A TV magician will be performing one of the most dangerous magical illusions ever seen on the stage next week.
Jamie Allan, who recently appeared on the ITV show, Get Your Act Together, will perform the death-defying stunt at his show on Saturday, May 9.
Only a handful of top illusionists have dared to perform the stunt since it was invented by top escapologist, Harry Houdini, in 1911.
The show, called iMagician, will see him shackled before being plunged into a glass water tank. As the clock counts every precious second, loudspeakers will amplify the sound of Jamie’s heart as he struggles to free himself, adding one of many state-of-the art touches to Houdini’s masterpiece.
Speaking about the trick Jamie said: “For this particular illusion, it has to be dangerous for it to be exciting.
“That is what Houdini intended and we have to stick by his principles.
“So I’m afraid there’s no health and safety rules for me in this act.
“At first, my partner was very apprehensive, but she has learned to trust me to get it right and I’m certain I’ve covered all the angles.
“But we can’t remove every element of danger completely which is why it’s such a great favourite with audiences. But it’s also why it’s rarely performed.”
The show is on at The Grove Theatre in Dunstable and starts at 7.30pm.
Tickets cost £18.50. To book call 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk