2 November 2017.
It’s December 1953 and Max Mephisto is top of the bill at the Brighton Hippodrome, but now appearing as Magician and Daughter. Having only recently learned that he had a daughter Max is both elated at being a father to the lovely Ruby, herself a talented magician, as well as slightly miffed that his agent Joe Passolini keeps telling him that his proposed television show with Ruby could make him a star. As far as Max is concerned he has been a star now for two decades. He is also none too happy about Vic Cutler’s tableau show of naked 'living statues.' But Joe Passolini had conveniently forgotten to mention that fact when he got the Hippodrome booking.
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