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Magic Goes Wrong
Magic Goes Wrong
Magic Goes Wrong
Magic Goes Wrong
Magic Goes Wrong

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Vaudeville Theatre, London
Magic Goes Wrong
Vaudeville Theatre, London
Back creating magic from October 2021
Our Review 4 / 5

Magic Goes Wrong will now reopen at the Apollo Theatre in October 2021. 

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 began previews on 14th December, with an official opening night on 8thJanuary 2020.

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.


Previews from |
21st October 2021
Opening date |
21st October 2021
Booking from |
21st October 2021
Available until |
27th February 2022
Closes |
27th February 2022
Run time |
2 hours 10 minutes
Suitable for ages 12+
Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields, Penn & Teller
JJ Abrams
Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields
David Howe
Paul Groothuis
Will Bowen
Ali James
Roberto Surace
Cast list:
Bryony Corrigan, Roxy Faridany, Dave Hearn, Henry Lewis, Henry Shields, Jonathan Sayer, Nancy Zamit, Natasha Culley and Lauren Ingram.
Other info:
Magic Consultant: Ben Hart

Vaudeville Theatre Venue Information

Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH
Nearest tube:
Charing Cross

Customer reviews

Our Review of Magic Goes Wrong


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

Latest Magic Goes Wrong News & Features

Photo credit: Cast of Magic Goes Wrong (Photo by Robert Day)
‘Magic Goes Wrong’ conjures up new West End home at the Apollo Theatre
Friday, 16 July, 2021, 13:14
Magic Goes Wrong will now be reopening in London at a new theatre. Magic Goes Wrong is now resuming performances at the Apollo Theatre, instead of the Vaudeville Theatre. Magic Goes Wrong is at the Apollo Theatre from 21 October. Magic Goes Wrong sees a hapless gang of magicians and stuntmen try to impress crowds while raising money at a charity fundraiser. But, in true ‘Goes Wrong’ style, these accident-prone performance artists don’t make the tricks go right first time...
Photo credit: Cast of Magic Goes Wrong (Photo by Robert Day)
‘Magic Goes Wrong’ returns to the West End in December
Wednesday, 28 October, 2020, 12:58
UPDATE: Magic Goes Wrong has now been postponed at the Vaudeville Theatre. Instead, Mischief Movie Night will open at the Vaudeville Theatre in December 2020. Mischief Theatre’s The Play That Goes Wrong will be joined by their latest production in December, as Magic Goes Wrong reopens at the Vaudeville Theatre. The spellbinding comedy play will reopen in London for eight weeks from 10 December to 31 Jan. 2021. Magic Goes Wrong sees a company of...
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New cast to join Mischief Theatre’s Magic Goes Wrong at the Vaudeville Theatre
Friday, 07 February, 2020, 12:50
Following the news of Magic Goes Wrong’s extension at the Vaudeville Theatre, new casting for Mischief Theatre’s latest play has been announced. They’ll take over the roles from original Mischief Theatre company members who currently star in the show, with the play running to August 2020. The new Magic Goes Wrong cast transformation Laurence Pears will take over the role of Sophisticato from Mischief Theatre writer Henry Shields, with Pears joining the production from...
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Mischief Theatre announces details for Magic Goes Wrong at the Vaudeville Theatre
Thursday, 07 March, 2019
The second production to be performed as part of the Mischief Theatre’s year-long residency at the Vaudeville Theatre has been announced. Magic Goes Wrong will see the original Mischief Theatre company play a group of magicians, who are demonstrating their latest tricks at a charity event, with their fundraising target growing larger with each magical mishap. The upcoming play marks the first time Mischief Theatre has worked in conjunction with other writers, with...
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