By Mischief Theatre and Penn & Teller

Congress Theatre

Tuesday 3 – Sunday 8 August 2021

Olivier award-winning comedy favourites, Mischief, return to the Congress Theatre with the UK tour of their brand-new show Magic Goes Wrong, created with master magicians Penn & Teller, playing from 3-8 August.

Mischief’s biggest and most daring comedy catastrophe to date, Magic Goes Wrong follows a hapless gang of magicians as they stage an evening of grand illusion to raise cash for charity. As the magic turns to mayhem, accidents spiral out of control and so does their fundraising target!

Many weeks consultation with Penn & Teller mean this show is a spectacular dare devil show with danger, calamity and perceived real risk, alongside slapstick and irresistible comedy genius making it jaw-dropping, hilarious and terrifyingly realistic (Recommended age 11+ years).

The touring cast presents: Daniel Anthony (Mickey), Valerie Cutko (Eugenia), Sam Hill (Sophisticato), Kiefer Moriarty (The Blade), David Nellist (Mind Mangler), Jocelyn Prah (Spitzmaus), Chloe Tannenbaum (Bar), with understudies Ishbel Cummings, Rory Fairbairn, CJ Field and Jay Olpin.

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. Their hugely successful six-part TV Series, The Goes Wrong Show, aired in the UK on BBC ONE and on Amazon Prime Video in the US, Canada and Australia. The show received a 2020 TV Choice Award nomination for Best Comedy and has recently been nominated in the Comedy category at the 2021 National Television Awards. Series two is currently in production.

Magic Goes Wrong comes to the Congress Theatre 3 – 8 August 2021. Tickets priced £27 – £42. Book at with view-from-seat facility and the option to print tickets at home or call Box Office on 01323 412000. This show is covered by Eastbourne Theatres Book with Confidence scheme meaning that if your booking is affected by Covid-19 in any way, the show itself or a member of your party, you will receive a no-quibble return. Eastbourne Theatres is proud to have been awarded the See It Safely industry mark showing their commitment to keeping audiences safe on their return to nights out.

Penn & Teller are co-creators of the show and won’t be appearing on stage.