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Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.3 Stars)

Number of reviews: 16

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5.0 star rating Mike H from Northampton, England

BRILLIANT SHOW THAT HAD US IN FITS OF LAUGHTER

We saw this on a Sunday afternoon and it made our weekend. As with the play that goes wrong, cast members set things up by going out into the audience ahead of the show, in this case looking for a lost dove. One child was having lots of fun going round with a net on a stick cooing to try to get the lost bird to come to him. The show has lots of variety and some really good magic effects. Best of all, the audience had a great time which makes the whole experience amazing and the show one to remember. We hope to get the chance to see it again.

5.0 star rating Tara from London, England

SOME MAGIC GOES WRONG, BUT ALL THE COMEDY GOES RIGHT

Great show - extremely funny, as you’d expect from Mischief Theatre, and with added magic & genuine illusions (not all the tricks go wrong!) Seen it twice now & thoroughly enjoyed it both times. Highly recommended.

5.0 star rating Jane & Keith Biddle from London, England

AB FAB

Laughed from the start to the finish. Professional & well rehearsed. Honestly. Would watch it again. Well done guys 👍

4.0 star rating Sophia B from London, England

LOTS OF LAUGHS - AND SOME REAL MAGIC

We loved last night's performance - in a packed Vaudeville Theatre. The second half was stronger than the first, but nevertheless it started with a delightful trick and finished with a brilliant piece of misdirection that had the people around us jumping out of their seats. Henry Lewis is the standout performer as the Mind Mangler. It didn't matter if he could do magic or not - but it turned out in the end that he could. Highly recommended as a way of beating the January blues ... if you can get a seat.

4.0 star rating Pam from London, England

MAGICAL PERFORMANCE,COMEDY FOR ALL AGES LOTS OF LAUGHTER.

Went with family to see show plenty of laughs and magic that certainly kept us entertained throughout performance, will definitely be recommending to others.

2.0 star rating Michael from London, England

MAGIC GOES WRONG REVIEW - VAUDEVILLE

Mischief’ weakest effort thus far...hit and miss, no belly laughs. Very much a work in progress....

2.0 star rating from Portsmouth, England

DISAPPOINTING

Having seen the previous two mischief plays, I was really looking forward to this. But what a disappointment! A very amateur performance and except for a couple of laughs at the mind mangler and autoprompter, nothing funny at all. Definitely not up to the standard of the play that goes wrong..don’t waste your money!

2.0 star rating John from London, England

BORING

Just boring. Mind mangler vaguely funny. The rest of it was juvenile obvious humor that just feel flat. Cringe.

1.0 star rating Mimi from Sussex, England

MAGIC WENT WRONG

Very disappointing even for MISCHIEF Theatre enthusiasts. Weak central theme, genuinely amateurish Very slow, contrived and not at all amusing. The format has run out of steam here. ... Maybe the collaboration is the problem.

1.0 star rating Liz from London, England

MAGIC GOES WRONG - AWFUL

What a patronising and corny load of rubbish. We were squashed into tiny seats in the misnamed Grand Circle. I've no idea what Penn and Teller contributed to this - possibly just getting their famous mates to do 'live' video links that were just as awful as all the rest of this drivel. Felt like watching a school production.

1.0 star rating Kate from London, England

TERRIBLE SHOW MAGIC GOES WRONG

This was so disappointing to watch. Have seen the previous two shows and they were good. Would not recommend

1.0 star rating Lee from London, England

OH DEAR

Just awful. Nothing else to say

1.0 star rating A Gray from Milton Keynes

EXCRUCIATINGLY AWFUL

Can only concur with other reviewers opinions - if I could, would demand a refund of the ticket price of £13!!! Left at the interval as couldn't bear another half and went home to do some gardening.....

1.0 star rating Pascale from London, England

WISH I HAD STAYED AT HOME

I have been a great fan of the Mischief Theatre but this is a show that is neither clever or really very funny (bar very few laughs with the errant teleprompt). I really wanted to like this show but it was far too long and repetitive. Some parts are not suitable for younger children. At the end when there was a huge pause some audience left, it was hard to tell if the delay was intended or whether something really had gone wrong. Very disappointing.

1.0 star rating Susie from London, England

DISAPPOINTING

Not suitable for a young audience. Male nudity, swearing, crude language, odd racial stereotypes, lots of violence. Uncomfortable to watch.

1.0 star rating Phoebe from London, England

ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE!!!!!!!

After watching The Play That Goes Wrong I was so looking forward to this show. It was BEYOND dreadful!!!!!!!! I would say its suitable for primary school kids but even then any child over the age of 7 won’t find it remotely funny. Paid a lot of our tickets and walked out at the interval, the first time I’ve ever done that. Even getting to the interval was painful!! Hate writing bad reviews but I truly can’t wrap my head around how they think that show is stage worthy..! Totally baffled and urge you to save your money.

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