Magicians Penn and Teller are to team up with Mischief Theatre company on a brand new West End comedy.
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 show is part of the Mischief Theatre’s year-long residency at the Vaudeville Theatre which opens with Groan Ups in September, followed by Magic Goes Wrong and a final yet to be announced production.
Magic Goes Wrong will be written by Magician’s Penn and Teller, Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields and will be directed by Adam Meggido.
Teller said: “When our own magic has gone wrong, we were miserable, but when it’s somebody else, it’s hilarious, so this seems like the perfect project for Mischief and us. We’re huge fans of theirs, so collaborating with them was a privilege and an astonishment. Any idea we’d pitch them, right on the spot they’d turn it around and make us double over laughing. We’re very proud of the results and hope you enjoy the show.”
Magic Goes Wrong is booking from 14 December 2019 until 15 March 2020 at the Vaudeville Theatre, London.