MISCHIEF MOVIE NIGHT
A MISCHIEF PRODUCTION
SET DESIGN LIGHTING DESIGN
Nigel Hook David Howe
Originally produced by Kenny Wax Ltd, Stage Presence Ltd and Mischief Theatre
Previously for Mischief Theatre; The Magic Goes Wrong. Mischief Movie Night, A Comedy about a Bank Robbery.
Other West End Lighting Design credits include:, McQueen, Quatermaine’s Terms; Bette & Joan, Birdsong, My Trip Down the Pink Carpet, Sweet Charity, Mrs Warren’s Profession, Private Lives, A Christmas Carol, The Norman Conquests, The Last Five Years and Tick Tick Boom, Maria Friedman Re-Arranged, Rent, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Pageant, Forbidden Broadway.
Broadway credits; Private Lives, The Norman Conquests Trilogy and Primo.
International productions of Drama, Opera and Musicals in Europe, Asia and America.
Exciting to bring the world of Mischief Movie Night to the home screens.
Adam is the co-creator and director of the Olivier award-winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical.
Plays he has directed for Mischief Theatre include: Peter Pan Goes Wrong; and Magic Goes Wrong (both Olivier-nominated Best New Comedy).
He recently consulted on the new Borat film and is now writing for a new series on HBO.
He is a specialist in improvised performance - having also created The London 50 Hour Improvthons, The Society of Strange, Rhapsodes, and The School Of Night with Ken Campbell.
He is also a composer. His musical Burlesque won four OFFIES including Best New Musical, and he writes songs for Ant and Dec on ITVs Britain's Got Talent.
Richard is a freelance musical director, qualified teacher, vocal coach, composer and improviser. He has recently worked as one of the improvising musicians on the outdoor tour of Mischief Movie Night, and previously for the run at the Arts Theatre. He was also recently the MD on the All Male Pirates of Penzance at the Palace Theatre, and the All Male Iolanthe and The Mikado on national tours of the UK. Other MD credits include: Secret Garden at the Ambassadors Theatre, Finian’s Rainbow at Charing Cross Theatre, several runs of NewsRevue at the Canal Café Theatre, In The Heights for Urdang Academy at Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Princess Ida at the Finborough Theatre, Lucky Stiff, Road Show, Anyone Can Whistle and Our House at the Union Theatre, The Wandering Scholar at the King’s Head Theatre and the annual pantomime at Newbury Corn Exchange for five consecutive years.
Richard also co-composed music and songs for Peter Pan Goes Wrong. He initially joined Mischief Theatre in 2013 as an improviser for Lights! Camera! Improvise!, which played several sold out runs at the Edinburgh Festival and had a residency at the Duchess Theatre before becoming Mischief Movie Night. His other improvisation work includes the last six Annual 50-Hour London Improvathons (Finsbury Park Theatre, LOST Theatre and Wiltons Music Hall) with Extempore Theatre. Other recent composition work includes the in-development musical Tasting Notes, the short film The Art of Za Deal and the plays Indebted to Chance and The Recruiting Officer at the Old Red Lion.
Richard trained at LAMDA as a post-grad MD, and credits while in training included: City of Angels at the Hammersmith Lyric; The Last 5 Years at the Nursery Theatre; Much Ado About Nothing at the Riverside Studios, directed by Dame Janet Suzman. He is an audition pianist and vocal coach, and has worked at various drama schools including LAMDA, Rose Bruford, the Urdang Academy and Sharpe Academy. He is an MD/repetiteur for the company Opera Anywhere, and has worked at the Old Vic Tunnels, the Islington Pleasance, Buxton Opera House and Royal Festival Hall.
Mike Bodie is an actor, voice actor, and founding member of the Olivier Award-winning Mischief Theatre.
