"Good afternoon, everybody, and welcome to the Junior Magic Circle open day.
Most of you probably noticed young Megan on your way in, she has been trying to produce a Great Dane out of a thimble. Yeah, good luck with that! Kids, eh?
The star of today's event is Darren, who as you will soon see is chained and handcuffed underwater in a glass casket on the stage behind me."
The stage curtains opened.
Gasps ricocheted around the audience.
"Darren's been underwater for fifteen minutes now. He's no Houdini, so the smart money is on this being his last performance."