About the show
Please note that Magic Goes Wrong will re-open as a socially distanced, COVID-19 secure production. Important information about your booking and visit can be found below.
Mischief Theatre’s Vaudeville Theatre season kicks off with Groan Ups, a madcap regression to the schoolyard. The award-winning company will present three new productions in total during its residency, which ends in August 2020.
In Magic Goes Wrong, the original Mischief company return to the stage to play a posse of down-on-their-luck magicians who are putting on a charity event. We meet a classic magician, a mind reader extraordinaire, a circus double-act, an American jeopardy trickster and a quick-change artist. As with all endeavours within the Mischief universe, it’s far from plain sailing for the hapless gang. Accidents start to happen, and their fundraising seems in danger of falling far below its target. A joyous evening of slapstick comedy, crowd-pleasing magic tricks and the theatre company’s trademark humour, the new show promises to be a dazzler.
Led by Artistic Director Henry Lewis and Company Director Jonathan Sayer, Mischief Theatre has been tickling audiences since 2008. Their most enduring shows The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery have been running without interruption in the West End for several years and have earned them numerous awards.
Entertainers Penn Fraser Jillette and Raymond Joseph Teller have been performing together as Penn & Teller since the 1970s, their career straddling film, television, video games, books and stage. Their signature combination of magic tricks and comedy make them a seamless match with Mischief Theatre.
A show of grand illusion, farcical humour and top-notch entertainment, Magic Goes Wrong is set to wow West End audiences. Fans of Mischief’s other shows, of Penn & Teller or simply of good, silly fun should be sure to see it when it runs at Vaudeville Theatre from 14 December 2019. Press night is on 8 January 2020.
Recommended forIf you loved The Play That Goes Wrong or any of Mischief Theatre's other shows, you won't want to miss out on Magic Goes Wrong tickets. Similarly, fans of Penn & Teller (and indeed of magic tricks in general) will enjoy this show.
Important information about your Magic Goes Wrong bookingIf you have booked for Magic Goes Wrong at the Vaudeville Theatre, please note that 48 hours before the performance you will receive a pre-visit email from the venue including a link to check-in. You will be required to confirm that no members or your party have COVID-19 symptoms. After check-in your eticket will be sent to you by the venue within 24 hours.
Once in the venue you will be required to wear a face covering. Hand sanitation, temperature testing and track and trace will be in place and staff will be conducting regular deep-cleans of the theatre.
Please note that social distancing will be in place at this venue. In rare cases this may necessitate you being contacted in order to amend your seat details in line with social distancing requirements.
Tier 2 Restrictions: London is currently under Tier 2 - High Level COVID restrictions. By continuing with your booking you agree that the seats you are purchasing will enable only members of your household or support bubble to sit together.
Age Recommendations: Recommended 11+