Magic Goes Wrong
Closed 2h 30m
Magic Goes Wrong
73

Magic Goes Wrong London Reviews and Tickets

73%
(20 Ratings)
Positive
80%
Mixed
5%
Negative
15%
Members say
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Hilarious

About the Show

Penn & Teller star in a hilarious comedy from creators of the hit show "The Play that Goes Wrong".

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Show-Score Member Reviews (20)

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63 Reviews | 4 Followers
89
Great writing, Hilarious, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like magic and want a fun night out.

Don't see it if You don’t like slap stick comedy.

120 Reviews | 12 Followers
75
Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want a funny show where you can just enjoy without thinking too much (on any for that matter)

Don't see it if you think you'll get annoyed at how basic the magic is. Read more

161 Reviews | 28 Followers
72
Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if you want to see a show with wit and charm, with opportunities for audience participation (sit in the stalls for this).

Don't see it if you want a show that is captivating from start to finish. The Mind Mangler was brilliant but some of the other acts lacked the same presence

59 Reviews | 1 Follower
71
Refreshing, Quirky, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy a good laugh intertwined with (attempted) magic tricks! Very entertaining show.

Don't see it if You aren't keen on clichés as some parts felt a little like that or are looking for a deep show. This is a great fluffy night out!

91 Reviews | 5 Followers
65
Funny

See it if You like the Mischief Theatre.

Don't see it if You're expecting something different from their previous productions.

22 Reviews | 0 Followers
95
Hilarious, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You like Mischief's classic 'goes wrong' stylings and a good does of audience participation

Don't see it if You don't enjoy magic shows or have a weak stomach Read more

29 Reviews | 1 Follower
80
Great writing, Funny, Clever

See it if You love slapstick, witty writing and magic going wrong in the funniest ways!

Don't see it if You don't enjoy silliness and the other Goes Wrong type shows.

42 Reviews | 9 Followers
78
Funny, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy mischief theatre. This show is fun but isn’t their best work. I saw the original cast who were great.

Don't see it if you don’t like slapstick or farce

Critic Reviews (9)

The London Evening Standard
January 9th, 2020
For a previous production

Mischief is so adept at developing rapport with an audience, it works anyway. As Paul Daniels used to say: that’s magic.
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Time Out London
October 28th, 2020
For a previous production

If you enjoy watching flustered English people get more flustered as stuff goes wrong – and let’s be clear, that is literally their entire shtick – then ‘Magic Goes Wrong’ sees them pulls the trick off once again.
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The Telegraph (UK)
January 9th, 2020
For a previous production

Everyone, on-stage and (manifestly off) works their socks off to keep things continually derailing on time (direction by Adam Meggido).
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London Theatre
January 9th, 2020
For a previous production

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.
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The Times (UK)
January 9th, 2020
For a previous production

It’s executed with love, determination and skill. Tommy Cooper, you suspect, would have loved it. I know I did.
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The Stage (UK)
January 9th, 2020
For a previous production

But, though it doesn’t hit the highs of some previous Mischief outings, it remains a solidly entertaining show, from a company evidently keen to test itself, and, for once, there are a few sweet instances where everything goes right.
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The Guardian (UK)
January 9th, 2020
For a previous production

Stunts and tricks go awry in this slapstick romp, though the running gag makes it hard to conjure suspense.
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WhatsOnStage
January 9th, 2020
For a previous production

Those who love the "Goes Wrong" brand will have a pleasant number of laughs to keep the mirth coming, but it's hard to shake the feeling that, for a large portion of the run-time, Mischief may have missed a trick.
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