As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A programme, and the fourth in a monthly Mischief Theatre series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock talks to the cast and creatives for brand-new show Magic Goes Wrong, which follows Groan Ups in the company’s year-long residency at the Vaudeville Theatre. Got any questions?
Created with magic legends Penn & Teller, Mischief Theatre conjure up an evening of grand illusion in Magic Goes Wrong. In the next ‘Goes Wrong’ comedy to hit the West End, the original Mischief company play a hapless gang of magicians presenting a charity event. As the accidents spiral out of control, so does their fundraising target!
The Magic Goes Wrong cast features original Mischief Theatre’s Bryony Corrigan (as Spitzmaus), Roxy Faridany (Eugenia), Dave Hearn (The Blade), Henry Lewis (Mind Mangler), Henry Shields (Sophisticato), Jonathan Sayer (Mickey) and Nancy Zamit (Bear). The cast is completed by Natasha Culley, Laurence Pears, Sydney K Smith and Liv Spencer.
The new comedy is written by Mischief’s Jonathan Sayer, Henry Lewis and Henry Shields with Penn & Teller, directed by Adam Meggido, with set design by Will Bowen, costumes by Roberto Surace, lighting by David Howe and sound by Paul Groothuis, music by Steve Brown, movement by Ali James, video and projection by Duncan McLean, with Ben Hart as magic consultant and Hannay Sharkey as associate director.
First rehearsals for Magic Goes Wrong has started with a full company meet! We can’t wait to show you the tricks up our sleeve, we really do think this time something will go right! 🐰🎩 pic.twitter.com/ZOYXIewp6p
— Magic Goes Wrong (@magicgoeswrong) November 5, 2019