- Ken Brooke
Nick Lewin on the Multiplying Bottles.
"In 1965 I was lucky enough to learn the Multiplying Bottles from Ken Brooke, who used it to close his show. I learned the routine in half hour lessons and when I finally finished my tuition Ken turned to me and said, 'Now you will always have a strong closer to your show for the rest of your career.' He was so correct! After fifty years of using this trick it has always been a fantastic audience pleaser. I am excited to be releasing a DVD that teaches Ken's basic routine plus the many additions and subtleties I have added to it over the years.
"My first lesson (and at the time it cost a great deal of money!) consisted of just learning how to pick up the genuine glass, throw it in the air, catch it and place it back on the table. Ken said, 'Now you can always make it obvious that you are working with a real glass!' His second lesson was all about how to pick up the loaded stack of bottles and make them look as unprepared as the glass. It was an object lesson in good magic and worth every penny I spent learning from the true master that Brooke undeniably was."
Over the years, Lewin developed the routine and it became a truly magnificent mini-illusion that has been a highlight of his professional show. This routine teaches the timing and rhythm that is essential to really sell it to an audience. It shows how to maximize the effect by making each bottle production visible. It covers every topic needed from introductory tricks to the correct tables to use in different environments. For the first time, he is sharing every nuance and detail that he has learned about this wonderful piece of magic. This DVD can have you performing this classic routine quickly and correctly with a minimum learning curve.
"Nick's handling of the bottles is the best I have seen..."
- Billy McComb