Sunday, November 24, 2013

Daniel Llewelyn-Williams is A Regular Little Houdini

Welsh actor Daniel Llewelyn-Williams will première his one-man show, A Regular Little Houdini, at the Clwyd Theatr Cymru in Wales on November 26 and 27. The play is set in the Newport docks between 1905 and 1913; the two occasions that Houdini visited the city.

The play is told through the eyes of a young boy who is obsessed with magic. His story tracks the massive industrial growth of south Wales, the building of the transporter bridge and the Newport dock disaster of 1909. There are magic tricks and fantastical stories of monsters and Cyclopes and even an appearance by Houdini himself.

Daniel, who plays eight parts in the play, tells The South Wales Argus: "I blended these two stories of Houdini with stories of my own family and this young boy. The whole thing is about the perceived loss of childhood imagination. It’s a story of hope and tragedy."

A Regular Little Houdini is directed by Joshua Richards. Music is by Meg Cox. Tickets for the première dates can be purchased at the Clwyd Theatr Cymru website. It will also play at the Newport Riverfront on January 23, 24, 25, and the Swansea Grand on April 16, 2014.

Below is an interview with Daniel about the play and Houdini's visits to Newport.


  1. John Hinson great nephew of Bess and Harry HoudiniNovember 24, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    I wish that it would play over here?

    1. Daniel LLewelyn-WilliamsNovember 26, 2013 at 6:19 PM

      Hi John. I would be honoured to play it over there. I opened the show last night and there was an overwhelmingly positive reaction. Please visit and like my facebook page for the show

      I am very interested in getting an american tour together. Please let me know what you think the reaction would be to my show in your area? you can contact me through the facebook page. Best wishes Dan LLewelyn-Williams

    2. Thanks for the comment and the link to the Facebook page. I've liked. Yes, it would be great to see your show make it "across the pond." Good luck with the tour.

  2. Finally I will be bringing my show, A Regular Little Houdini to America. Between June and July 2016 I'll be playing the San Diego Fringe Festival, the Kirk Douglas theatre in LA, the Noh Space theatre in San Francisco and another venue tbc in Portland Oregon. Visit the show website and like the Facebook page for confirmation of dates etc. hope you can come and see this award winning show.

    1. Fantastic! You can count on me attending the LA show at the Kirk Douglas theatre.