Mischief Theatre, the company behind The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, have announced their return to the West End this Christmas, performing an improvised movie live on stage.
Mischief Movie Night will play for a strictly limited season at the Arts Theatre from 13 December 2017 to Sunday 7 January 2018, with many of the original company members and co-founders returning to their improvisational comedy roots.
Mischief Theatre will bring the audiences’ genre, location and title suggestions to life complete with rewinds, fast forwards, directors’ cuts and a live score, in a similar concept to their original Edinburgh Fringe show, Lights! Camera! Improvise!.
The announced “cast list” includes Josh Elliot as Not Sure, Dave 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 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. Mischief Theatre performs across the UK and internationally with improvised and original scripted work.
This Christmas, the popular comedy company will have three shows running in the West End. Their Olivier and Tony award-winning production of The Play That Goes Wrong is currently at the Duchess Theatre and running on Broadway; it will also complete a UK tour from January 2018. Their other production The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is currently at the Criterion Theatre.
Tickets can be booked via the Arts Theatre website.