Mischief Theatre, the Olivier award-winning company behind The Play That Goes Wrong, today an- nounces it will take over the Vaudeville theatre with a season of new work from September 2019. Opening with comedy Groan Ups, the original Mischief company reunite to bring their unique in- ventive hilarity to the West End.
Mischief Theatre will present three new productions at the Vaudeville theatre during their resi- dency, which will end in August 2020. Written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, Directed by Kirsty Patrick Ward Groan Ups will play 20 September – 1 December 2019
Kenny Wax, producer of Groan Ups and The Play That Goes Wrong, said
‘In seven years, to have graduated from a pub theatre filler slot to a three play 12 month residency at the Vaudeville (courtesy of the tremendously supportive Nica Burns) to sit alongside their two long running comedies at the Duchess and Criterion, a record breaking run on Broadway and productions currently running on every continent except Antarctica, the meteoric rise of this extraordinarily tal- ented group of writers and actors seems to know no bounds. As Producers we are delighted to have guided their journey and become their friends.’
From the parents of The Play That Goes Wrong comes a brand-new comedy all about growing up. Are we the same people at 30 as we were at 13? Does school life determine our future? Do we ever grow out of our school crush? Playing an unruly classroom of kids and anarchic high school teenag- ers, through to the aches and pains of adulthood, the original Mischief company are back in the West End with their first new play since 2016.
The cast includes original company members Dave Hearn, Henry Lewis, Charlie Russell Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields, Nancy Zamit alongside Bryony Corrigan.
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