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Morritt Purse Swindle
by Brick Tilley

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Morritt Purse Swindle by Brick Tilley

Charles Morritt was able to hold the entire theatre audience spellbound with what was, in essence, a pocket trick. After inviting two members of the audience onstage he would allow them to figuratively change places, thus transcending and descending their social classes using only two purses and four coins. Two copper coins, held by the "workingman", and two gold coins, held by the "uppercrust", change places while being held in purses by each witness. This updated version replaces much of the skill required by substituting gimmicks that can easily be made at home, while retaining the powerful gesture of tossing the purses from empty hand to hand, belying any trickery on the part of the magician. Adding this subtle version to your set allows you to interject humor without subjecting your helpers to ridicule. This can become the most talked about effect in your performance.

You will receive a PDF and a video that will explain the entire routine.

1st edition 2019, PDF 4 pages, video length 2:34.
word count: 848 which is equivalent to 3 standard pages of text