In yesterday’s blog entry, I mentioned a new version of Ning’s “The Impalement Cage” that we have developed especially for a special event we are performing for the Football Association tomorrow.
If you remember, Ning became the first female magician in South East Asia to successfully attempt a mega illusion in front of 4000 spectators. It was the most widely covered magic event by the media ever and was a great milestone for Ning. Watch the official video below:
This was a one of its kind spectacle to be performed only once. When we were booked for the FAS event, they wanted a special act as a highlight of the show. I suggested a redesign of “The Impalement Cage”.
Many elements had to be changed because the escape must now be incorporated into a show – it is not just a stand-alone act. The weight of the prop and height had to be changed. I also wanted the escape to be different and even more challenging for Ning – to her great ‘delight’… or was it fright.
In the original mega escape, Ning had to escape from handcuffs, chains, neck collar and ankle restraints while blindfolded. This time round, she will be attempting to escape from a Straight Jacket, leg irons and chains wrapped round her body… all before 13 steel spikes descend on her.
Not surprising, the straight jacket is giving Ning more problems than we anticipated because there are so many parts to it and it gets tangled up with the chains.
Will she survive? Find out on Tues night.