If you missed Magic Goes Wrong when it toured Bradford a little while ago, now’s your chance not to let it pass you by again as the show comes to York Theatre Royal at the end of April.
Created by the Olivier award-winning comedy favourites Mischief and magic legends Penn & Teller, the comedy catastrophe follows a hapless gang of magicians as they stage an evening of grand illusion to raise cash for charity. Of course, nothing goes right but there are a few surprises along the way that’ll leave you thrilled and flabbergasted!
Penn & Teller (although they don’t appear in the show) have done a great job of making the magic tricks in the show – even when it all goes wrong – utterly believable, without ever leaving the audience feeling as though something has gone truly wrong. It’s a show that allows you to sit back and relax watching the mayhem in completely safe hands, rather than edge-of-your-seat, anything-could-happen magic which frankly makes me incredibly anxious and uncomfortable. With Magic Goes Wrong, it’s all about the laughs – and there are laughs aplenty.
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. They’ve also been busy creating the hugely successful six-part TV series The Goes Wrong Show – it definitely feels like everything they touch turns to comedy gold and Magic Goes Wrong is no exception.
Don’t miss Magic Goes Wrong when it goes catastrophically wrong at York Theatre Royal from 26th April to 1st May.
Photograph credited to Pamela Raith