As part of an ongoing series, I’ve chaired post-show talks with various Mischief Theatre casts this year, all of whom waxed lyrical about the brilliance of the company founders. Last week, I had a chance to pose questions to those original mischief-makers themselves at their brand-new comedy Groan Ups.
Groan Ups has hamster substitutions, unexpected subtler laughs and a moment of real pathos before it swizzles into something more poignant.
If these first-look photos of Mischief Theatre’s Groan Ups don’t put you in touch with your ‘inner child’, we don’t know what will. Just two days to go until the brand-new comedy officially opens. Time to get booking!
It’s cruel to ask one of the original Mischief Theatre company to choose their favourite comedy to date? But we couldn’t resist. We caught up with the fabulous Charlie Russell about Groan Ups and much more. Time to get booking!
Less than a week until Mischief Theatre’s brand-new comedy Groan Ups officially opens and we’re loving all the audience buzz on social media. Also on Twitter, we’ve been carefully studying the cast’s back-to-school lessons.
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!
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.
Mischief Movie Night is enormous fun and the cast clearly loves what they do. The sense of kinship is refreshing and invigorating as we giggle alongside the actors on stage at the absurdity of what we are asking of them.
If I want to have a good laugh, I would not go back to The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, for it really wasn’t my cup of tea, at all.
The long title does the job of explaining what this show is about so I don’t have to. However, what I will say is that it also includes hilarious cross identities, infidelity, an incredible set (David Farley), some exquisite harmonised conjoining scene changes and lots of side-splitting humour!