Par Anthony Lindan
Déclarez au public que vous allez rendre hommage à Houdini en vous libérant… de votre propre veste ! Une fois les rires retombés, faites-vous menotter les poignets (après examen des menottes) dans votre dos, ce qui complique indéniablement la chose.
Deux spectateurs vous servant d’assistants abaissent puis remontent un rideau formant une cabine autour de vous : à chaque fois, vous avez réussi à déplacer la veste, mais vous y êtes empêtré de manière ridicule : la veste se retrouve tantôt à l’envers, tantôt sur votre tête, tantôt sur un seul côté avec les menottes passant par l’entrejambe…
Rires garantis pour ce numéro qui fait mouche devant tous les publics. Vous pouvez également emprunter la veste à un spectateur !
DVD en anglais, 1h24 environ. (Livré avec toutes les instructions nécessaires, y compris la construction de la cabine-rideau). Menottes non fournies.
Descriptif original anglais :
From Bill Abbott :
The performer explains that he would like to close his show with an homage to the incredible magician and escape artist Harry Houdini. One of Harry Houdini’s amazing feats was to escape from a straight jacket. Now it was legendary that Houdini was in such peak physical shape that he was able to dislocate body parts and free himself from some of the toughest straight jackets ever manufactured. The performer admits that he is not exactly in the phenomenal physical condition Houdini was, so in honour of the great master, he will attempt to escape from his own suit jacket ! As the audience laughter dies down, the performer explains that to make things more challenging, his hands will be cuffed together, making it nearly impossible for him to make his escape. Two volunteers are invited to the stage to inspect the handcuffs and locks, and proceed to lock the performers hands behind his back. A curtain that encircles the performer is raised by the two volunteers. It’s at this point that the hilarious mayhem begins ! The curtain is raised and lowered several times, each time revealing the performer (and his jacket) in more and more ludicrous physical positions. The jacket is half on half off, then it’s on completely backwards, then it’s almost off but the cuffs are snagged painfully between the performer’s legs! Impossibly the jacket ends up hanging free from the performer’s head and his hands are still cuffed behind his back ! Suddenly he offers a free hand to shake the hand of the volunteer on his left and just a suddenly he offers his other to shake the volunteer’s hand on his right, and the audience laughs their way into a huge round of applause !
The Incredible Suit Jacket Escape Package Includes :
Three Performances Shot in Full HD
History, Development & Influences
Volunteer Selection and Management
A Complete Routine Breakdown
A Condensed Walk-Through
No Jacket ? No Problem !
A Practice Poster
If you want add a classic fool-proof escape that guarantees laughs, generates hilarious audience interaction and plays real big, The Incredible Suit Jacket Escape is for you !
*Along with the construction of the simple four-sided curtain, you will need to have a version of the classic, quick release shackles to perform the routine. You may already have this standard magic prop, or can locate one from your favorite magic dealer.
Running Time Approximately : 1hr 24min