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See these magical West End shows, featuring magic tricks, illusions, and more!

20 January 2022 by TodayTix
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Do you think magic is real? Whether you’re a believer, or someone who prefers to spoil a magic trick for everyone, there’s a West End show full of magic for you. Experience Las Vegas glitz and glamour in Magic Goes Wrong, featuring tricks by legends Penn & Teller. Or how about a fantastical, imaginative play, likeThe Book of Dust and The Ocean at the End of the Lane? We’ve shuffled up a theatrical deck of cards, so take your pick from these magic shows in the West End. Don’t keep the show a secret though — book your theatre tickets now!

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Magic Goes Wrong

Magic Goes Wrong

Mischief Theatre continues their West End domination with their latest play, Magic Goes Wrong. The hilarious comedy sees a group of magicians try to raise money for charity, but chaos quickly ensues when performers try to out-do one another. There’s bold stunts throughout the play that will have you gasping in disbelief too, thanks to Penn & Teller lending a creative hand in making the Magic Goes Wrong story come to life. Some tricks don’t go according to plan, but will performers end up in a cloud of smoke? Visit Magic Goes Wrong to find out.

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Hermione, Harry and Ron in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is brimming with magic, and the story has captivated a generation of theatregoers to become the most awarded play in history. The eighth Harry Potter story brings the magic back to London’s West End. Prepare for spectacular spells, a mind-blowing race through time, and an epic battle to stop mysterious forces, all while the future hangs in the balance, as well as a reunion with Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Witness Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry come alive in the West End.

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The Book of Dust

The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage

There’s no black magic used to create a new, make-believe world in The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage at the Bridge Theatre. However, you’ll have to dispel reality for a few hours in order to be fully immersed in Philip Pullman’s imaginative fantasies. The Book of Dust play is a prequel to His Dark Materials, and follows two young people who must raise Lyra Belacqua while defeating demons and spirits. Find your salvation at the theatre and see The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage.

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Duke of York’s Theatre holds the key to a time-travelling portal. Step into a fictional world where people go back in time in The Ocean at the End of the Lane. At the start of the play, a Boy is sent to his past to face his 12th birthday again, and must defeat the dormant monsters that lay in one special pond. Neil Gaiman’s imaginative storytelling unfolds into a stunning West End play, but you only have until May to experience these magic tricks for yourself.

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Frozen

Frozen

When Elsa was growing up, she hid her icy powers from everyone, in fear of what could happen. So when she’s crowned Queen of Arendelle and accidentally plunges the town into a wintry wonderland, Elsa runs away. It’s down to her sister, Anna, to rescue Elsa and save Arendelle from an eternal winter. Thankfully, Frozen in London is full of fiery performances, as well as cool scenic design and indescribable costumes. It’s down to you to see Frozen to understand the magical secrets.

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Matilda

Matilda the Musical

Matilda Wormwood is no ordinary schoolkid. The gifted primary schooler is not just extraordinarily clever, but she also possesses telekinetic powers — the ability to move things with her mind. This combination doesn’t go down well with her unruly parents, nor her headmistress at Crunchem Hall, Miss Trunchbull. Thankfully, Matilda’s teacher, Miss Honey, sees the good in Matilda, and they strive to take down the rules at Crunchem Hall once and for all. Join Matilda at school in Matilda the Musical and see if she can successfully land one magic trick and make learning fun!

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Wicked

Wicked

Welcome to Oz, like never before. The Wicked musical follows Elphaba and Glinda, two witches whose lives are changed for good at a crossroads moment. Being witches, the pair cast spells throughout the show, but did you know that compser Stephen Schwartz wrote the spells by mixing Latin words and names of Egyptian gods? While sorcery damages Elphaba’s future, the end result is a spellbinding show for audiences. See Elphaba take flight, watch monkeys gain their wings, and be wowed by the smoke-billowing dragon hovering over the top of the stage. 

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Cinderella

Cinderella

Even though the new Cinderella musical in London boasts a new storyline, the magical moments from Cinderella folklore remain. Watch Cinderella transform from a lowly girl into the belle of the ball — complete with glass slippers — in this dizzying show. We use dizzying wisely, because if you’re sitting in the front few rows, get ready to spin! No, you won’t be plunged into a magic hex.

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