Mr Swallow - Houdini

The Pleasance, Nick Mohammed and United Agents present

Mr Swallow - Houdini

  • Tue 10 Jan - Sat 18 Feb 2017, Evenings 7pm, Matinees 3.30pm.
  • Soho Theatre
  • From £10

‘Split-your-sides hilarious’
★★★★★ Evening Standard

‘Pure escapism’
★★★★★ Metro

‘One of the most incontrovertibly hilarious hours in town.’
★★★★★ Guardian

‘A spellbinding feat of comic perfection.’
★★★★★ Stage

Having only just touched back down to earth following the success of his spectacular run at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Mr. Swallow returns to Soho Theatre with Mr. Swallow – Houdini, the self-proclaimed first-ever entirely true auto-biopic of legendary magician Harry Houdini.

Forget William Kalush and Larry Sloman’s painstakingly researched 608-page book The Secret Life of Houdini (IT. IS. BOR-ING.) Forget hours of trawling Google (whatever happened to Encarta 97?) Mr. Swallow – Houdini will be a world-first celebration of the man who brought magic and escapology to the mainstream.

Mr. Swallow – Houdini will also bear witness to a Soho Theatre first, a recreation of one of Houdini’s most famous tricks – the underwater escape! Mr. Swallow will attempt to free himself from the iron-grip like shackles and escape the tank before it’s too late (or that’ll be another first.)

Co-starring David Elms (Musical Comedy Awards 2014 winner, BBC3’s Comedy Marathon) and Kieran Hodgson (Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award 2015 & 2016 nominee, BBC2’s We’re Doomed! The Dad’s Army Story, E4’s Drifters).The show is directed by Matt Peover (Mr. Swallow – The Musical, Nick Helm: This Means War).

‘One of the most incontrovertibly hilarious hours in town.’
★★★★★ Guardian

‘A spellbinding feat of comic perfection.’
★★★★★ Stage

‘Will leave you grinning foolishly from ear to ear.’
★★★★ Telegraph

‘A spectacular show… How can Mohammed possibly top this?’
★★★★ Sunday Times

‘Expertly executed… There isn’t anything that the irrepressible Swallow can’t accomplish.’
★★★★ Scotsman

CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE
Tuesday 31st January 2017 at 7.15pm
For people who are Deaf, deafened or hard-of-hearing.

Age recommendation: PG
Running Time: 60 mins

Mr Swallow - Houdini Performances

Sat 21 Jan 3:30pm
Sat 21 Jan 7:00pm
Mon 23 Jan 7:00pm
Tue 24 Jan 7:00pm
Wed 25 Jan 7:00pm
Thu 26 Jan 7:00pm
Fri 27 Jan 7:00pm
Sat 28 Jan 3:30pm
Sat 28 Jan 7:00pm
Mon 30 Jan 7:00pm
Tue 31 Jan 7:00pm
Wed 1 Feb 7:00pm
Thu 2 Feb 7:00pm
Fri 3 Feb 7:00pm
Sat 4 Feb 3:30pm
Sat 4 Feb 7:00pm
Mon 6 Feb 7:00pm
Tue 7 Feb 7:00pm
Wed 8 Feb 7:00pm
Thu 9 Feb 7:00pm
Fri 10 Feb 7:00pm
Sat 11 Feb 3:30pm
Sat 11 Feb 7:00pm
Mon 13 Feb 7:00pm
Tue 14 Feb 7:00pm
Wed 15 Feb 7:00pm
Thu 16 Feb 7:00pm
Fri 17 Feb 7:00pm
Sat 18 Feb 3:30pm
Sat 18 Feb 7:00pm

‘One of the most incontrovertibly hilarious hours in town.’
★★★★★ Guardian

‘Split-your-sides hilarious’
★★★★★ Evening Standard

‘Pure escapism’
★★★★★ Metro

‘A spellbinding feat of comic perfection.’
★★★★★ Stage

‘Will leave you grinning foolishly from ear to ear.’
★★★★ Telegraph

‘A spectacular show… How can Mohammed possibly top this?’
★★★★ Sunday Times

‘Expertly executed… There isn’t anything that the irrepressible Swallow can’t accomplish.’
★★★★ Scotsman

‘Silly, funny and jaw-dropping.’
★★★★ List

‘Brilliantly funny… A potent mix of the sharp and the silly.’
★★★★ Chortle

Cast

Nick Mohammed, David Elms, Kieran Hodgson

Creative team

Director
Matt Peover
Lighting Designer
Marec Joyce
Sound Designer
Matthew Ferrie
Musical Director
Freddie Tapner
Choreographer
Emily Holt
Costume
Jacob Hughes
Photography
Vanessa Whyte
Original Artwork
Rebecca Pitt
Composer
Ollie Birch

Production

Stage Manager
Steve Watling
Production Design
Matt Britten
Magic and Escapology Consultant
Danny Hunt