Day 421 - Magic show developing in house

We have been exploring illusion and obsession in the theatre this week.


Helen Milne Productions, playwright Rob Drummond, and a team of actors and magicians, have been developing a new script in our rehearsal room and experimenting with creating astonishing illusion in the darkness of our main stage.


The team are adapting a thrillingly dark and twisting tale The Wonderful World of Henry Sugar by Roald Dahl - inspired by pakistani mystic Kuda Bux, a man who claimed he could see without using his eyes. We look forward to telling you more about its theatrical incarnation soon.


Here the team begin a day of work on creating the illusions at the heart of the story:



The Puffin book cover for the collection of short stories The Wonderful World of Henry Sugar and Six More:



Image credit © Toni Demuro.


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