Very adaptable for Halloween as a witch’s cat!
The performer shows a large cut-out of a cat with a long black tail. This is his cat, he tells the children, and his name is Midnight. What Midnight loves most of all is being stroked. The performer strokes him, which the cat obviously enjoys, but unfortunately, Midnight’s tail falls off! Attempts to replace the tail fail disastrously, until someone suggests using magic.
Midnight is placed back on his wall, and the tail is popped into a bag, from where it mysteriously vanishes. “No problem!” says the performer. “It’s obviously back on the cat,” which of course it is, except that when Midnight is uncovered, he’s now got a bright YELLOW tail! The business is repeated, but, this time, things are even worse as Midnight has a PINK tail!
Spells having failed, Midnight is held between the performer’s hands, and the children are asked merely to wish for a tail. As they do so, INSTANTLY and VISIBLY there is Midnight with his proper black tail!
This is a lovely, and very different children’s trick, with plenty of colour, fun, participation and magic. It packs flat, but plays BIG! (Overall height is approx. 26”) “ ‘The Tale of a Cat’ is simply magnificent! It is very funny not only to the children but the grown-ups, the (potential) bookers, too. EVERY time I have performed it, I have had comments afterwards from both children and adults. They absolutely love it, and the first time I performed it, I got a tip that almost paid for it!” James Fortune https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RurhJjc5PdQ