"The Escapologist lingers after the final curtain, a slow burner that sends sparks between the synapses on the journey home."
The Sunday Times
"An intensely mesmeric affair...an elegant and profound piece of work."
Quick-witted and sad, moving and absurd, The Escapologist is a celebration of theatricality, using live music, silent film and pitch-perfect dialogue to tell the stories of its characters and the story of Harry Houdini, whose amazing stunts somehow relate to them all...
Direction: Graham Eatough
Text: Simon Bent
Design: Laura Hopkins
Lighting Design: Ian Scott
Music: David Paul Jones
Performers: Paul Blair, Selina Boyack, Mary Anne Lynch Small, Kevin McMonagle, Tommy Mullins, Talia Winn
Image: Paul Blair in The Escapologist | Photo © Douglas McBride