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About the show

Mischief 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.

Important information about your Magic Goes Wrong booking

If you have booked for Magic Goes Wrong at the Vaudeville Theatre, please note that 48 hours before the performance you will receive a pre-visit email from the venue including a link to check-in. You will be required to confirm that no members or your party have COVID-19 symptoms. After check-in your eticket will be sent to you by the venue within 24 hours. Once in the venue you will be required to wear a face covering and you will have your temperature checked.

Please note that social distancing will be in place at this venue. In rare cases this may necessitate us contacting you in order to amend your seat details in line with social distancing requirements.

Tier 2 Restrictions: London is currently under Tier 2 - High Level COVID restrictions. By continuing with your booking you agree that the seats you are purchasing will enable only members of your household or support bubble to sit together.

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Playing at

Vaudeville Theatre
The Strand
Seating Plan

Vaudeville Theatre seating plan

Booking period

14th Dec 2019

1st Oct 2021

27th Feb 2022

Running time

2 hours 10 mins (including interval)


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