Mischief Theatre’s Magic Goes Wrong extends West End run
Created in collaboration with legendary Las Vegas magicians Penn and Teller, the production is the latest in the company’s ‘Goes Wrong’ series, which also includes The Play That Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, alongside their other comedies The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, and Groan Ups, which opened the West End season at the Vaudeville last month.
Even more mischievous magic
Magic Goes Wrong has extended its booking period at the Vaudeville Theatre from 31st May, and is now booking until 30th August 2020. The play, which also features video appearances from magicians David Copperfield and Derren Brown, began previews in December 2019, before opening officially on 8th January 2020.
The show is written by original Mischief Theatre Company members Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields and Henry Lewis, along with Penn and Teller, and is directed by Adam Meggido.
Magic Goes Wrong West End cast
Lewis, Sayer and Shields also star in the show as Mind Mangler, Mickey and Sophisticato respectively, alongside Bryony Corrigan (Spitzmaus), Roxy Faridany (Eugenia), Dave Hearn (The Blade), and Nancy Zamit (Bär).
The cast is completed by Natasha Culley, Lauren Ingram, Laurence Pears, Sydney K Smith and Liv Spencer.
In his opening night review for LondonTheatre.co.uk, Mark Shenton said: “it's great to see so many of the original Mischief team reunited onstage, which in addition to the writers also includes the comically invaluable (and insane) Dave Hearn, Nancy Zamit and Bryony Corrigan”.
Mischief Theatre’s West End season
The company’s West End residence was first announced back in January 2019 when Groan Ups unveiled to be the opening show of three in a year-long residency at the Vaudeville Theatre. While Magic Goes Wrong is the second production in the season, it will take the company through to the one-year residency at the address, and it is unclear whether a third new production will follow.