Mischief Theatre collaborate with co-writers for the first time as they bring their new show Magic Goes Wrong, created with stage legends Penn and Teller, to the London stage as part of the company’s year-long residency at the Vaudeville Theatre.
The creators of The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery have collaborated with Penn and Teller, whose successful double act has seen rise to become one of the world’s biggest magic acts selling out venues in London and the US. It is the next ‘Goes Wrong’ comedy in the West End after Peter Pan Goes Wrong and The Play That Goes Wrong.
Magic Goes Wrong will see the original company return to star in the show, which has been written by Penn Jillette, Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields and Teller, and it will be directed by Adam Meggido. Penn and Teller will not be appearing on stage.
Slapstick comedy- light entertainment requiring limited concentration! Very enjoyable fun production- another First Class for this amazing Mischief team.
Have LOVED the previous “goes wrong” plays and particularly enjoyed the recent “Groan Ups”. However, despite some funny moments like the lady being sawn in half, I didn’t feel this lived up the same standard as the others and lacked a good story. Would still see other plays released by this company though.
Cheap jokes, performers were decent though. No story just tasteless magician mishaps. Seversl people left early. I wouldn't bother
Left at half time, zero value for money
Fantastic play, seen all the 'Goes Wrong' plays by Mischief. Never disappoints, always funny, always a great time spent
As expected this is a excellent show some of the obviously unscripted things were very funny even the camera man was laughing and how many time has he seen this. Best of luck for the future and I can wait for the next new show.
Mischief theatre company are to be commended for their enthusiasm passion and consummate skill in delivering such a difficult genre. The inventive staging and the seemingly effortless rapport with the audience make for an entertaining and enjoyable show. However some of the 'acts' are weaker than others:the two German girls add little to the comedic feel. The modern technology used appealed to the younger members of the audience and the play was extremely well received by the diverse audience.
Hilarious piece to watch. Would definitely go watch it again!
Didn’t stop laughing from start to finish. Brilliant show. Well done Karen Gager for interpreting makes theatre so much more fun and can’t wait for more !!!!
We were 3 adults and 2 teenagers. We all throughly enjoyed, we laughed so much it hurt, and the tears ran down our faces. The mind man we could have watched him all evening, a true showman. Hilarious, exciting and thrilling.
Amazing show. Kept you guessing and laughing the whole way through. I mean what else could go wrong!
What an amazing show.......Laugh out loud from start to finish. Would thoroughly recommend this show.
A very funny and brilliant show. I was totally entertained.
Such a fun night, so funny. We loved the Mind Mengler, all the cast were brilliant. Can't wait for your next show, have seen all the ones up to date. Would love to see an older children Christmas Show.
I would have given this 5 stars but did not consider the two girls prancing about as being of much interest. The bear in Trafalgar Square sequence, at the end of the show, really funny.
Very silly just what was needed
My partner and I went to this yesterday. Thoroughly enjoyed it. To make tricks go wrong and make it look authentic i am sure is harder than the lay person imagines. I particularly liked the delivery of the Mind Mangler ( mind mind mind!!!) I think Tommy Cooper would be proud of it.
Amazing show, it was a total joy. Laughing out loud throughout, and watching my son and his girlfriend doing the same. Cannot recommend enough
As always the crew have put on a fantastic show. May they continue writing and performing new shows in the future.
The team always leave me and my family in stitches! Great value for money and a life saver Christmas present!
Excellant show. The cast kept us amused from preshow. Very well produced and acted. Great entertainment. Would thoroughly recommend
Amazing show, lots of laughs and the story line was great! Well done
Very entertaining. They engaged the audience as usual, particularly those close to the front. The illusions were very convincing and hilarious. An excellent outing for the family.
For Accessibility information please contact 0330 333 4815
No refunds or exchanges after booking.
2 hours 10 mins incl. interval
Suitable For Children
When Can I Go
14th December 2019 - 30th August 2020
Where Do I Go
Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, London WC2R 0NH
Charing Cross (Northern, Bakerloo lines) Embankment (District, Circle lines)
1, 4 , 6, 9, 11, 13 , 15, 68, 76, 171, 176, 188