Mark Shortland is one of the busiest pros working cruises and events in the UK. For years he has used this routine and we've seen it go over EXTREMELY WELL for audiences huge and small.
The Gallows Book Test by Mark Shortland is a comedy book test based around the classic word game "Hangman", and building a full sized gallows on stage!
The performer tries to guess the chosen word by playing the classic game of hangman, except rather than drawing the gallows, a ten foot gallows is assembled as letters are incorrectly guessed. Tension is built to a crescendo as the performer finds himself stood on a chair with their neck in a fully constructed set of gallows and no more guesses available. Fortunately these specially written books allow the performer to ascertain the word with no fear of rope burns, or worse!
The two gimmicked books also utilize other mentalism principles, which can be used in other applications including close up routines.
Includes full DVD instruction, books, noose and all other gimmicks, and the plans for constructing your gallows.