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Mischief Theatre announces new show Groan Ups and West End residency

The creators of The Play That Goes Wrong will have a major West End residency

Groan Ups
© Mischief Theatre

Mischief Theatre, the creators of the Olivier Award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong, has announced a major West End residency and a new show.

The new comedy, Groan Ups, sees the original Mischief Theatre company reunite for a piece all about growing up. With actors playing both unruly kids at an school and adults, the show runs from 20 September to 1 December at the Vaudeville Theatre.

Groan Ups is written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, with direction by Kirsty Patrick Ward. The cast will be composed of Lewis, Sayer, Shields, Dave Hearn, Charlie Russell, Nancy Zamit and Bryony Corrigan.

The show marks Mischief's first new piece since 2016 and will go on public sale on Monday 28 January.

The two further productions in Mischief's residency at the Vaudeville Theatre are to be announced. Lewis and Sayer said: "We couldn't be more delighted to have been invited by Nica Burns and Nimax Theatres to take over the Vaudeville Theatre for an entire year. They took a leap of faith with us back in 2014 by putting The Play That Goes Wrong on in the West End so we just hope we can do them proud! Mischief Theatre is incredibly grateful for this amazing opportunity and now we can make sure the laughs continue for audiences."

Two of Mischief's other shows, The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, are both currently running in the West End, with The Comedy About A Bank Robbery touring the UK.