Evanna Lynch to star as Houdini’s wife in British stage production

It has been announced that Evanna Lynch will play Bess, the wife of famous magician Harry Houdini, in Houdini, an upcoming play based on the early performing years of Harry and his brother Theo.

This is the official plot description of the play:

“To be the greatest, you have to be willing to sacrifice everything. The highly successful Brothers Houdini soon find this out, as their death-defying feats start to draw in ever bigger crowds and ultimately attract the attention of the major theatre promoters.

“Join us for what promises to be an explosive theatrical spectacle, when the prestigious promoter Martin Beck offers only Harry an opportunity that will change his life forever.

“This intricate look inside the lives of two of the greatest performers the world has ever seen, explores the impact of family, love and jealousy. Watch as two masters of the stage perform, entrance, delight and surprise, performing a number of famous illusions in this gripping life story that is certainly not for the faint-hearted.

“Discover the legend. Believe in the magic.”

Along with Evanna, Stuart Brennan has been cast as Houdini’s brother Theo. The role of Harry has yet to be cast. Tickets go on sale May 6, and Houdini will have its world premiere on September 9 at the Stoke-on-Trent Repertory Theatre. The play will tour across the UK throughout the fall. A list of tour dates and locations can be found here.

Thanks to The Leaky Cauldron for the tip!

Jessica J.

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