Almost a year ago I spent some time with a magician/theatre/stage coach, the marvellous Bob Fitch out near Montreal, working on elements of my shows. He mentioned something to me that I was doing ‘wrong’ for my character (I won’t tell you what as it might spoil part of the surprise) and immediately I saw this solution in my mind. Took a while to decide how to make it, plus a couple of variations and prototypes, but here’s what I eventually came up with.