Were you one of the four million who tuned in to watch Mischief Theatre’s A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong over the holidays? You can see these comedy geniuses performing a different show every night with their latest West End offering. Catch up on some of the crazy titles being improvised for Mischief Movie Night, now in its final weeks at the Arts Theatre – and then get booking!
Returning to their comedy improvisation roots, for the hour-long Mischief Movie Night, the company 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.
Cast member Charlie Russell has been keeping track of some of the unmissable films created – which include hilarious titles such as “Ship Happens”, “Spaghetti Hoops”, “A Lidl Bit of Love”, “50 Shelves of Grey”, “Doyouthinkhesaurus?” and “Arti-chokes” (about evil vegetables). Scroll down for more titles and favourite moments from each – plus watch Mates co-founder Terri Paddock reporting from the night she attended the premiere of “A Mancunian in Paris”.
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. (Hearn, Russell, Sayer and Shields also appeared onscreen in A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong). 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 recently extended-again The Comedy About the Bank Robbery (at the Criterion Theatre).
On opening night
— Terri Paddock (@TerriPaddock) December 20, 2017