Sawing a Lady In Half is probably one of the most famous tricks in the world. Obviously in 2024 that can seem a bit sexist. It doesn’t have to be a lady, it can be anyone. As long as they fit in the box.
It is, without doubt, a fantastic and amazing illusion. It’s also very easy to describe to people afterwards. Someone went in a box and the magician sawed them in half. Simple. Incredible.
Alan Hudson presents to you – Anyone Sawn In Half. That’s right, anyone. Again, as long as they can fit in the box. Obviously.
This is your chance to have a member of your team sawn in half. Usually, you’d only get a chance to see this type of illusion in Las Vegas or a large magic show. Alan can bring this amazing classic magic to your corporate event. It’s certainly a show stopper!
If you’re having a corporate dinner, awards ceremony or special occasion and you want some be be sawn in half, this is it!
The person won’t need any special training or rehearsal. Alan will do all the heavy lifting and will also hopefully even put them back together again!
Sawing in Half Trick Revealed
If you’re here to find out how magicians saw someone in half, then watch this. All is revealed…
Sawing A Lady in Half Illusion
The illusion was traditionally done with a magician’s assistant. Traditionally magicians were men (although this is changing thankfully) and the magician would ask his assistant on and present the ‘Sawing A Lady in Half’. However, you always had the feeling that the assistant would be up to something tricky or there was another person (a popular myth about how the Sawing A Lady illusion was achieved).
When we cut a member of your audience in half, there is only explanation. It must be magic!
Obviously the sawing in half trick is an illusion. We promise no blood or gore and the person won’t suffer any side effects afterwards. However, to your audience it will look like the person you’ve nominated has been sawn in to two pieces. Incredible.
This is perfect for after dinner shows, before dinner shows, presentations etc. Imagine your CEO or head of accounts being sawn in half. A fantastic opportunity for photos and social media.
If you have someone in mind that you would like to be sawn in half, contact Alan Hudson today. Disclaimer – just so you know, he will have to put them back together again. Alan is a member of The Inner Magic Circle so it’s his duty to restore the person. Sorry about that!
How is the Sawing a Lady in Half illusion done?
The brilliant thing about magic is there isn’t just one method. For instance, you could achieve the sawing a lady in half one way, but then see another magician perform the illusion and still be fooled. People often think that all magic tricks have just one way of doing them and once they know the secret it will answer all their questions. The truth is, there are many methods of sawing a lady in half, so even if you find out the method to one, you’ll still probably have no idea how all the others do it.
What is the best Sawing in Half illusion trick?
There isn’t really a best, as ‘best’ is of course, subjective. However, my personal favourite was by David Copperfield (American Illusionist). Not only does he saw himself in half, he also does the trick and then removes the box. He also adds context to the trick. It takes it away from a puzzle and in to a piece of theatre. Absolutely stunning.
How can I book Sawing A Lady in Half
Contact Alan Hudson to see if this fantastic illusion would be suitable for your event. And just a reminder, even though it’s classically called Sawing A Lady In Half, it doesn’t have to be a lady!
How do you saw a lady in half?
First you need a box. Then you need a blade. You place the lady (or man) in the box in the box and then saw them in half. The difficult bit is putting them back together…
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Sawing a Lady in Half is a classic magic trick that has been a staple of stage magic for over a century. In this trick, a magician appears to saw a woman in half, separating her body into two separate halves that are then reassembled and reunited. Despite the seemingly impossible nature of the trick, it has captivated audiences for generations and has become one of the most iconic and enduring magic tricks of all time.
The origins of the Sawing a Lady in Half trick can be traced back to the early 20th century. One of the earliest recorded versions of the trick was performed by the magician P.T. Selbit in 1921. Selbit’s version of the trick involved a wooden crate and a saw, and was one of the first illusions to use the “box” method, which involved separating the illusionist’s assistant into two separate halves and then reassembling them.
Since its inception, the Sawing a Lady in Half trick has been performed by countless magicians around the world and has become a staple of stage magic. It has been adapted and modified over the years, with many magicians adding their own twists and variations to the classic trick.
Despite the many variations of the Sawing a Lady in Half trick, the basic principle remains the same: the magician appears to saw a woman in half, separating her body into two separate halves, and then reassembles her. Whether it’s the classic wooden crate version or a more modern and elaborate variation, the Sawing a Lady in Half trick continues to captivate and amaze audiences of all ages.