The original mischief-makers have been getting into character – versions of their younger selves – for the photoshoot ahead of the world premiere of their latest West End comedy Groan Ups, which launches their year-long residency at the Vaudeville Theatre. Check out our photo gallery and behind the scenes video. Time to get booking!
Groan Ups runs at the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre from 20 September until 1 December 2019, with a press night on 10 October and a post-show Q&A chaired by Mates co-founder Terri Paddock on 17 October.
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 teenagers, through to the aches and pains of adulthood, Groan Ups is all about growing up.
— MyTheatreMates (@MyTheatreMates) September 2, 2019
Groan Ups is written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields and directed by Kirsty Patrick Ward. The cast features Bryony Corrigan (Chemise/Miss Murray), Dave Hearn (Paul), Henry Lewis (Spencer), Charlie Russell (Katie), Jonathan Sayer (Simon), Henry Shields (Archie) and Nancy Zamit (Moon). They are joined by George Haynes, Krystal Dockery and Holly Sumpton.
Groan Ups launches Mischief Theatre’s residency at the Vaudeville Theatre and the company’s programme of new work. The second production, Magic Goes Wrong, created with magic legends Penn & Teller, follows from 14 December 2019.
Mischief Theatre was founded in 2008 by a group of graduates of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and began as an improvised comedy group. The company’s current London productions are The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, performing at the Duchess Theatre and Criterion Theatre respectively. The company is led by artistic director Henry Lewis and company director Jonathan Sayer.