STARRING HENRY LEWIS & JONATHAN SAYER
UK TOUR 7 JANUARY – 22 APRIL 2023
Olivier award-winning comedy favourites, Mischief, today announce the very first UK tour of Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, the writing (and performing) trio best known for The Play That Goes Wrong and BBC TV’s The Goes Wrong Show. In response to sold out performances at the Edinburgh Fringe, Mind Mangler has now been developed into a two-act show for a major UK tour. Starring Henry Lewis as the ‘Mind Mangler’ and Jonathan Sayer as his ‘Stooge’, the show will open at Wyvern Theatre, Swindon on 7 January 2023, visiting Cardiff, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Cheltenham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Brighton, Nottingham, Newcastle, Wimbledon, Salford and Southampton, to name a few. The tour will culminate with a week at Theatre Royal Bath, from 18 to 22 April 2023. Tickets are on sale today (at most venues).
Mind Mangler is based on a character originally created in Magic Goes Wrong
by Penn Jillette, Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields & Teller. Directed by Hannah Sharkey.
Join the ‘Mind Mangler’ as he returns to the stage following a disappointing two-night run at the Luton Holiday Inn conference centre, suite 2b. His new solo spectacular is predicted to spiral into chaos as he attempts to read your mind…
The ‘Mind Mangler’ persuaded the following producers to back this production – Kenny Wax, Stage Presence and Kevin McCollum. (They regret it).
Mischief’s other stage successes include The Play That Goes Wrong (West End, Broadway and on tour across the UK and internationally with productions staged on every continent – with the exception of Antarctica), Magic Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, A Comedy About A Bank Robbery and Mischief Movie Night. Their ‘Royal Television Society’ award-winning BBC One series The Goes Wrong Show aired in December 2019 with a Christmas special, with further episodes in early 2020, and a hit Nativity special last Christmas. The second series aired in September 2021 on BBC One and iPlayer.
UK TOUR 2023
Sat 7 – Sun 8 Jan SWINDON Wyvern Theatre
7.30pm Theatre Square, Swindon SN1 1QN swindontheatres.co.uk
Tue 10 – Wed 11 Jan CARDIFF New Theatre
7.30pm Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3LN ON SALE SOON newtheatrecardiff.co.uk
Fri 13 Jan HIGH WYCOMBE Swan Theatre
7.30pm ON SALE SOON wycomeswan.co.uk
Sat 14 Jan MILTON KEYNES Theatre
7.30pm 500 Marlborough Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 3NZ atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes
Wed 18 Jan BIRMINGHAM The Alexandra
7.30pm Suffolk Street, Queensway, Birmingham B5 4DS atgtickets.com/birmingham
Thu 19 – Sat 21 Jan CHELTENHAM Everyman Theatre
7.30pm Regent Street, Cheltenham GL50 1HQ everymantheatre.org.uk
Tue 24 Jan GLASGOW Theatre Royal
7.30pm 282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA atgtickets.com/glasgow
Fri 27 Jan EDINBURGH Festival Theatre
7.30pm 13-29 Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH8 9FT capitaltheatres.com
Mon 30 Jan – Wed 1 Feb EXETER Northcott Theatre
7.30pm Stocker Rd, Exeter EX4 4QB exeternorthcott.co.uk
Fri 3 Feb LIVERPOOL Empire Theatre
7.30pm Lime Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 1JE atgtickets.com/Liverpool
Tue 7 – Thu 9 Feb LEICESTER Curve Studio
7.45pm Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1SB curveonline.co.uk
Sat 11 Feb BRIGHTON Theatre Royal
7.30pm New Road, Brighton BN1 1SD atgtickets.com/brighton
Sun 12 Feb NOTTINGHAM Theatre Royal
7.30pm Theatre Square, Nottingham NG1 5ND trch.co.uk
Thu 16 – Sat 18 Feb NEWCASTLE Theatre Royal
Thu & Fri 7.30pm,100 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BR
Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm theatreroyal.co.uk
Mon 27 Feb WOKING New Victoria Theatre
7.30pm The Ambassadors, The Peacocks Centre, Woking GU21 6GQ atgtickets.com/woking
Tue 28 Feb WIMBLEDON New Wimbledon Theatre
7.30pm 93 The Broadway, London SW19 1QG atgtickets.com/wimbledon
Thu 2 Mar SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion
7.45pm Station Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS0 7RA cliffspavilion.co.uk
Mon 6 Mar BROMLEY Churchill Theatre
7.30pm High Street, Bromley BR1 1HA churchilltheatre.co.uk
Tue 14 & Wed 15 Mar SALISBURY Playhouse
7.30pm Malthouse Lane, Salisbury SP2 7RA wiltshirecreative.co.uk
Fri 24 – Sat 25 Mar SALFORD The Lowry
7.30pm The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays M50 3AZ ON SALE SOON thelowry.com
Tue 28 & Wed 29 Mar SOUTHAMPTON MAST
7.45pm 142, 144 Above Bar St, Southampton SO14 7DU ON SALE SOON mayflowerstudios.org.uk
Thu 30 & Fri 31 Mar GUILDFORD Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
7.30pm Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX yvonne-arnaud.co.uk
Tue 18 – Sat 22 Apr BATH Theatre Royal
Tue – Fri 8pm, Sat 4pm & 8pm, Sun 2.30pm Sawclose Bath, BA1 1ET
ON SALE SOON theatreroyal.org.uk
Further tour dates to be announced.
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 shows can currently be watched all over the globe with their award-winning smash hit The Play That Goes Wrong playing in London and New York. Peter Pan Goes Wrong recently made its North American premiere in Canada at the Citadel Theatre, with The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (which played in London for four years) and Groan Ups being performed across Europe. In 2022 Magic Goes Wrong closed in London after a limited engagement and finished touring the UK. Returning to their comedy roots Mischief took 3 shows to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2022, Mischief Movie Night and 2 new shows Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle and Charlie Russell Aims to Please. Charlie Russell Aims to Please will play a one-off London date at The Other Palace on Monday 5th December 2022.
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. Their Royal Television Society award-winning BBC One series The Goes Wrong Show aired in December 2019 with a Christmas special, further episodes in early 2020, and a hit Nativity special last Christmas. The second series aired in September 2021 on BBC One and iPlayer where the gang tackled a Downton-esque family saga and a US-style prison break drama, with predictably disastrous results.
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.
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