Sherlock escapologist to perform at Peter Paine

Danny Hunt and Stephanie Clarke
Danny Hunt and Stephanie Clarke

An illusionist and escapologist who has worked on TV shows such as Sherlock and the Bafta award-winning Help My Supply Teacher is Magic, is coming to Boston on Saturday.

Danny Hunt, a consultant on the ‘fake suicide’ in which Benedict Cumberbatch’s Baker Street sleuth jumped off a building, will perform illusions and tricks at the Peter Paine Performance Centre, on Rosebery Avenue.

Mr Hunt says he has been performing magic, illusions and escapology since he was four years old – his live performances have included chopping a watermelon in half on David Hasselhoff’s head on The Magicians.

He said: “I’m a bit of an illusionist, a bit of an escapologist and other bits of stuff - I’m an unusualist I guess.”

“It’s quite an interesting job I have,” he added.

The show will run as two 45 minute slots with a break in between and will include two of the stunts included in Sherlock – one from series one and one from series two.

He will be joined by his assistant, Boston-local Stephanie Clarke who started her entertainment career at the age of three with Barbara Brown’s Dance Krazy in Benington and appeared in many of their annual shows at Blackfriars Theatre.

The show starts at 7pm. Tickets £8 adult, £4 children.To book call 01205 367372.

Proceeds to the Butterfly Hospice Trust.