Thursday, June 15, 2023

'Bess - The Other Houdini' is coming to the UK

I'm excited to share news today of a new play, Bess - The Other Houdini, written by Christine Foster and directed by James Weisz. The show will have previews at two venues in South East England, Eastbourne and Lewes in September and October before opening at Upstairs at the Gatehouse in London, October 23-November 12, 2023.

Escape Artists Theatre Company presents the Mystery and Magic of Bess - The Other Houdini
Will Houdini contact Bess from the Afterlife? And if he doesn't, can there be Life After Harry?

Two years after Houdini’s death, his widow Bess, eager for cash, is accused of rigging a séance. Hounded by the Press, she flees to a sanitarium to battle not only with her own demons, but with her terror that their perfect marriage may have been the greatest illusion of all.

Three performers play multiple parts in this fast-paced play which employs creative stage illusions, confrontations, surprises, and a climatic Séance. The magic consultant and supervisor of special effects is Paul Zenon, Gold Star Member of the Inner Magic Circle.

Tickets are not yet available, but you can follow the official Facebook page for news and updates.

A play about Bess. I love it!


  1. What Bess went thru after Harry's death was pretty much depression. But she managed to pull thru. She was stronger than she thought she was. I love those 1930s West Coast photos of her smiling with friends.

  2. Escape Artists Theatre CompanyJune 27, 2023 at 1:11 AM

    And that is *exactly* what this play is about!!