Magic Goes Wrong

New cast to join Mischief Theatre’s Magic Goes Wrong at the Vaudeville Theatre

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

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 31st March to 31st May. Tom Babbage will then play Sophisticato from 2nd June.

Lauren Ingram also joins the Magic Goes Wrong cast from 31st March as Spitzmaus, taking over the role originated by Bryony Corrigan.

In April, Sydney K Smith will take over the role of Mickey from Mischief Theatre company director Jonathan Sayer, joining the cast on 5th April. From 7th April, Kazeem Tosin Amore will star as The Blade, taking over from Dave Hearn, with Laura Kirman joining the cast as Bear, a role currently performed by Nancy Zamit.

Harry Kershaw will play the Mind Mangler from 5th May, taking over from Mischief Theatre artistic director Henry Lewis.

Saskia Vaigncourt-Strallen and Christian James complete the Magic Goes Wrong company, with additional casting to be announced.

Mischief Theatre's season at the Vaudeville

The Olivier Award-winning company are currently in the middle of their season at the Vaudeville Theatre, which began in September 2019 with the West End premiere of Groan Ups. Performances of Magic Goes Wrong began in December 2019, with performances scheduled to 30th August 2020.

About Magic Goes Wrong

In their attempts to raise money for charity, a group of hapless magicians attempt to pull off their most impressive tricks. These accident-prone performers seem doomed to fail, but as they try to hit their fundraising tickets, the magicians do whatever it takes to wow the audiences.

Magic Goes Wrong marks Mischief Theatre's first collaborative piece, working with legendary American magicians Penn & Teller.

Magic Goes Wrong tickets

Magic Goes Wrong is at the Vaudeville Theatre to 30th August.

Magic Goes Wrong tickets are available now.

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