Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The Magic of 3

I lapped up The Magic of 3 last night in the Colour House Theatre. AbbeyFest is drawing to a close now. All that is left is the Blues Festival over the weekend and the new KidsFest on Bank Holiday Monday.

I had a whale of a time, as I knew I would, at the magic show. I had prudently dissolved all my inhibitions in the pub before arriving so I volunteered to help with a trick and won - as if I needed another - a bottle of lager.

It also made me remember fondly all the hours I spent as a boy perfecting an overhand false shuffle that retains the entire deck in its original order. I thought it would come in handy when I grew up to be a fast-talkin', smooth-dealin' dude with a lightnin' draw, a secret sorrow and a heart of gold.

GERTRUDE: I suppose you've come to collect your bet... you unspeakable riverboat gambler.

WELSHBORN: I have no intention of holding a lady to any such bargain. Here's the deed to the plantation stolen from your father. Try to think kindly of me when... when I'm away.


WELSHBORN: Castell Coch has been fired upon. My regiment leaves at dawn.

GERTRUDE: Oh, Welshborn! How I've misjudged you!


KaliAmanda said...

Is it wrong that gertrude sounded like George Hamilton in "Zorro, the gay blade" doing Liz Taylor?

KaliAmanda said...

(In my head, I mean...) This doesn't make it better, does it?

Nick Browne said...

It is actually borrowed from Danny Kay's 1941 movie "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", but you are on the right lines.