Magic Goes Wrong
Vaudeville Theatre, London
Writers: Penn Jillette, Teller, Henry Shields, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Lewis
Director: Adam Meggido
Cast: Bryony Corrigan, Roxy Faridany, Dave Hearn, Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shiels and Nancy Zamit
Mischief Theatre hits on the magic formula of its ‘Goes Wrong’ show once again, this time with the assistance and expertise of legendary magicians Penn & Teller, for its new creation; Magic Goes Wrong. Continue reading
Vaudeville Theatre, London
Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields
Director: Kirsty Patrick Ward
Cast: Dave Hearn, Bryony Corrigan, Nancy Zamit, Henry Lewis, Charlie Russell, Henry Shields, Jonathan Sayer
Groan Ups is a comedy stage show that follows five students from year two (aged six) and emerging teenagers (13 years old) to an adult school reunion some years later when they’re hitting their thirties. Continue reading
Mischief Movie Night ★★★★★
Arts Theatre, London
Director: The Audience!
Cast: Bryony Corrigan, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields, Henry Lewis, Charlie Russell, Dave Hearn, Ellie Morris, Josh Elliot, Harry Kershaw
Mischief Theatre have done it again! They have been extremely successful in the last few years, seeing The Play That Goes Wrong take the West End by storm and spawning both a UK tour and a trip to Broadway; as well as having another original stage show in The Comedy About A Bank Robbery being met with similar adulation, and having two Christmas/ New Year performances filmed for the BBC, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, and A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong. Following on from these successes, is this improvised comedy called Mischief Movie Night, a comedy where the audience suggest a genre, location and title and the magnificent actors improvise and bring the show to life, complete with rewinds, fast forwards, directors cuts and a thrilling live score. Continue reading
The Comedy About a Bank Robbery
Criterion Theatre, London
Mischief Theatre Company
5 / 5
Starring: Gareth Tempest, Miles Yekinni, Jeremy Lloyd, Tania Mathurin, Sean Kearns, Mark Hammersley, Steffan Lloyd-Evans, Hannah Boyce and Christopher Pizzey.
Direction: Mark Bell and Nancy Zamit.
Writing: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields.
Plot Summary: A priceless diamond has been entrusted to the city bank, but in a town where everyone’s a crook and even seagulls can’t be trusted, what could possibly go wrong? Delivering swag loads of laughter, Ocean’s Eleven meets the Marx Brothers in this dynamite new comedy. (Mischief Theatre) Continue reading
I am back from my internship at a publishing house in London. Here is an update of what I got up to while I was down there…
I stayed in North West London for the first week I was working in London, and then South East London for the second week- this was arranged through a scheme that assigns publishing interns with a place to live while interning at a publisher. The one drawback of this arrangement was that both of places where I stayed, they did not have a TV! And to top things off, I didn’t take my laptop with me so as to make space in my case and make it lighter to travel with. Therefore, I have been without any form of technology (except my phone) for the last 2 weeks! Oh…I also forgot to take my headphones with me!! (Major error there!)
Anyway, here is what I got up to…
Catherine McGrath Gig | Hoxton
On my first night in London I managed to get to see an up-and-coming artist that I really like. Catherine played a mixture of original and cover songs. Her music has featured regularly in my musical posts so be sure to take the hint and listen to her music! McGrath’s singing was impeccable, my personal favourites were “Say You Love Me“, “Cinderella” and “She’ll Never Love You“. As I am returning to London next month for another publishing internship, I am planning on attending another of Catherine’s gigs in London as she is as good live as she is on her album.
The Play That Goes Wrong
Duchess Theatre, London
5 / 5
“Two hours of unadulterated mischief, mishaps and madness”
Starring: Hayden Wood, Adam Byron, Drew Dillon, Daniel Millar, April Hughes, Joanne Ferguson, Fred Gray and Oliver Llewellyn-Jenkins.
Plot Summary: The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does! The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!