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Mischief Theatre Bring A New Show To The Region

Following their phenomenal rise to global success with The Play That Goes Wrong, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, the multi award-winning Mischief Theatre return with their brand-new comedy all about growing up in Groan Ups.

Do we choose who we become? Is the story of our lives already written? Do we ever really grow up? Follow an unruly classroom of six-year-olds on their journey through anarchic high school teenagers to the challenges of adulthood.

The cast presents: Daniel Abbott (Archie), Jamie Birkett (Chemise, Miss Murray), Matt Cavendish (Simon), Killian Macardle (Paul, Mr White), Yolanda Ovide (Moon), Dharmesh Patel (Spencer), Lauren Samuels (Katie), with understudies Paul Brown and Holly Sumpton.

Groan Ups premiered in the West End at the Vaudeville Theatre in September 2019 and featured on the Royal Variety Performance in the presence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, directed by Kirsty Patrick Ward and produced by Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence Ltd.

Mischief was founded in 2008 by a group of friends and students from The London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA). Since their 2012 stage play The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief skyrocketed in popularity, performing in the West End and on tour across the UK, Europe and Asia. Other productions include The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, Peter Pan Goes Wrong and Mischief Movie Night.

In addition to their stage work, Mischief’s hugely successful six-part TV Series, The Goes Wrong Show, aired in the UK on BBC ONE and on Amazon Prime Video in the US, Canada and Australia. The show received a 2020 TV Choice Award nomination for Best Comedy and has recently been nominated in the Comedy category at the 2021 National Television Awards. Series two premiered in the UK on BBC One on 27 September 2021.

Groan Ups will be at the Cambridge Arts Theatre, from Monday 18 October – Saturday 23 October. 

Show Schedule: Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm, and Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm. Note: Age guidance 12+ and there will be an Audio Described Performance on Saturday 23 October, 2.30pm.

For more information or to book call the Box Office on 01223 503 333 or visit

The show is also visiting Norwich Theatre Royal in November, visit for more information. 


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