I saw a real Chinese guy do this stuff better
I saw him make a goldfish appear
You should have been there!
There were costumes and dragons
And a tiny Pekinese juggler
He was a wonderful Chinese Conjuror!

For years William Robinson had conned British audiences into believing he was a more exotic figure than proved the case.

Young composer Raymond Yiu and his librettist, magician Lee Warren, draw on vaudeville, magic and musical theatre to tell this extraordinary story. Former Chichester Festival Director Martin Duncan (How To Get Ahead In Business…) directs a versatile cast of singing actors and opera singers.

Produced by Aldeburgh Almeida Opera. Commissioned and developed with the generous support of the Genesis Foundation

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