Magic Goes Wrong

Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Jan 30, 2024 By Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Originally Published on Oct 06, 2021
An actor in a magician's suit coming out of a door on stage at Magic Goes Wrong.
Age: 12+
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  • Producers of some of the best family theatre in the UK, the Mischief Theatre Company are back on stage with the completely hilarious and utterly ridiculous Magic Goes Wrong.
  • Collaborating for the first time with magical legends Penn and Teller, responsible for some of the most popular magic shows in London and the world, this Goes Wrong production will have you both mind-blown and side-split.
  • Grab your Magic Goes Wrong tickets now and get ready for a night of comedy and magical genius!

The creators of smash-hit TV series The Goes Wrong Show and theatre productions such as The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, Peter Pan Goes Wrong and, of course, The Play That Goes Wrong, have joined forces with dynamic magic duo Penn and Teller in this hilariously magical instalment of the Goes Wrong series.

Actors performing a magic trick on stage at Magic Goes Wrong.

After worldwide tours and side-splitting sell-outs from Australia to the USA, the original Mischief Theatre crew are back at London's West End as a group of disastrous magicians trying to raise money for a charity event in Magic Goes Wrong. In their characteristically ridiculous style, Mischief Theatre will have the whole family howling with laughter from start to finish as you watch their attempts at magic; sometimes hapless, sometimes truly extraordinary. Co-written by one of the biggest magic duos in the world, Penn and Teller, you can expect some truly mystical feats from classic dove tricks to brain-boggling mind-reading and everything in between.

If you're in the mood to ooh, ahh and ha-ha-ha, grab your tickets to this magic show London with a twist and join Mischief Theatre as they continue their legendary residency at the Vaudeville Theatre. 

What to know before you go

  • The show is 2 hours and 10 minutes long, including one interval.
  • The show is recommended for ages 12 and over, and under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Doors at the Duchess Theatre open 45 minutes before the performance start time.
  • Please bear in mind Penn and Teller will not be appearing on stage.
  • The Vaudeville Theatre has two bars located on-site serving drinks and snacks, as well as ice cream pop-ups within the auditorium.
  • There are also a number of family-friendly restaurants within walking distance including Franco Manca, Ping Pong, Pizza Hut, TGI Fridays, Cinnamon Bazaar and many more.
  • Toilets can be found in the Stalls, Dress Circle and Grand Circle.
  • Wheelchair access is available via a Major Stair Climber; please contact the theatre ahead of time and arrive at least 45 minutes prior to your performance time. Wheelchair spaces can be found in the Stalls and accessible toilets are shared with the neighbouring Adelphi Theatre. Assistance dogs are welcome at the Duchess Theatre and staff will be happy to look after them during the performance.
  • The Vaudeville is fitted with a hearing assistance system and headsets are available to visitors on a first come, first served basis.

Getting there

  • The Vaudeville Theatre is located just off the Strand.
  • Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines as well as National Rail services), Embankment (Bakerloo, Northern, District and Circle lines) and Covent Garden (Piccadilly line) stations are all within a five-minute walk.
  • By bus, the 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 68, 76, 171, 176 and 188 all operate in the area.
  • Make the most of Q-Park’s Theatreland Parking Scheme and save 50% on off-street car parking charges for up to 24 hours. To qualify, just present your Q-Park car park ticket for validation at the box office and the car park machine will automatically take 50% off. The nearest lot to the Vaudeville is Q-Park Covent Garden.

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Written by Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason

Bachelor of Science specializing in Mass Communication.

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Adekunle Olanrewaju JasonBachelor of Science specializing in Mass Communication.

With over 3+ years of professional experience, Olanrewaju is a certified SEO Specialist and Content Writer. He holds a BSc in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos. Throughout his dynamic career, Olanrewaju has successfully taken on various roles with startups and established organizations. He has served as a Technical Writer, Blogger, SEO Specialist, Social Media Manager, and Digital Marketing Manager. Known for his hardworking nature and insightful approach, Olanrewaju is dedicated to continuous learning and improvement.
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