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Mischief Theatre announces new show, Magic Goes Wrong, as part of Vaudeville Residency

Magic Goes Wrong

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

MISCHIEF Theatre, the Olivier Award-winning company behind The Play That Goes Wrong, have announced their next ‘Goes Wrong’ comedy. Created with magic legends Penn & Teller, Magic Goes Wrong opens on January 8, 2020 following preview performances from December 14, 2019.

This will be the second production in Mischief Theatre’s year-long residency at the Vaudeville Theatre, which opens with Groan Ups in September 2019.

Tickets for Magic Goes Wrong will go on public sale on Sunday, March 10 or can be purchased now via and A further production will be announced in due course.

Broadway producer Kevin McCollum and J.J. Abrams will join the Magic Goes Wrong producing team.

Henry Lewis, Artistic Director of Mischief Theatre, and Jonathan Sayer, Company Director of Mischief Theatre, said: “We can’t believe we’re getting to work with the iconic Penn & Teller for Magic Goes Wrong. The next Goes Wrong show has been a long time coming so we can’t wait for audiences to join the original Mischief Company at the Vaudeville for what we’re sure will be an evening full of surprises – mainly for us and the stage management!”

Teller said: “When our own magic has gone wrong, we were miserable, but when it’s somebody else, it’s hilarious, so this seems like the perfect project for Mischief and us. We’re huge fans of theirs, so collaborating with them was a privilege and an astonishment. Any idea we’d pitch them, right on the spot they’d turn it around and make us double over laughing. We’re very proud of the results and hope you enjoy the show.”

J.J. Abrams, said: “I am a nearly life-long fan of Penn & Teller and working with the Mischief Theatre Company has been pure joy. I expect all that to change with this new production.”

Written by Penn Jillette, Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields and Teller, Magic Goes Wrong will be directed by Adam Meggido. Full casting will be announced in due course.

Magic Goes Wrong is suitable for ages 12+.

Tickets: From £20. Groups of 10+: £29.50 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings (excludes school holiday weeks). Schools: £19.50 10+ Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (excludes school holiday weeks).

Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30pm; Saturday at 2:30pm; Sunday at 2pm and 7pm.