As term starts this Friday (20 September 2019) for Groan Ups, the inaugural production in Mischief Theatre’s year-long season of new work at the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre, sneak a peek at what’s to follow: Magic Goes Wrong, the company’s highly anticipated collaboration with legendary magicians.
The production had a week’s try-out at The Lowry in August. After Groan Ups, which runs from 20 September to 1 December 2019 (press night: 10 October), Magic Goes Wrong gets its West End premiere at the Vaudeville, running from 14 December 2019 to 15 March 2020 (press night: 8 January).
We’ve got magic to do! 🎩✨Wishing our hapless magicians @bryony_corrigan, @DaveHearn2, @henrywlewis, @HenryShields, @JonathanSayer1, #NancyZamit, @RoxyFaridany, @livspencer6ft, @LaurencePears, @s1dneysm1th and @NatashaCulley an accident-free first performance @The_Lowry tonight! pic.twitter.com/kwOGXpnx39
— Magic Goes Wrong (@magicgoeswrong) August 6, 2019
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 Bryony Corrigan, Roxy Faridany, Dave Hearn, Henry Lewis, Henry Shields, Jonathan Sayer and Nancy Zamit.
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 Robert Surace, lighting by David Howe and sound by Paul Groothuis.
Production photography by Robert Day.