Magic Goes Wrong

Magic Goes Wrong

4.3 (14) · Comedy

Created with Magic legends Penn & Teller, Mischief Theatre conjure up an evening of grand illusion.

“The clever so and sos behind The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (Mischief Theatre) are back with another new show. This time, you guessed it, Magic Goes Wrong. Perfect family entertainment.”
Lyn Gardner avatar on Stagedoor
19 December 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Hot on the heels of Groan Ups comes the latest from all conquering Mischief Theatre. They are now a long way from their debut at the Old Red Lion pub theatre and have had a string of hits in the same vein as The Play That Goes Wrong. The formula shows no sign of flagging and this show is created with the help of legendary magicians Penn and Teller whose mind-boggling tricks very seldom go wrong. Things are certainly going very right for Mischief, and it is likely that this show will only add to their stable of hits.”


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!

*Penn & Teller are co-creators of the show and won’t be appearing on stage.

Age Recommendation: 12+

Critic reviews

Eminently predictable but also predictably good fun

Lyn Gardner for Stagedoor

Magic Goes Wrong makes for a night of sure-fire entertainment

London Box Office

Mischief Theatre may have a formula but its shows are far from formulaic


All in all, Mischief Theatre have done it again with another fun night at the theatre where more goes right than wrong

West End Wilma

It’s the best “worst” magic show in town

The Upcoming

The show is unashamedly silly but also affectionately celebratory of a kind of variety theatre that may have long vanished - but makes a welcome return here

London Theatre

A terrific new helping of the art of comic incompetence

The Telegraph

The whole evening is a delight from start to finish - something you come to expect at a Mischief night

Broadway World

Despite its flaws, this production has some truly spectacular tricks

A Younger Theatre

It’s an amiable show that makes good use of audience participation and neatly skewers the more ludicrous reaches of the magic industry

Financial Times

The ‘Goes Wrong’ franchise potters on, this time with added magic

Time Out

Mischief is so adept at developing rapport with an audience, it works anyway

Evening Standard

Peppered among the deliberate cock-ups are some genuine magic skits

The Arts Desk

Stunts and tricks go awry in this slapstick romp, though the running gag makes it hard to conjure suspense

The Guardian

The highs really are quite high


Funny and entertaining, if under-powered, fusion of magic and comedy from Mischief Theatre

The Stage

Date & time

Opening 21 Oct
Thu 21 Oct 2021 - Sun 27 Feb 2022,
2pm, 2.30pm, 7pm & 7.30pm
Runtime: 2 hrs 30 mins


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