milk churn escape
- a picture from
One of the most memorable acts I witnessed while writing Circus Mania was Danny Adams' recreation of Houdini's escape from a padlocked milk churn.
Backstage at the Great Yarmouth Hippodrome, with water still dripping from his clown nose, the daredevil revealed, "The first time I went in was horrible. You hear the padlocks go on. Your heart is racing... and I couldn't get out at all. It was the scariest thing ever."
But, as this picture reveals, at least he doesn't have to worry about the water being too cold - it's heated up backstage before he goes in.
Jack & The Beanstalk at the Newcastle Theatre Royal until January 18.
Click here to read a review of their summer show on Southwold Common.
|Backstage at Cirque du Hilarious|
- Circus Mania takes you there
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