Theatre includes: Mischief Movie Night (Mischief) Night of The Living Dead (Pleasance), The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (Mischief) Lights! Camera! Improvise! (Mischief), The Nativity Goes Wrong (Reading Rep),The Play That Goes Wrong (Mischief), Let's See What Happens (Mischief), Late Night Impro Fight (Mischief) Closer (RushTheatre), Stoning Mary (NC Theatre)
Film: Angel Has Fallen (Millenium), Don't Hang Up (WTFilms), The Siege of Jadotville (Netflix), Criminal (Lionsgate); Spectral (Netflix)
Television: Angry Birds: On The Run (Blink) Chimerica (Channel 4), SS-GB (BBC), Peter Pan Goes Wrong (BBC), 24: Live Another Day (Fox)
Games: Mike has worked on over 50 game titles. Selected Titles: Control, Star Wars: Battlefront, The Division 2, Wolfenstein 2, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Green Hell (OVA Nomination: Best Male Performance)
Radio: Carried, Hitler VS Ford, The Kiss (The Wireless Theatre Company); The Watcher On The Wall (BBC Northern Ireland).
Bryony trained at LAMDA. She is a member of Mischief Theatre Company. Theatre credits include: Magic Goes Wrong and Groan Ups (Vaudeville Theatre) Clear White Light (Live Theatre), Mischief Movie Night (Vaudeville, Arts Theatre & UK Tour), My Romantic History (Live Theatre), The Play That Goes Wrong (Kenny Wax Productions/ West End & Broadway), Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Kenny Wax Productions/ West End), How I Learned to Drive (Southwark Playhouse).
Television credits include: Series regular Vanessa in The Goes Wrong Show (BBC),
Good Omens (BBC), Inspector George Gently (BBC), Holby City (BBC), Downton Abbey (ITV).
Radio: Christmas Goes Wrong (BBC).
Video games: Squadron 42, Dark Souls 3.
Awards: Performing Artist of the Year Award Winner – Journal Culture Awards 2019 for her role as Amy in My Romantic History at Live Theatre
Dave is an actor and founding member the Olivier Award-winning Mischief Theatre. Dave trained at LAMDA on the foundation course and then three years at Rose Bruford. His recent credits include: The Play That Goes Wrong (Broadway, West End & UK/International Tour - winner of Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards 2015 and What's On Stage Awards 2014), Peter Pan Goes Wrong (BBC1, West End/UK Tour/Pleasance London - nominated for Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards 2016), The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (West End - nominated Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards 2017). The Goes Wrong Show (BBC1), Christmas Carol Goes Wrong (BBC1), Magic Goes Wrong (Comic Relief BBC1) Royal Variety Performance (ITV) Mischief Movie Night (West End/UK Tour - nominated for Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards 2018).
Dave also practices parkour, rock climbing and gymnastics.
Harry trained at RADA and is a founding member of Mischief.
Theatre Credits include: Mischief Movie Night In (Vaudeville & Live stream). Edmond De Bergerac (Birmingham Rep), The Madness of George III (Nottingham Playhouse/NT Live), This House (NT/ UK Tour), Mischief Movie Night (West End/ Tour), The Play That Goes Wrong (West End), Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Tour, West End, Pleasance), Lights! Camera! Improvise! (Various), One Man Two Guvnors (West End).
Film includes: Solitary, Exhibition, Unrelated, Blue Monday, Great Expectations, Skyfall, Rufus Stone.
Television: The Emily Atack Show, Peter Pan goes wrong, Supreme Tweeter, the Interceptor, Omid Djalili’s Little Cracker, Switch, Cuckoo, Wallander, Endeavour.
Harry teaches Improvisation at LAMDA is about to take over as the Mind Mangler In ‘Magic Goes Wrong’.
Henry is an Olivier Award winning writer, actor and producer and is the artistic director of comedy company Mischief. Henry’s work has been produced in over 40 countries worldwide.
