Photo credit: Cast of Magic Goes Wrong (Photo by Robert Day)

‘Magic Goes Wrong’ returns to the West End in December

The comedy magic play is pulled back out of the top hat!

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

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 magicians raising funds for charity, trying to avoid any mishaps. The production marks the first time they've collaborated with an act, with magic advice from American legends Penn and Teller.

The cast will include Mischief Theatre founders Henry Shields as Sophisticato, Henry Lewis as the Mind Mangler and Jonathan Sayer as Mickey. The cast is completed by Bryony Corrigan as Spitzmaus, Roxy Faridany as Eugenia, Dave Hearn as The Blade, Nancy Zamit as Bär, Natasha Culley and Lauren Ingram.

Magic Goes Wrong began performances on 14 Dec. 2019, as part of Mischief Theatre's residency at the Vaudeville Theatre. In a review for, Mark Shenton said: "Though there's quite a lot of repetition, and some deliberately tasteless gruesome sideshows, it is kept buoyant by the unabashed physicality of the actors and their total investment in living in the chaos created. The show is unashamedly silly but also affectionately celebratory of a kind of variety theatre that may have long vanished - but makes a welcome return here." 

The show's upcoming return marks the second Mischief Theatre production to reopen in the capital. The company's first West End hit, The Play That Goes Wrong will also reopen, with performances at the Duchess Theatre from 19 November.

Magic Goes Wrong is at the Vaudeville Theatre from 10 December to 31 Jan. 2021.

Photo credit: Cast of Magic Goes Wrong (Photo by Robert Day)


Originally published on

Subscribe to our newsletter to unlock exclusive London theatre updates!

Special offers, reviews and release dates for the best shows in town.

You can unsubscribe at any time. Privacy Policy