Making mischief with magic

THE team who brought you The Play That Goes Wrong, and many more, turned their mischievous attention to magic, and the result is Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle, which comes to Bath Theatre Royal from Tuesday 11th to Sunday 16th June, direct from the West End, with a cast led by Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer.

Audiences are invited to join the Mind Mangler as he makes his spectacular return to the stage with his new two-man “solo” show. Prepare to witness hilarious feats of mentalism spiral into chaos as he attempts to read your mind … After last year’s sold-out UK performances followed by a season in New York, Mind Mangler brings laugh-filled magic mayhem and comedy to Bath on the final week of Mischief’s 2024 UK tour.


Mischief, the company founded by Lewis and Sayers, is currently celebrating ten years in the West End with many stage successes including The Play That Goes Wrong, Magic Goes Wrong, Groan Ups, A Comedy About A Bank Robbery and Mischief Movie Night. Mind Mangler is based on a character originally created in Magic Goes Wrong by Penn Jillette, Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields and Teller. The current show began at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2022. After a sold-out season, it was developed into a two-act show which toured the UK and ran in New York in 2023.

Photographs: Pamela Raith Photography