The Magic Circle’s Close-up Magician of the Year, 2015, Dr Will Houstoun, has just completed his PhD in Victorian Conjuring. He has lectured and performed around the world, including multiple appearances at The Magic Castle and The Magic Circle, and consulted on projects such as the BBC’s Wolf Hall and Martin Scorsese’s Hugo. Will has written two books: The Notebook, which examines late eighteenth century card magic, and Hellsi in Wonderland, that investigates a little known, but influential, nineteenth century performer. In addition he is the Editor of both The Magic Circle and the Young Magicians Club magazines, edits Quarterly with Helder Guimaraes and has been on the staff of both Genii and MAGIC.
About the trick
Believe it or not, Will Houstoun's FREAK is only an illusion, which anyone can learn. It's completely impromptu and can be performed surrounded. On this video, Will goes into intricate detail revealing the secret to all four phases of the routine - providing you with 20 minutes of expert instruction, tips, finesse points and performance subtleties.
Freak is one of my most used tricks and my go-to effect if someone stops me and asks to see something. - Dynamo
This is one freakish effect that you and your audience will never forget!
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