John Nevil Maskelyne
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Magician John Nevil Maskelyne celebrated in new play

The Victorian magician John Nevil Maskelyne was a watchmaker who went on to become one of the most influential magicians in the world.

The play, The Mysterious Gentleman, is the first time his story has been brought to the stage.

Steve Knibbs reports.

(Stills courtesy of Sue Rowbotham and The Magic Circle Collection)

Go to next video: Houdini and the history of magic