How to present the sub trunk illusion in a fresh way? Do it on a trampoline, with a mid-air change.
One person (who we’ll call Hayden) is tied up under a big trampoline – but safely, so they don’t get squished by the jumper above.
A second person (who we’ll call Christensen) is atop the trampoline jumping around, like House of Pain. Two helpers others stand on either side, holding up a wide cloth that partially obscures the jumper.
With each bounce, Hayden rises up above the cloth, then disappears behind it again as they descend.
After a few jumps, and without breaking the bouncing rhythm, Hayden magically transforms into Chistensen, and Hayden is discovered below.
With some tight timings, and cunning cropping, I’m sure someone with a trampoline in their garden could make this work. Just be careful. Forget the theatre saying – don’t break a leg.
If you give it a go, or you think of any other fresh approaches to the sub trunk, then let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org
And now, I can’t resist it any longer. Pack it up, pack it in, let us begin…