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"Never Bet the Devil With Your Head is a very clever and compelling bizarre mental act to suit the more intimate occasion. Francis has taken some already incredible influences and masked them with a diabolical method that the spectator will never see coming as the storyline performance has been honed to mask it so well. Highly recommended!" - Steve Drury (committee member of PSYCRETS, British Society of Mystery Entertainers)

Most magicians know the power of a great giveaway at the end of a routine.

As a mentalist, what if you could leave your spectators with something other than a bent coin or a drawing on the back of a business card?

What if you had the opportunity to create an interactive theatrical experience wrapped neatly in storytelling and ending with a powerful souvenir for your volunteer?

Never Bet The Devil Your Head is my own humble attempt at finding a solution to those very questions.

Influenced by two effects by Docc Hilford and Paul Brook, it is a complete mentalism routine that flirts with the realm of Bizarre Magick.

In a nutshell, your audience is invited to embark on an imaginary Faustian journey that culminates with a rather eerie revelation of a special coin that is immediately offered to an audience member as a memento that will forever be reminiscent of a rather puzzling moment they have just experienced.

In that regard, this is NOT the type of effect that you will do in a table-hopping situation. Method-wise, it is extremely easy! However, its true power relies on the presentation.

Thus, although the effect is quite versatile and caters to a wide range of performers (magicians & mentalists), it is better suited for quiet or intimate environments where you can easily set the scene for an immersive, dramatic experience.

  • Suitable for Close-Up & Parlour
  • No sleight-of-hand
  • No special gimmicks
  • Very little preparation
  • Almost impromptu: keep a small coin in your pocket and you're ready to perform the routine!
  • Works in any language

Never Bet The Devil Your Head comes with the complete and detailed script of my presentation.

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