The set for the original fringe production of The Play That Goes Wrong that opened at the Old Red Lion Theatre in 2012 cost just £300. In true fringe fashion, the cast had built it themselves. Read more
Mischief Theatre collaborate with co-writers for the first time as they bring their new show Magic Goes Wrong, created with stage legends Penn and Teller, to the London stage as part of the company’s year-long residency at the Vaudeville Theatre.
The creators of The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery have collaborated with Penn and Teller, whose successful double act has seen rise to become one of the world’s biggest magic acts selling out venues in London and the US. It is the next ‘Goes Wrong’ comedy in the West End after Peter Pan Goes Wrong and The Play That Goes Wrong.
Magic Goes Wrong will see the original company return to star in the show, which has been written by Penn Jillette, Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields and Teller, and it will be directed by Adam Meggido. Penn and Teller will not be appearing on stage.
Magic Goes Wrong will run at the Vaudeville Theatre from 14th December, with an official opening night on 8thJanuary.
JJ Abrams is amongst the show’s West End producers. The Star Wars director is a self-confessed fan of Mischief, having produced the company’s Broadway transfer of The Play That Goes Wrong.
Magic Goes Wrong will be preceded by Groan Ups, the first new Mischief production of the residency at the Vaudeville.