Olivier award-winning comedy favourites Mischief have teamed up with magic legends Penn & Teller to create Magic Goes Wrong at York Theatre Royal from 26 April to 1 May.
Mischief’s biggest and most daring comedy catastrophe to date, Magic Goes Wrong follows a hapless gang of magicians as they stage an evening of grand illusion to raise cash for charity. As the magic turns to mayhem, accidents spiral out of control and so does their fundraising target!
Created with magic legends Penn & Teller, the touring cast is Daniel Anthony (Mickey), Valerie Cutko (Eugenia), Rory Fairbairn (Mind Mangler), Sam Hill (Sophisticato), Kiefer Moriarty (The Blade), Jocelyn Prah (Spitzmaus), Chloe Tannenbaum (Bar), with understudies Ishbel Cummings, CJ Field, Ricky Oakley, and Jay Olpin.
Penn & Teller are co-creators of the show but won’t be appearing on stage.
The show is touring after a successful run in London’s West End. Mischief’s other West End successes include The Play That Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, Groan Ups and Mischief Movie Night.
Their hugely successful six-part TV series The Goes Wrong Show aired in the UK on BBC One and on Amazon Prime Video in the US, Canada and Australia. The show received a 2020 TV Choice Award nomination for Best Comedy and has recently been nominated in the Comedy category at the 2021 National Television Awards.
The company is owned and controlled by its original members and is led by a creative group and its directors Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer.
Magic Goes Wrong is written by Penn Jillette, Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields and Teller and directed by Adam Meggido, with set design by Will Bowen, magic consultant Ben Hart, costume designer Roberto Surace, lighting designer David Howe, sound designer Paul Groothius, video and projection designer Duncan McLean, composer Steve Brown, movement director Ali James, associate director Hannah Sharkey.