In 1913, young Richard Herncastle joins his Uncle Nick's magic act and is introduced to the enchanted world of the British music hall. Travelling from one city to the next, assisting at conjuring acts and disappearing acts, Richard comes to know romance, politics, and high adventure. The next year, in a true and terrifying vanishing act, the guns of August blast away that world forever.
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And what are we going to be rehearsing next week?
A disappearing cyclist. A man rides up to this open doorway, bike goes through, man disappears.
Who'll be the man?
You. No objections now or I'll make you disappear altogether.
They Didn't Believe Me
Words by Herbert Reynolds
Music by Jerome Kern
First Published 1914 See more