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We meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at the
Bexley Club for the Disabled, Barton Close, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 8JP.

Doors open at 7:30pm for an 8:00pm start. We are clear of the building by 10:30pm.

The hall is in a cul-de-sac and parking is VERY limited. It’s REALLY important not to annoy the neighbours, so DON’T PARK IN BARTON CLOSE!! DON’T!!

There’s plenty of room in Mount Road. Park there.

Magic & Suspense – Miranda Allen

16th June 2021

Miranda lecture headshot

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.


  1. This programme is subject to change at short notice due to circumstances beyond our control. Please contact the Secretary to confirm the programme will be as advertised.
  2. *Magician visitors are welcome at (almost) any meeting. If you’re not a magician, you’re still welcome provided you make prior arrangements with the Secretary.
  3. We reserve the right to refuse admission.
  4. Most events will incur a small entry fee for visitors, currently £10