Not long left to see comedy geniuses Mischief Theatre doing their improv thing in Mischief Movie Night! The show must finish its limited season at the West End’s Arts Theatre on 27 January 2018. Watch three of said geniuses answer your questions about improv and the Mischief phenomenon – and then get booking!
- Do the mischief-makers prefer improv or scripted comedy?
- How do they prepare for improv?
- How would they describe the show in three words?
- How do they deal with pre-show nerves?
- Who’s the most mischievous member of the company? (unanimous answer here!)
- What’s been their most memorable Mischief moment to date?
- Who would be their dream audience members?
Mischief’s Charlie Russell, Bryony Corrigan and Dave Hearn answer questions sent in by their fans. And – spoiler alert – we’re determined to help get some of their dream audience members along! Who knows Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Olivia Colman, Patrick Stewart or any of this lot? Ring them up, get them along, send us stage door photos!
The hour-long Mischief Movie Night returns the company to their comedy improvisation roots. Each night, they take the audience’s suggestions for genre, location and title and bring a brand-new blockbuster film to life, complete with rewinds, fast forwards, directors’ cuts and a live score. It’s a different film, live onstage every night.
The cast of Mischief Movie Night, 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’re 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 and Showstoppers!’ Adam Meggido as improvisation consultant. It’s 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 Comedy About the Bank Robbery (at the Criterion Theatre).