ED FRINGE REVIEW Mr Swallow, Houdini

★★★★★

Nick Mohammed's alter ego Mr Swallow returns to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year with a magical, musical biopic of Houdini.


I didn't really know what to expect as I'm only really familiar with Nick as that guy who appears to be in every sitcom going and even recently popped up in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.


In a loose sense, Houdini is a tribute to the illusionist, but Nick Mohammed, under the guise of Mr Swallow, takes the character of Harry Houdini and runs with it, using song and dance to turn the famous illusionist into a camp, easily distracted northerner.