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Houdini's Greatest Escape
Houdini's Greatest Escape

Presented by New Old Friends in association with Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Houdini's Greatest Escape

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Event details

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 (BBC One’s The Magicians).

Running Time

Approx. 1 hr 55 mins including an interval

Age Advice

Recommended age 10+

No under 2s permitted


Mild bad language, innuendo and murder

This event takes place at

MAST Mayflower Studios

Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DU 

 Street level access to our foyer & Box Office is through the main entrance on Above Bar Street. 

The MAST Mayflower Studios building

Further information


Executive & Executive Plus Membership £3.00 off zones A and B only

Young Person Under 16 £5.00 off

Groups (10+) £3.00 off*
Groups (20+) £5.00 off plus one free ticket with every 20 purchased*

Schools/Young People’s Group 10+: £10.00 tickets and one free supervisor with every ten purchased. All additional supervisors are full price**

Student Special £5.00 off on zones A and B

*not available online – please call 02380 711811
**not available online – please email

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