Henry Shields is an Olivier Award-winning writer and has been a member of Mischief since 2009. His theatre credits include The Play That Goes Wrong (2015 Olivier winner of Best New Comedy and WhatsOnStage Awards 2014), Peter Pan Goes Wrong (2016 Olivier nominee for Best New Comedy), The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (2017 Olivier nominee for Best New Comedy), Groan Ups, Magic Goes Wrong (2020 Olivier nominee for Best New Entertainment/Comedy Play) and Mischief Movie Night (2018 Olivier nominee for Best New Comedy). For television, his work includes Peter Pan Goes Wrong, A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong, The Goes Wrong Show, Holby City, Keep It in the Family, Children in Need 2020 and The Royal Variety Performance.
Henry Lewis directs. Lewis is an Olivier Award-winning writer, actor and Artistic Director of Mischief, whose work has been produced in over 40 countries worldwide. His credits include: Mischief Movie Night In, Magic Goes Wrong (2020 Olivier nominee for Best New Entertainment/Comedy Play), The Goes Wrong Show, Groan Ups, Mischief Movie Night (2018 Olivier nominee for Best New Comedy), The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (2017 Olivier nominee for Best New Comedy), The Play That Goes Wrong (2015 Olivier winner of Best New Comedy and WhatsOnStage Awards 2014), Peter Pan Goes Wrong (2016 Olivier nominee for Best New Comedy) and A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong.
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
She has been nominated for both Broadway World awards (Set Design and Costume Design) and a WhatsOnStage award (Set Design) for American Idiot; an Offie for Oranges and Elephants and holds an Edinburgh Fringe First; The John Elvery Theatre Design award and a Vision Design (Costume) award from the BBC.
She was also Associate Designer with English Touring Theatre for three years in the early noughties; and Associate Artist at the Mercury 2008- 2012, having designed over 35 shows here - including Sweeney Todd; Betty Blue Eyes; Journey’s End; Saturday Night & Sunday Morning and the epic site-specific Depot.
Recent work includes: Now Is Good - Tim Firth’s new musical at Chester Storyhouse; The Rise And Fall of Little Voice (UK tour, Aria and GHF); Footloose (International tour, Selladoor) and 71 Coltman Street - Richard Bean’s new play for
Hull Truck’s 50th Anniversary.
Young America season at the National Theatre: Tennesse William’s Spring Storm in rep with Eugene O’Neill’s Beyond the Horizon.
More details can be found at www.saraperkstheatredesign.co.uk
UK national tours include: The Dance of Death; Magic Goes Wrong; A Comedy About a Bank Robbery; Mischief Movie Night; Finding My Voice; Million Dollar Quartet; Dead Sheep; Bette and Joan; Chin Chin; 42nd Street; The Man from Stratford; Oklahoma!; Little Shop of Horrors; Singin’ in the Rain; Seven Brides for Seven Brothers; Our House; Fiddler on the Roof; South Pacific; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast; Me and My Girl and Carousel.
of Maisie Duggan (Abbey Theatre); Toast, How Not To Drown and Enough (Traverse Theatre) and When I Am Queen (Almeida).
Composer / Vocal Coach (Music)
Richard is a freelance composer, musical director, improviser and vocal coach. He frequently works with Mischief as an improvising musician on Mischief Movie Night, including the live-streamed and recent tours, and for the West End run at the Arts Theatre.
He initially joined Mischief Theatre in 2013 for their show Lights! Camera! Improvise!, which played several sold out runs at the Edinburgh Festival before a monthly residency at the Duchess Theatre, then becoming Mischief Movie Night. his close working relationship led to composing music and songs for Peter Pan Goes Wrong at the pollo Theatre in London and later for the BBC version, national tour and international productions. His other recent improvisation work includes the last six Annual 50-Hour London Improvathons (Finsbury Park Theatre, LOST Theatre and Wiltons Music Hall) with Extempore Theatre.
As a musical director Richard has worked in a number of London theatres, including the Palace, the Vaudeville, the Ambassadors and Charing Cross Theatre, and has played on several national tours of the UK. Other credits as MD include Princess Ida at the Finborough Theatre; Lucky Stiff, Road Show, Anyone Can Whistle and Our House at the Union Theatre and The Wandering Scholar at the King’s Head Theatre. This year he was appointed as the Associate Musical Director for NewsRevue at the Canal Cafe Theatre, after nearly a decade of working with them intermittently.
During lockdown Richard co-created The NewsRevue Podcast, and composed jingles and incidental music for a variety of other online projects. His other recent composition work includes the new musical Tasting Notes, which recently played for five weeks at Southwark Playhouse, and music for the plays Indebted to Chance and The Recruiting Officer at the Old Red Lion.
Vocal Coach (Text)
JENKINS McSHANE CASTING
For Mischief Theatre: Magic Goes Wrong (West End and tour); Groan Ups (West End and tour); The Play That Goes Wrong (West End and tour); Peter Pan Goes Wrong (West End and tour) and The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (West End and tour). Other recent theatre includes: The Kite Runner (West End and tour); Dead Air for Stockroom (Riverside Studios); Guardians of the Galaxy, Bridgerton and Stranger Things (Secret Cinema); Beauty and the Beast, Snow Queen and Wind in the Willows (Rose Theatre); We Are The Best and Clear White Light (Live Theatre); The Beauty Queen of Leenane, A Number, Dock Brief and Clybourne Park (Rapture Theatre); Close Quarters (Out of Joint/Sheffield); The Last Ship (Northern Stage & tour); The Red Lion and Bomber’s Moon (Trafalgar); War Horse (West End and tour); Posh (Nottingham and Salisbury); Jekyll & Hyde (Rose Theatre and tour); Cathy (Cardboard Citizens); Home Truths and La Ronde (Bunker Theatre); A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian and Mighty Atoms (Hull Truck); The Quiet House (Park Theatre); The Divided Laing (Arcola); Wet House (Soho Theatre) and Serpent’s Tooth (Almeida).
*6 month placement through the Birkbeck, University of London Director’s Scheme