Houdini's Greatest Escape

Houdini's Greatest Escape

King's Head Theatre

Available to 30 June 2024

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Get tickets for the amazing new show Houdini's Greatest Escape at the King's Head Theatre 29th-30th June

Don’t miss this laugh out loud adventure that will have you on the edge of your seat at death defying escapes, gasping as you witness incredible feats of magic and laughing out loud at some of the funniest (and let’s be honest weirdest) characters you’ll see on stage this year, as New Old Friends pull off their most magnificent stunt yet in Houdini’s Greatest Escape.

What is Houdini's Greatest Escape about?

Harry Houdini is the world’s greatest entertainer. Just as his death-defying escapology stunts have him, and his wife Bess, on the cusp of a career-defining performance for King Edward, he finds himself framed for murder by a gang of criminals in cahoots with the chief of police.

Can Harry & Bess escape the plot and clear their names? And how is their rival, The Superstar Spiritualist medium, involved? All will be revealed in this hilarious 39 Steps-esque thriller, played out in New Old Friends’ (Crimes on Centre Court) inimitable, award-winning style of physical comedy, sparkling wit and just a touch of chaos.

Featuring a hard-working cast of four playing multiple roles on an almost harder-working set, this show will have you laughing and gasping throughout at the magic of theatre and the ‘real’ magic of illusions designed by TV’s Pete Firman (Netflix's Good Omens, BBC One’s The Magicians). 

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Almeida Theatre Co Ltd,
108 Upper Street N1 1QN
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How To Find Us

By Rail & Underground:

From Angel Station (Northern Line, Bank Branch), it’s a 9-minute walk. Exit the station, turn right, and continue on Upper Street. The theatre is in Islington Square, next to the Kings Head Pub.
From Highbury & Islington Station (Victoria Line, National Rail, and Overground), it’s a 12-minute walk. Exit the station, turn right onto Upper Street, and you’ll find the theatre on the right side, opposite St. Mary’s Church. You can also watch a video guide from Angel Station here.

By Bus:

Take bus routes 4, 19, 30, or 43 to the St. Mary’s Church stop, which is close to the theatre.

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