From March 2020 a new cast will star in the West End production of Magic Goes Wrong, the box office hit created by Mischief Theatre with Penn & Teller, currently running at the Vaudeville Theatre.
Mischief Theatre, the Olivier Award-winning company behind The Play That Goes Wrong, presents their latest ‘Goes Wrong’ comedy in the West End, created with magic legends Penn & Teller. In Magic Goes Wrong, a hapless gang of magicians present a charity event. As the accidents spiral out of control, so does their fundraising target! Tickets are on sale until 30 August 2020.
In the cast will be Laurence Pears as Sophisticato (31 March-31 May), Lauren Ingram as Spitzmaus (from 31 March), Sydney K Smith as Mickey (from 5 April), Kazeem Tosin Amore as The Blade (from 7 April), Laura Kirman as Bear (from 7 April), Harry Kershaw as Mind Mangler (from 5 May) and Tom Babbage as Sophisticato (from 2 June).
The company is completed by Saskia Vaigncourt-Strallen and Christian James with additional casting to be announced.
Magic Goes Wrong is directed by Adam Meggido, designed by Will Bowen with costume designs by Roberto Surace. Lighting design is by David Howe, with sound design by Paul Groothuis and video and projection design by Duncan McLean. Ben Hart is the magic consultant. The composer is Steve Brown, alongside movement director Ali James, associate director Hannah Sharkey and resident director Amy Marchant.
Mischief Theatre Ltd was founded in 2008 by a group of acting graduates of LAMDA and began as an improvised comedy group. Mischief performs across the UK and internationally with original scripted and improvised work and also has a programme of workshops. Other current London productions are The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, performing at the Duchess Theatre and Criterion Theatre respectively. Their recent six-part TV series called The Goes Wrong Show was aired on BBC1. The company is owned and controlled by its original members and is led by a creative group and its directors Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer.
Magic Goes Wrong is produced in the West End by Kenny Wax Ltd, Stage Presence Ltd, Kevin McCollum and J.J. Abrams.