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A Regular Little Houdini

From 11 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Entertaining, Intense

About the show

59E59 presents this one-man play from Daniel LLewelyn-Williams about a Welsh dockworker's son at the turn of the last century, who, smitten by Harry Houdini, dreams of a life of magic. More…

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 story that blends childhood imagination with the cynicism of adulthood. A tale of hope, determination, and magic.

Member Reviews (11)


Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Entertaining, Intense

Slow, Disappointing, Well acted

See it if you want to see an actor with a lot of charm and personality performing in a one man show

Don't see it if you don't like one person shows especially ones that are too focused on one very narrow topic or you're expecting a show with a lot of magic

During previews
Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You like 1 man shows, stories,good acting in65 minutes with a bit of Irish magic

Don't see it if You want a big production with music ,sets, big cast this is simplicity in a black box

December 18th, 2017
"A unique and captivating one-man show...It combines splendid storytelling and illusion with real historical events...Daniel Llewelyn-Williams' has written 'A Regular Little Houdini' with meticulous detail and delivers a stunning performance...You'll be entranced and entertained by 'A Regular Lit...
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December 18th, 2017
"A regular little spellbinder...Llewelyn-Williams is a king-size stage presence with leading-man looks and a knack for spinning a yarn...It may seem unlikely that a piece about the power of illusion, featuring several scenes of high action, would work so well in monologue form, but Llewelyn-Willi...
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December 18th, 2017
"If only Daniel Llewelyn-Williams were able to tap more liberally into some of that razzle-dazzle, then perhaps his solo show would stir up more excitement than the occasional sparks that flare up briefly...Ultimately, 'A Regular Little Houdini' is less of a play than it is a piece of storytellin...
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December 19th, 2017
“If there's a criticism to be leveled at ‘A Regular Little Houdini,’ it's that it could be longer. Llewelyn-Williams, director Joshua Richards, and composer Meg Cox (the only three people listed in the program) seem to have been on their own in crafting the show, which might explain its brevity. ...
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