Wonderville magic show opening in West End delayed due to positive Covid test

The opening of magic and illusion show Wonderville in the West End has been delayed after a member of the production team tested positive for Covid-19.

The show, which stars mind reader Chris Cox, British Got Talent magician Josephine Lee and three-time record-breaking Magic Circle champion Edward Hilsum was due to begin performances at the Palace Theater on Friday night, with a gala opening night VIP on July 19.

Performances will now begin on July 21, with a new opening gala on July 26.

The producers said, “Our entire team adhered to extremely careful and diligent measures, as everyone in theater works under the most unique of circumstances.

“Unfortunately, a member of the Wonderville team has unfortunately tested positive for Covid-19.

“To ensure we are following the strictest protocols and maintaining the safety of everyone involved, our opening is on hold.”

“Our first performance will now take place on Wednesday, July 21. We are all incredibly excited to welcome you to Wonderville and share in the joy, laughter and wonder we enjoyed throughout our rehearsals.

“The Wonderville team is so sorry that this means our first six performances cannot take place, but the safety of our Wonderville family and members of the public remains our number one priority.”

Ticket purchasers will be contacted by their point of purchase via email and offered the option to exchange their tickets or receive a refund or credit.

A full refund will be offered to all customers who cannot move their tickets to another show.

Brian L. Hartfield