This Rough Magic

This Rough Magic

Old school magician, Lawrence Pross, is in the midst of his grand finale when tragedy strikes and his unlucky volunteer is fatally trapped in his medieval iron maiden. Accused of involuntary manslaughter, Lawrence is reduced to performing cheap tricks to passing tourists. His daughter Maggie doesn't believe the trick was faulty and convinces Lawrence to enlist Frank and Lu. They believe their act was sabotaged by Lawrence's nemesis Anton. Frank and Lu are unconvinced by the case but agree to take it on when smarmy rival PI Chester Patterson mocks their sleuthing prowess. As Frank and Lu delve into a world of illusion and sleight of hand they meet surly stagehands and thorny travel agents, each with their own version of what happened on that fateful night. But is Lawrence really innocent, or is it all just smoke and mirrors?
February 15, 2020 9:00 pm on IOWAPBS | Episode #104 | 44 minutes

Shakespeare & Hathaway-Private Investigators

Series Overview

Private inspector Frank Hathaway has always worked alone. But Frank isn't doing so well. He's out of shape and low on cash. Frank needs a partner. Frank needs ex-hairdresser and people-person Lu. He just doesn't know it yet. The two eventually join forces and form a highly unlikely and hugely entertaining detecting duo. Frank and Lu quickly discover that all is not as peaceful as it seems in their pretty theatre town. The mayor is murdered, vengeful lovers stalk the streets and a magician's trick fatally misfires. Welcome to Stratford-upon-Avon, where low life criminals get caught up in deliciously high drama.