I saw a real Chinese guy do this stuff better
I saw him make a goldfish appear
You should have been there!
There were costumes and dragons
And a tiny Pekinese juggler
He was a wonderful Chinese Conjuror!
The Original Chinese Conjuror tells the extravagant true story of William Robinson, whose onstage death at the Wood Green Odeon in 1918 brough to an end a brilliant magic career and a remarkable subterfuge.
Young composer Raymond Yiu and his librettist, magician Lee Warren, draw on their fascination with vaudeville, magic and musical theatre to tell this extraordinary story.
Former Chicester Festival Director, Martin Duncan (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) directs a gifed ensemble of musical theatre actors and opera singers.
Music: Raymond Yiu
Text: Lee Warren
Cast: Sophie Louise Dann
Music Director: Tim Redmond
Director: Martin Duncan
Designer: Francis O'Connor
Lighting Designer: Chris Ellis