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Groan Ups Tickets

From the team who brought us The Play That Goes Wrong comes the brand new show Groan Ups, set to tickle audiences at Vaudeville Theatre from September. Join a rowdy bunch of anarchic teens as they navigate the classroom, in Mischief Theatre’s first new play since 2016. Groan Ups is the first in a three-production Mischief residency and runs from 20 September 2019.

How much can we learn from the school kid version of ourselves? Are we still the same 13 year old deep inside once we’ve turned 30? What ever happened to our long-admired school crush? These questions and more are explored in the joyously ridiculous Groan Ups. Be assured that the theatre company's famous inventive comedy and slapstick antics are all correct and present here.

Groan Ups is the first of three new productions which Mischief Theatre will present during their recently announced residency at Vaudeville Theatre. The Mischief Theatre season lasts until August 2020.

Mischief Theatre was formed in 2008 by a fun-loving ensemble of students and graduates. They have since found huge success with their long-runners The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery as well as shows like Peter Pan Goes Wrong and Mischief Movie Night. All sporting the same farcical, hilarious signature style for which they have become famous, their shows have played in every continent and have racked up numerous awards. The company is led by Artistic Director Henry Lewis and Company Director Jonathan Sayer.

Casting for Groan Ups includes Bryony Corrigan, Dave Hearn, Henry Lewis, Charlie Russell, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields and Nancy Zamit.

Come and have your funny bone activated in that special way that only Mischief Theatre can achieve. Groan Ups runs from 20 September at the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre.

Performance dates: 30 Nov 2019 - 01 Dec 2019

Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes (including interval)

Age recommendation: Recommended 13+

Special notice: If you loved The Play That Goes Wrong or any of Mischief’s other shows, you’ll be glad to know that their signature comedy is very much alive and well in Groan Ups.

Adults and children from the age of 13 will adore this rebellious and gloriously silly show.

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Latest Audience Reviews

This is a surprisingly clever premise staged really well - the set is so clever how it changes throughout... More

rikkiONshow Top 10 reviewer28 Sep 2019

This is a surprisingly clever premise staged really well - the set is so clever how it changes throughout the show. The actors are all excellent and deliver the classic Mischief Theatre comedy effortlessly. Still not as strong The Play that Goes Wrong, but there's still plenty to laugh at and enjoy.

rikkiONshow Top 10 reviewer28 Sep 2019

So, this is by the Mischief Theatre Company, which has some great comedic theatre under its belt. None... More

u2fancat Top 200 reviewer27 Sep 2019

So, this is by the Mischief Theatre Company, which has some great comedic theatre under its belt. None of us really knew what to expect - so here's a brief overview. It starts as if you're in school assembly - then the curtain opens to reveal a schoolroom, everything oversized, indicating that our five heroes are teeny people. We get an opening scene there, then one with smaller furniture, and now they're teens, with teenage angst and romance on their minds. After the interval, they're back and all grown up, and reconvene in the classroom for a reunion. In short, this improves as it goes on. The assembly bit at the very start didn't work much for me at all - but it's short. The scene with them as juniors is better (watch out for the hilarious description of what they did at the weekend, with one describing what daddy did with the cleaner), but it's when they're teens that you can get into more complicated themes, and it gets more interesting. Sure enough, it's in the second act that they get up to their full potential, with an eye-wateringly funny, madcap reunion scene. Reminds you why this company is so good! Love the attention to detail, in particular - keep an eye out on stage, there's a lot of added extras. The characters' personalities are carried well through the whole span of the show - and jeez, I think we all agreed that the star of the show isn't even human! Runs till 1st December, recommended. And no hamsters were harmed in the making of this production. I think.

u2fancat Top 200 reviewer27 Sep 2019

This show had me in stitches from start to finish! Great mix of slapstick and observational humour with... More

victoriac17 07 Oct 2019

This show had me in stitches from start to finish! Great mix of slapstick and observational humour with perfect comedy timing. I’ve seen the bank robbery and play that goes wrong and have thoroughly enjoyed them all.

victoriac17 07 Oct 2019

Insane, it was so funny. The cast were amazing. I loved the fact that it was quite original and still... More

sarahward Top 50 reviewer21 Oct 2019

Insane, it was so funny. The cast were amazing. I loved the fact that it was quite original and still had a lot of funny moments.

sarahward Top 50 reviewer21 Oct 2019

Insane, it was so funny. The cast were amazing. I loved the fact that it was quite original and still... More

sarahward Top 50 reviewer21 Oct 2019

Insane, it was so funny. The cast were amazing. I loved the fact that it was quite original and still had a lot of funny moments.

sarahward Top 50 reviewer21 Oct 2019

This was a great show. Not the best one from this company but it got better and funnier as it went on.... More

Charmainf Top 50 reviewer15 Dec 2019

This was a great show. Not the best one from this company but it got better and funnier as it went on. The slapstick comedy around the hamster was hilarious and there was such a warmth in the room for this company. I will see everything they produce. I highly recommend any show from Mischief Theatre.

Charmainf Top 50 reviewer15 Dec 2019
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