Recent credits include: Mischief Movie Night-In (format co-creator/actor/producer - live stream), Magic Goes Wrong (writer/actor – West End/Lowry, Nominated for Best New Entertainment or Comedy Play - Olivier Awards 2020 and co-created with magicians Penn & Teller), The Goes Wrong Show (writer/actor – BBC1), Groan Ups (writer/actor - West End), Mischief Movie Night (format co-creator/actor – West End & UK Tours - nominated for Best New Comedy - Olivier Awards 2018), The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (writer and actor West End/UK Tour – nominated for Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards 2017), The Play that Goes Wrong (writer/actor Broadway, UK/International Tours – Winner of Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards 2015 and What’s On Stage Awards 2014), Peter Pan Goes Wrong (writer/ actor – BBC1/West End/UK Tour/Pleasance London – Nominated for Best New Comedy - Oliver Awards 2016) A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong (writer/actor - BBC1).
Henry has also performed at The Royal Variety Performance 2015 & 2019 (ITV1), We are Most Amused and Amazed: Prince Charles’ 70th Birthday Celebration (ITV1) Keep it in the Family (ITV1), Children in Need 2020 (BBC1). Outside of Mischief Henry produced and acted in the critically acclaimed revival of Philip Ridley’s Mercury Fur in the West End and produced the UK premier of Tracy Lett’s Superior Donuts. Henry is also the creator and founder of The Mystery Agency.
Ellie trained at LAMDA and has been a member of Mischief theatre since 2014. Theatre credits include: The Play That Goes Wrong (Duchess Theatre), Rotterdam (Arts Theatre/UK tour), Mischief Movie Night, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (Criterion Theatre); Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Apollo Theatre); Lights! Camera! Improvise! (Duchess Theatre, Canal Cafe and Edinburgh Fringe for Mischief Theatre) and Spring Awakening (Outfox Productions).
Television includes: Peter Pan Goes Wrong (BBC), Christmas Carol Goes Wrong (BBC)
Niall trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Theatre Credits include: Mischief Movie Night (Vaudeville Theatre, UK Tour), The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (Criterion Theatre, West End), Treasure Island (Stephen Joseph Theatre), The 39 Steps (Stephen Joseph Theatre/ Theatre Clywd), Romeo and Juliet (The Rose Playhouse), The Play That Goes Wrong (Duchess Theatre, West End), FCUK'D (VAULT Festival and STET The English Theatre, Holland), Lights! Camera! Improvise! (West End, Soho Theatre, Arcola, Trafalgar Studios, UK Tour, Edinburgh Festival -Winner Spirit of the Fringe 2013), The Nativity Goes Wrong (Reading Rep), The Exclusion Zone (Southwark Playhouse)
Television Credits include: Peter Pan Goes Wrong (BBC), Murder, They Hope (Gold)
Radio Credits include: Christmas Radio Show That Goes Wrong (BBC Radio 2), Dombey and Son (Jane Morgan)
As a writer his plays include FCUK’D (Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh and Bunker Theatre - x3 Offie nominations), Bill (Tower Theatre, London), Jump (505 Films)
Jonathan is an Olivier award-winning writer, actor and is the Company Director of Mischief Theatre. His work for Mischief has been performed internationally in over 40 countries.
Theatre credits: The Play That Goes Wrong (Broadway, West End & UK/International Tour - winner of Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards 2015 and What's On Stage Awards 2014), Peter Pan Goes Wrong (BBC1, West End/UK Tour/Pleasance London - nominated for Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards 2016), The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (West End - nominated Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards 2017) Mischief Movie Night/Lights! Camera! Improvise! (The Arts Theatre ann UK Tour- nominated for Best New Comedy at The Olivier Awards 2018 and winner of Spirit of the Fringe Award 2013)).
Television Credits: The Goes Wrong Show (BBC1), Christmas Carol Goes Wrong (BBC1), Peter Pan Goes Wrong- TV adaptation (BBC1) We Are Most Amused & Amazed - Prince Charles 70th Birthday Celebration (ITV), Royal Variety Performance (ITV), Keep It in the Family (ITV- writer only),
Radio Credits: The Christmas Show That Goes Wrong (BBC R2).
Outside of Mischief Jonathan is a trustee for Mousetrap and the joint Chair of Ashton united FC.
