Meg Cox
Actor, writer, singer
Daniel is an incredible story-teller and delivers a flawless 55 minutes of exceptional acting, utterly absorbing the audience into the story. - South Wales Argus
Daniel Llewelyn-Williams has created a play full of incident and excitement, ending in one of the simplest yet most satisfying transformations I've ever seen.- Theatre Wales