Casting has been announced for the London world premiere of Mischief Theatre’s Magic Goes Wrong, a new collaboration from the creators of The Play That Goes Wrong and magicians Penn & Teller, which begins West End previews December 14 at the Vaudeville Theatre.
The ensemble cast will feature Bryony Corrigan, Roxy Faridany, Dave Hearn, Henry Lewis, Henry Shields, Jonathan Sayer, Nancy Zamit, Natasha Culley, Laurence Pears, Sydney K Smith, and Liv Spencer.
Magic Goes Wrong is produced as part of Mischief Theatre’s year-long residency at the Vaudeville Theatre, which kicks off in September with the new comedy Groan Ups. Mischief Theatre company members Hearn, Lewis, Russell, Sayer, Shields, Zamit, and Corrigan appear in both productions.
Adam Meggido directs Magic Goes Wrong, which will officially open January 8, 2020. The play centers on a hapless gang of magicians presenting a charity event. As the accidents spiral out of control, so does their fundraising target.
Magic Goes Wrong is written by Penn Jillette and Teller, along with Mischief’s Lewis, Sayer, and Shields.
A third residency production will be announced later. Magic Goes Wrong is produced in the West End by Kenny Wax Ltd, Stage Presence Ltd, along with Kevin McCollum and J.J. Abrams—who ushered The Play That Goes Wrong to Broadway.