The Original Company of Performers
Mischief Theatre Ltd.
Mischief Theatre Ltd. was founded in 2008 by a group of acting graduates of LAMDA and began as an improvised comedy group. Mischief performs across the UK and internationally with original scripted and improvised work and also has a programme of workshops. The company is owned and controlled by its original members and is led by a creative group and its directors Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer.
Mischief’s West End productions have included The Play That Goes Wrong (surprisingly still at the Duchess Theatre since 2014), Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Mischief Movie Night and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. Following a record breaking two year run on Broadway Mischief is represented Off Broadway by The Play That Goes Wrong (New World Stages, co-produced with Kevin McCollum and JJ Abrams). In September 2019 the company started a West End residency at the Vaudeville Theatre with Groan Ups followed by Magic Goes Wrong (also with Kevin McCollum and JJ Abrams), which opened in January 2020. Other Mischief productions, continue on tour and in licensed productions in the UK, USA and worldwide.
In 2017 Mischief Theatre Ltd. and Kenny Wax & Stage Presence, the producers of all the company’s West End productions, formed Mischief Worldwide Ltd. to manage the rights to all Mischief projects in all artforms. Mischief Worldwide Ltd., based in London, licenses copyrights, trademarks and other Mischief properties to producers, distributors, publishers and others around the world.
Mischief was first seen on television in the Royal Variety Performance of 2015 and subsequently in two BBC One Christmas specials, Peter Pan Goes Wrong (2016) and A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong (2017). In 2018 Mischief Worldwide Ltd. and the Anthology Group formed Mischief Screen Ltd., an independent TV production company headed by CEO Hilary Strong. Its first production (co-produced with Big Talk Productions) was a six-part BBC One commission called The Goes Wrong Show. Lionsgate International are the worldwide distributors (excluding China). A second series of The Goes Wrong Show was commissioned by BBC One in 2020.
All the companies develop, create and perform under the single name of Mischief.
Mischief is developing new works of comedy for theatre, TV, film and other media.
Directors: Jonathan Burke | Henry Lewis
Administrator: Sarah Whiteside for Kenny Wax Ltd.