Mischief Theatre, creators of West End hits THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG and THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY, have announced plans for a year long residency in London’s Vaudeville Theatre.
The season begins in September with a brand new comedy called GROAN UPS. Mischief Theatre’s first new piece since 2016 is a play about growing up, with the actors playing both unruly kids at a school and their grown-up version as adults.
GROAN UPS is written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields and features cast members of the original Mischief Theatre company. Directed by Kirsty Patrick Ward, the cast features Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields, Dave Hearn, Charlie Russell, Nancy Zamit and Bryony Corrigan.
Two further productions for Mischief’s residency are still to be announced. Speaking on the season, Lewis and Sayer said: ‘We couldn’t be more delighted to have been invited by Nica Burns and Nimax Theatres to take over the Vaudeville Theatre for an entire year. They took a leap of faith with us back in 2014 by putting THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG on in the West End so we just hope we can do them proud! Mischief Theatre is incredibly grateful for this amazing opportunity and now we can make sure the laughs continue for audiences’.
The season joins Mischief’s current slate of plays in the West End with THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG and THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY running at the Duchess Theatre and Criterion Theatre respectively. The company also recently completed an acclaimed near two year run on Broadway with THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, with a transfer Off-Broadway taking place next month.
GROAN UPS opens at the Vaudeville Theatre from 20th September to 1st December. Tickets are on sale now.