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BrumHour saw Magic Goes Wrong at the invite of Birmingham Hippodrome.
Chloe Tannenbaum who plays Bar in Magic Goes Wrong spoke to Brum Radio’s Interval Theatre about her role in this touring production. Listen below:
By Dave Massey twitter.com/BrumHour
This production features: possible strong language, very bright lights, fake blood and some gore!
Review: Magic Goes Wrong at Birmingham Hippodrome
Daft and silly with some excellent illusions!
Directed by Adam Meggido Written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields, Penn Jillette and Teller.
A rag-tag group of magicians are putting on a charitable benefit to support injured magicians in this real-time comedy set on a stage. Broken lights, missing pets, dangerous scenery, all the Mischief production tropes are in place.
There are quite a few moments of real magical illusion throughout this production and the fact that Penn and Teller are co-writers makes it clear they wrote plenty of these illusions. Their influence in the production is very visible to anyone who has seen their work.
Daniel Anthony (from Doctor Who’s Sarah Jane Adventures) plays the frustrated housemate of The Mind Mangler (Rory Fairbairn) adding a bit of drama to the comedic moments. Chloe Tannenbaum and Jocelyn Prah are the talented German half sisters of Sophisticato (Sam Hill), Sophisticato doing his best to keep the proceedings from falling apart. Kiefer Moriarty (The Blade) finds his character increasingly injured throughout.
These are fresh characters for this production, though they reminded me of The Play That Goes Wrong characters throughout the story.
I’m sure many primary school age children might badger their parents to see this, it is however a little bit unsuitable for under 11s, the age guidance on the website does reflect this, there are a couple of adult jokes and there is some fake blood in some scenes.
Daft and silly with some excellent illusions, Magic Goes Wrong is at Birmingham Hippodrome until 28th May 2022.