The countdown is on for the latest West End offering from Mischief Theatre – and you know as well as anyone what you’ll get this time. Because with Mischief Movie Night, which starts performances at the Arts Theatre from 13 December 2017, you the audience are the director. Have a sneak-peek with our video and tweets from the company’s recent industry showcase event…
Returning to their comedy improvisation roots, for the hour-long Mischief Movie Night, the company will bring the audiences’ genre, location and title suggestions to life complete with rewinds, fast forwards, directors’ cuts and a live score to create a different film live onstage every night.
The cast, including several founding Mischief members, features Josh Elliot as Not Sure, David Hearn as Uncertain, Harry Kershaw as No Idea, Henry Lewis as Don’t Know Yet, Ellie Morris as Couldn’t Tell You, Charlie Russell as TBC, Jonathan Sayer as Who Knows and Henry Shields as Guess Who. They will be joined onstage by musicians Chris Ash and Richard Baker.
Mischief Movie Night is created by Mischief Theatre, with set designs by Tony award-winning Nigel Hook and lighting by David Howe. Showstoppers!’ Adam Meggido is the improvisation consultant.
— Mischief Theatre (@mischiefcomedy) November 14, 2017
Mischief Movie Night is one of three West End offerings from Mischief Theatre. It joins long-running original hit The Play That Goes Wrong (at the Duchess Theatre) and the recently extended-again The Comedy About the Bank Robbery (at the Criterion Theatre).
Meanwhile, on the small screen this Christmas, after ratings success last year with the screen adaptation of its previous West End festive hit Peter Pan Goes Wrong, BBC One will broadcast the company’s first-ever screen originated production, A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong. It will also feature Mischief Movie Night performers David Hearn, Charlie Russell, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields.
The company recently gave industry guests a sneak-peek at their movie improvisation might with a launch event at the Arts Theatre.
And here’s how the launch event went down on Twitter. The guests give it the thumbs up!