Escape Quest: Henry Fortune’s House of Illusion

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Quest (website)

Unit 5 & 6 Brook Street Mill, Brook Street, SK11 7AW

Macclesfield

3-7 players

60 minutes

Henry Fortune is a magician, possibly the world’s worst magician!

For 30 years his parents toured the world with their famous House of illusion magic show.
Henry would wait patiently backstage during the shows, wishing for the day he'd be allowed to take his place in the limelight, and maybe one day he might even be the star of the show. Unfortunately Henry's parents didn't think he was good enough to be included in the act.
Henry grew up bitter and disillusioned with the world, the anger he felt at his parents slowly turned to hatred, and then.....they suddenly disappeared never to be seen again! Henry's girlfriend and his Aunt and Uncle have also disappeared. Henry claims they have all gone abroad to continue the show without him, but Henry's Grandfather suspects something terrible has happened to the missing family members.
Henry has built his own private theatre. The shows he put on have not gone well, and ticket sales have dried up entirely, so Henry's decided to hold auditions for some new performers. He'll show the world that Henry Fortune has what it takes to put on a show just as good as his parents. Maybe even better!
Henry's Grandfather has hired a firm of private investigators, and this is the ideal opportunity to send them in as undercover performers to try to find out if Henry knows more than he's letting on. That's where you come in!
Will your performance be good enough to fool Henry whilst you secretly gather evidence and If not, will Henry let you leave if your cover is blown? Henry is short tempered and impatient, an hour of his time is all you'll get so make sure you work fast. As the final minutes tick by and the stage lights go out, it really could be the end of the show for you all......
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Macclesfield, Apr 2019

Rated between 4.5 and 5 out of 5
I don't get many chances to visit the north west, and when I finally got an opportunity to do so a return visit to Escape Quest was top of the agenda. As with their Curious Encounters game, this meant playing with a team of two despite the official m... (more)

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