A Musical Diversion Suggested By The Lives Of Chung Ling Soo
By Raymond Yiu and Lee Warren
Tickets £6 - £18
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.
Cast Sophie Louise Dann, Paul Leonard, Richard Morris, Phillip Sutton, Andrew Watts
Music Raymond Yiu
Text Lee Warren
Music Direction Tim Redmond
Direction Martin Duncan
Design Francis O'Connor
Light Chris Ellis