Popular Penn & Teller comedy Magic Goes Wrong coming to Blackpool

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Magic Goes Wrong is the latest in Mischief Theatre’s productions and it heads to the Opera House in November

A scene from Magic Goes Wrong play

Magic Goes Wrong arrives in Blackpool on November 24 (Image: Pamela Raith)

Comedy catastrophe play Magic Goes Wrong is set to bring the laughs to Blackpool this winter, when the nationwide tour arrives at the Opera House in November.

The Laurence Olivier award-nominated production, which originally opened at The Lowry Theatre in Salford in August 2019, will be on at the Opera House from Wednesday, November 24 to Saturday, November 27.

Written by Mischief Theatre in collaboration with stalwart American magician duo Penn & Teller, the show follows the adventures of a group of luckless magicians as they attempt to put on an evening of grand illusions to raise funds for charity.

But their plan quickly goes awry, resulting in mayhem and gory accidents in true black comedy style. And not a penny fundraised.

A scene from Magic Goes Wrong Comedy play

A scene from Magic Goes Wrong Comedy play (Image: Pamela Raith)

It is the third instalment in award-winning Mischief’s Goes Wrong… franchise, following hit West End shows The Play That Goes Wrong, and Peter Pan Goes Wrong.

Magic Goes Wrong will star Daniel Anthony as Mickey, Valerie Cutko plays Eugenia, Sam Hill takes the role of Sophisticato, Kiefer Moriarty will be The Blade, David Nellist has been cast as Mind Mangler, Jocelyn takes on the role of Prah Spitzmau and Chloe Tannenbaum will feature as Bar in the touring production.