16th June 2021

Time: 19:30

Location: Zoom lecture

Suspense, one of the most powerful qualities you can bring to your show, is predicated on risk and tension.  In this lecture, escape artist Miranda Allen will teach the fundamentals of risk management as they apply to both physical and performative risk.  Enhance your material, take bigger risks, add some modern escape tricks to your arsenal, and learn from carefully curated stories collected from great magicians of our time.

Learn how to:

  • Escape from handcuffs and cable ties
  • Manage risks
  • Structure an escape act
  • Stage danger safely
  • Perform suspense
  • Escape from a straightjacket in a fresh new way.

Who is Miranda?

Miranda Allen is an escape artist, actor, stage fighter, and stunt performer.  During her recent appearance on Season 7 of Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Penn Jillette called her escape from a barrel filled with wine a “heroic, safe, and moral act that I loved every second of”.  Throughout the pandemic she co-created and performed the award-winning Zoom magic show A Night in With Lucy Darling, with Carisa Hendrix and Richard Lee.  Miranda is also the inventor of the ratchet strap escape.