Mischief Theatre, the Olivier Award-winning company behind The Play That Goes Wrong, today announces the full cast for their brand-new comedy Groan Ups, running from 20 September until 1 December 2019 (press night is 10 October) at London’s Vaudeville Theatre. The piece is written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields and directed by Kirsty Patrick Ward.
From the parents of The Play That Goes Wrong comes a brand-new comedy all about growing up. 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, the original Mischief company is back in the West End with their first new play since 2016.
The cast includes: Bryony Corrigan (Chemise/Miss Murray), Dave Hearn (Paul), Henry Lewis (Spencer), Charlie Russell (Katie), Jonathan Sayer (Simon), Henry Shields (Archie) and Nancy Zamit (Moon). The cast is completed by George Haynes, Krystal Dockery and Holly Sumpton.
Groan Ups will launch 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, will preview 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.