“Are we the same person 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 are back in the West End with their first new play since 2016″.
From the Olivier Award-winning creators of ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ comes a brand-new comedy, ‘Groan Ups’, a show all about growing up, following its characters from their early years into adulthood.
The production will see the original Mischief Theatre company back in the West End with their first new play since 2016.
Produced by Kenny Wax and Stage Presence, and directed by Kirsty Patrick Ward, ‘Groan Ups’ is written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, and features a cast to include Lewis, Sayer, Shields, Dave Hearn, Charlie Russell, Nancy Zamit and Bryony Corrigan.
The company have also announced a year-long residency in the West End, during which time, a further two productions will be staged, with details to be announced.
Writers 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.”
Producer Kenny Wax praised the company, stating that “the meteoric rise of this extraordinarily talented group of writers and actors seems to know no bounds. As producers we are delighted to have guided their journey and become their friends”.
‘Groan Ups’ will run at the Vaudeville Theatre from 20th September to 1st December.
‘Term starts 20 September at the Vaudeville Theatre. This is a lesson not to be skipped!’