Death Defying spectacle at Magfest

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One of this year's MagFest shows, The Firelight Show featuring the illusionist Cameron Murray and his assistant Fearchara, will include Russian Roulette as well as Houdini’s most dangerous escape, the Milk Can.

Artistic Director Alasdair Nicolson says “In this show you will see life put on the line not just once but twice! Murray is one of a few escapologists worldwide who perform the Milk Can escape, filled with frozen cold water the milk can is sealed and locked from the outside and failure means a drowning death. It will be the first time the escape has been performed in Orkney and it is considered the most difficult and dangerous escape known today. His assistant Fearchara will also need nerves of steel as she fires the handguns during Russian Roulette.”

The Illusionist Cameron Murray comments “Much of the work in this show is genuinely unique to us, as in the case of the Winnipeg Set as I researched much of the show's contents over in Manitoba and performed some of it there. As an interesting aspect many of the people I was with in Canada were Fletts of Orcadian descent.”

The Firelight Show has two shows at the MagFest venue Fusion nightclub on Sunday 21st June at 9.00pm and Monday 22 June at 7.00pm.

Tickets priced £15 and £11 are available online using the links below or from the Festival Box Office 01856 871445 at 60 Victoria Street, Kirkwall.

Buy tickets for Sunday 21 June  Monday 22 June

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There is no other event, certainly in Scotland, that blurs the boundaries between community arts and the professional world as relentlessly as Orkney's St Magnus Festival.
Keith Bruce - The Herald

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