Frederick Fitch-Fitch — Distant connection engaged to Annabel who wants to own an antique shop
Major General Sir Aylmer Bastable — Frederick's uncle living in
Droitgate who holds his money in trust. Hypochondriac.
Annabel Purvis — A conjurer's assistant who loves Frederick
Mortimer Rackstraw — Conjurer professionally known as The Great Boloni who also loves Annabel
Joe Boffin — Annabel's uncle who has had many illnesses
Lord Rumbelow (*)