New casting announced for Magic Goes Wrong

Find out more as Mischief Theatre announce the West End comedy's new cast.

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Magic Goes Wrong, the box office hit created by the Olivier-Award winning Mischief Theatre in collaboration with legendary magicians Penn & Teller, have announced a host of casting changes to the show.

The comedy farce is now showing at London’s Vaudeville Theatre and is booking until Sunday 30 August 2020.

Magic Goes Wrong centres on a hapless but endearing group of magicians presenting a charity event. As the night spirals out of control, so does their fundraising target.

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The new casting announcement sees Mischief Theatre regular Laurence Pears (The Play That Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong) take on the lead role of Sophisticato. Pears will play the tuxedo-clad magician from 31 March until 31 May 2020, after which Tom Babbage (The Wizard Of Oz, The Play That Goes Wrong) will take over the role.

Lauren Ingram will take on the role of Spitzmaus from 31 March, with Sydney K Smith taking on the role of Mickey from 5 April.

On 7 April, Kazeem Tosin Amore joins the cast as Blade and Laura Kirman joins the cast as Bear.

Harry Kershaw joins the show on 5 May, playing jaded mentalist The Mind Mangler.

The latest announcement is completed with Saskia Vaigncourt-Strallen and Christian James joining the show’s ensemble, with more casting to be announced soon.

Tickets to see Magic Goes Wrong at London’s Vaudeville Theatre are available now through