Project Description

“If you could speak to the spirits of the dead, what would you ask them?
If the spirits of the dead could speak, what would they say?”

The Houdini Exposure Poster

THE HOUDINI EXPOSURE

A LITTLE EARTHQUAKE PRODUCTION

Originally produced in association with
THE ARENA THEATRE WOLVERHAMPTON

The creation of The Houdini Exposure was funded by
ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND

And supported by
STAN’S CAFE AND A. E. HARRIS

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“If you could speak to the spirits of the dead, what would you ask them? If the spirits of the dead could speak, what would they say?”

Harry is the greatest magician there has ever been, if you believe the hype. He certainly believes it himself. He’s also a man on a mission — to test the claims of mediums across the world. He desperately wants to believe them, too…but he knows every trick in the book. He should be good at spotting a fake. After all… He used to be one.

Fuelled by guilt and grief, Harry launches a moral crusade which tears his friendships apart, threatens to destroy his marriage and sees death threats rain down on him from his enemies in this world — and in the world beyond.

Little Earthquake lifts the lid on this milk churn of mysteries, as the King of Showmen takes to the stage for the biggest reveal of his life.

Who will you believe? The Medium? Or the Magician?

CAST

Bess Houdini | Natalie Wilson
Harry Houdini | Gareth Nicholls

CREATIVE TEAM

Writer & Director | Gareth Nicholls
Deviser | Natalie Wilson
Dramaturg | Philip Holyman
Music & Sound Design | Huey McEvoy
Set Design & Construction | Nicholas Nicholls
Costume | Ruth Bagnall for Costumia

FOR LITTLE EARTHQUAKE

Co-Directors | Gareth Nicholls and Philip Holyman