Mischief Theatre announces new show Groan Ups and residency at Vaudeville Theatre

Will Longman
Will Longman

Mischief Theatre are set to take up a residency at the Vaudeville Theatre in London's West End where they will present three new productions, beginning in September 2019.

Known for their hit productions The Play That Goes Wrong, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Mischief is renowned worldwide for their farcical productions.

The first production in the season will be titled Groan Ups, and it will see creators Henry Shields, Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer star in the comedy about a group of unruly schoolchildren, and will follow them through their teenage years and into adulthood.

Directed by Kirsty Patrick Ward, it is the first new play since 2016, and will also star Dave Hearn, Charlie Russell, Nancy Zamit and Bryony Corrigan.

Groan Ups will open at the Vaudeville Theatre from 20th September, and will run through to 1st December with tickets on sale on Monday at 11am.

In a statement announcing the season, company artistic director Henry Lewis and company director Jonathan Sayer thanked Nimax Theatre co-founder Nica Burns for inviting Mischief to the Vaudeville for the residency.

They said: "They [Nimax] 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 other two productions in the season are yet to be announced, but it is rumoured one could be titled Magic Goes Wrong.

Groan Ups is at the Vaudeville Theatre from 20th September.

Groan Up tickets go on sale on Monday at 11am.

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