Magic and comedy in one spellbinding evening
Mischief Theatre combine forces with legendary Las Vega magicians Penn & Teller to present Magic Goes Wrong, a spellbinding show combining the magic of theatre with on-stage illusion.
Nominated for Best New Comedy at the 2020 Olivier Awards, the comedy finds the original Mischief Company playing a hapless gang of magicians presenting a charity event. As the accidents spiral out of control, so does their fundraising target!
Coming together in 2008, Mischief Theatre have grown to become a leading acting company, with their plays being performed around the world. From the same company who brought The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About a Bank Robbery to the West End, Magic Goes Wrong is an exciting, innovative and hilarious new comedy full of wonder and illusion.
Magic Goes Wrong tickets are booking until 27 February 2022 at the Apollo Theatre, London.
What is Magic Goes Wrong about?
It’s all in the name of charity. Enter a world of mischief and mayhem as the cast don their top hat and tails to conjure up an evening of grand illusion. Putting on a magic show to raise money for charity, as the show spirals out of control so does their fundraising target!
Who is in the London cast of Magic Goes Wrong?
The cast of Magic Goes Wrong features Louise Beresford (Peg), Scott Hunter (Mel), Shane David-Joseph (Sophisticato), Henry Lewis (Mind Mangler), Jane Milligan (Madame Escapade), Genevieve Nicole (Eugenia), Sydney K Smith (Mickey), Kazeem Tosin-Amore (The Blade), Nancy Zamit (Martina) and Steph De Whalley, Christian James and Tom Wainwright
Written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields with world renown magician’s Penn Jillette and Teller.
Magic Goes Wrong is directed by Adam Meggido with set design by Will Bowen, costume design by Roberto Surace, lighting design by David Howe, sound design by Paul Groothuis, video design by Duncan McLean and original music by Steve Brown.
Reviews of Magic Goes Wrong★★★★ "Tommy Cooper, you suspect, would have loved it. I know I did" - The Times
★★★★ "A terrific new helping of the art of comic incompetence" - The Telegraph
★★★★ "Spellbinding romp by the masters of mischief" - Daily Mail
★★★★ "An evening of grand illusion…a delight from start to finish" - Broadway World
Important NotesPlease note: Penn & Teller will not appear this production.
Venue InformationApollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 55, 176