About the showMischief Theatre join forces with iconic comedy duo Penn & Teller to present Magic Goes Wrong, the second instalment of their residency at London's Vaudeville Theatre. This brand new show promises all the fun and farce that Mischief are famous for, and it runs in the West End from 14 December 2019.
The Mischief season kicks off with Groan Ups, about adults regressing to schoolyard life. The company will present a total of three new productions during the residency, which continues until August 2020.
The original Mischief company make their return to the stage to perform in Magic Goes Wrong. They play a group of down-on-their-luck performance artists and magicians who are arranging a charity fundraiser. Among the gang is a mind reader, a quick-change artist, a circus double-act and a jeopardy magician. Surprise surprise: things do not go according to plan. As the accidents start to happen, hilarity ensues, and it seems they will never meet the fundraising target.
Headed up by Artistic Director Henry Lewis and Company Director Jonathan Sayer, Mischief Theatre made a name for themselves with West End long-runners The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. They have toured around the world and earned myriad awards on the way.
Penn Fraser Jillette and Raymond Joseph Teller make up the legendary duo Penn & Teller. Their brand of magic trickery and comedy has been delighting TV, stage, film and video game audiences since the 1970s, and has earned them several awards too.
Combining head-turning illusions and high-quality silliness, Magic Goes Wrong is set to delight West End audiences. Catch it at Vaudeville Theatre from 14 December 2019, with a press night on 8 January 2020.
Who Should See It?Fans of Penn & Teller will relish the show's brand of magic trickery and humour. If you loved The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, you'll want to secure Magic Goes Wrong tickets too.
14th Dec 2019
21st Oct 2021
27th Feb 2022
2 hours 10 mins (including interval)
Best for age 11+.