Magic Goes Wrong

Mischief Theatre announces details for Magic Goes Wrong at the Vaudeville Theatre

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

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 legendary magicians Penn & Teller lending their talents to the show. Combining comedy and magic, Penn & Teller have performed a continuous run in Las Vegas since 2001, with the duo playing the longest-running headlining act in Las Vegas history.

Speaking of the collaboration with Penn & Teller, artistic director of Mischief Theatre Henry Lewis said: "We can't believe we're getting to work with the iconic Penn & Teller for Magic Goes Wrong... so we can't wait for audiences to join the original Mischief company at the Vaudeville for what we're sure will be an evening full of surprises".

Magic Goes Wrong will be produced by JJ Abrams, who directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens, who said: "'I am a nearly life-long fan of Penn & Teller and working with the Mischief Theatre Company has
been pure joy. I expect all that to change with this new production."

Although it is confirmed that the original Mischief Theatre company will perform in Magic Goes Wrong, full casting details are to be announced.

Magic Goes Wrong will begin performances from 14th December, with further information on running dates yet to be announced. 

The first show to be performed as part of Mischief Theatre's year-long residency at the Vaudeville Theatre is Groan Ups, playing at the theatre from 20th September to 1st December. 

Magic Goes Wrong tickets will go on sale on 10th March.

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