Lauren trained at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. She is a cast member of the sell-out show 'Austentatious: An improvised Jane Austen Novel' and the Olivier Award winning 'Showstopper! The Improvised Musical'. She is one half of improv double act Breaking & Entering with Maria Peters, one third of three-woman improv troupe Anxiety Club with Charlotte Gittins & Briony Redman, and a regular guest with the renowned Comedy Store Players. Lauren is also a co-founder of The Playground, a ground-breaking night of improvisation that showcases new female talent and brings together some of the most experienced improvisers in the country.
Henry is an award-winning writer and actor. He trained at LAMDA and has been a member of Mischief Theatre since 2009.
Theatre includes: The Play That Goes Wrong (writer/actor, winner 2015 Olivier Award and WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Comedy); Peter Pan Goes Wrong (writer/actor, 2016 Olivier Award nominee for Best New Comedy); The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (writer/actor, 2017 Olivier Award nominee Best New Comedy); Mischief Movie Night (actor, 2018 Olivier Award nominee for Best New Comedy)l The Nativity Goes Wrong (writer), The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (writer/actor) and The Busy Body (actor, Southwark Playhouse).
Television includes: The Royal Variety Performance (ITV), Holby City (BBC), Keep It In The Family (ITV) Peter Pan Goes Wrong (BBC) We Are Most Amused & Amazed - Prince Charles 70th Birthday Celebration (ITV) and A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong (BBC).
Following Magic Goes Wrong Henry will be writing and performing in the rest of the Mischief Season, whilst developing a number of new projects.
As a multi-genre chamber musician, orchestral pianist and music director, Yshani has performed at venues including Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Barbican Theatre and various West End Theatres. She has performed at events including the Oxford Lieder Festival, Kammer Klang and Live at the London Palladium and with such varied artists as City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Mahogany Opera and Nina Conti. She is pianist of the Del Mar Piano Trio and Carismático Tango Band.
Yshani was music director for triple-Oliver winner Emilia at the Vaudeville Theatre, Olivier nominated Goat by Ben Duke for Rambert Dance Company, King John and The Whip for the Royal Shakespeare Company, As You Like It for National Theatre Public Acts, for circus troupe Circa at the Barbican and Assistant MD for the Royal Opera House west end transfer of Wind in the Willows, featuring CHROMA ensemble. Yshani was also an MD with Olivier award winning show Showstopper! The Improvised Musical.
Yshani’s commitment to contemporary music has seen her premiere works including by Charlotte Bray, Laurence Crane, and Joe Cutler. Her commissions for piano, Commodore 64 and bespoke 8-bit synthesisers have been performed at the National Theatre Riverstage, The Place Theatre and the All Your Bass National Videogames Arcade festival. As a composer herself, commissions include works for the London Sinfonietta, Thompson Street Opera Company, the Musicians’ Union for all its members, and music for a play about Fanny Mendelssohn.
Yshani was winner of the 10th Yamaha Birmingham Accompanist of the Year Award. She was a scholar at the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under John Barstow, Caroline Palmer and Andrew West. She is now a member of staff at GSMD on the academic faculty. Yshani recently made her broadcasting debut for BBC Radio 3, presenting Sounds Connected, moving from piece to piece by exploring unexpected connections.
The Play That Goes Wrong (original cast West End & Broadway), Peter Pan Goes Wrong (original cast West End & BBC1), The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (original cast West End & Associate Director West End), Christmas Carol Goes Wrong (BBC1), Groan Ups (original cast West End & Royal Variety Performance), Magic Goes Wrong (original West End Cast & Comic Relief BBC), Mischief Movie Night (original cast West End), Children In Need 2020 (BBC), 'Annie' in The Goes Wrong Show (BBC1).
Joshua trained at LAMDA, co-founded Mischief Theatre in 2008 and has been improvising with them ever since. He played Jonathan in the original West End transfer of The Play That Goes Wrong (Trafalgar Studios). He is also a multi-instrumentalist and was part of the three-piece The Joker and the Thief, as featured in The Evening Standard, NME, Clash, BBC Radio London, and at venues including Ronnie Scott’s, KOKO and Glastonbury Festival. In his spare time he is a doctor, so should anyone in the audience require medical assistance, he's your man.