Magic Goes Wrong – Mischief Theatre announce new show with Penn & Teller

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Next up in the ‘Goes Wrong’ canon comes a show full of mediocre mediums, ill-fated illusionists and calamitous conjurors. ‘Magic Goes Wrong’ will see Mischief Theatre cast as a troupe of magicians putting on a performance for a charity event, yet, in classic style, they can’t seem to stop their tricks going wrong!

For this very special show, Mischief have teamed up with world-famous magicians Penn & Teller. Henry Lewis explains how they met: "About 18 months ago, Penn and Teller came to London to do a few shows at the Hammersmith Apollo, and while they were here they went to see The Play That Goes Wrong…and they really enjoyed it and got in touch. We were performing in New York at the time and they said, 'Well when you finish your run, come and spend a few days with us in Vegas, meet us and see our show'”

They went out for pancakes in Las Vegas and immediately hit it off. Teller told journalists of their enthusiasm for the project. "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.

"Any idea we'd pitch Mischief, right on the spot they'd turn it around and make us double over laughing. We're very proud of the results."

The show will be produced by Kenny Wax as part of Mischief’s Season at the Vaudeville Theatre. It will play from the 14th December 2019 and follows their previous new offering GROAN UPS.

You can buy your tickets here.

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