Updated 18 December 2019: New photos from the West End now added below. 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, Magic Goes Wrong gets its West End premiere at the Vaudeville, running from 14 December 2019 to 15 March 2020 (with a press night on 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 (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.
Magic Goes Wrong is produced in the West End by Kenny Wax Ltd, Stage Presence Ltd, Kevin McCollum and JJ Abrams, the Hollywood director and producer who marked his theatrical producing debut when he also backed The Play That Goes Wrong on Broadway.
Production photography by Robert Day.
In the West End…
At the Lowry…
Magic Goes Wrong runs from 14 December 2019 to 15 March 2020 at the Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R 0NH, with Monday to Saturday evening performances at 7.30pm, Saturday matinees at 2.30pm, Sundays at 2pm and 7pm. (Check holiday times.) Tickets from £20. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!