Win tickets to see Houdini the Musical

The Weston & Somerset Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse, Weston, to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to see the show

IT'S time to escape for a night out filled with mystery, music and magic.In a story of betrayed friendship, sinister plotting, love, romance and sacrifice from the golden age of variety, Houdini the Musical aims to take the audience back to a time when the most famous magician and escapologist of them all topped the bill.Some of the most magnificent illusions ever performed will be recreated, including The Crystal Smoke Casket, The Hot Seat and the infamous Chinese Water Torture Cell from which Houdini performed a dangerous escape from two tonnes of water.The production will involve a cast of 10 talented performers with the backing of a six-piece orchestra. Simon Mark Leigh, co-writer of the musical, said: "This show has been five years in the making and we are very excited about its launch in Weston."It has incredible drama, high romance, stunning visual effects and an unforgettable ending that we hope will move and inspire people. "The show has been written to appeal to all ages and we hope that it will bring out the magic in everyone, from children and adults alike."Houdini the Musical will be staged at The Playhouse from June 6-9. Tickets, priced £14-£20, are available from the box office on 01934 645544.* The Weston & Somerset Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse to offer one lucky readers the chance to each win a pair of tickets to see the show.To enter, please answer the following question: In which illusion did Houdini escape from two tonnes of water? * Closes: 9am on May 24. * Usual Archant rules apply and the editor's decision is final.

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