Kenny Wax Theatre Producer and President of the Society of London Theatre

The great American author Mark Twain once said ‘Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand’. As the Producer of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, it feels like a particularly apt quote, because at the end of our anarchic production, no one and nothing is vertical.

The Play That Goes Wrong was the first in a series of comic masterpieces by Mischief Theatre Company who have become a permanent feature in the West End over the past few years. THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is now booking into its fourth year at the Duchess Theatre. Fuelled by its continuing success in NY (currently the longest running play on Broadway) and fourteen other productions worldwide, the London production is sold out most nights, so do book in advance as a perfect treat for all the family from kids to grandparents.

Over at the Criterion Theatre Mischief have another hilarious play. It’s a comedy about a bank robbery. It’s called THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY now booking into it’s third year. It’s a fast and fabulous comic caper set in Minneapolis in the 1958 about an escaped convict who plans to steal a priceless diamond from the City Bank.

Back from Broadway, the original Mischief Company of actors are performing their ‘improv’ show MISCHIEF MOVIE NIGHT at the famous Arts Theatre just off Leicester Square. ‘Starring Them, Directed by You’, the actors take suggestions from the audience to create an original movie on stage every night. The running time is approximately one hour and the show would work particularly well over the holiday season for anyone wanting to combine a dinner and show on the same night.

For parents with young kids, Julia Donaldson’s classic storybook THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD is playing daytimes at the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue over the Christmas period. For anyone looking to see something totally new, the first ever stage production of THE TWILIGHT ZONE touches down at the Almeida Theatre previewing from December 5th. And for fans of new musicals who can’t get a ticket to HAMILTON at the beautifully restored Victoria Palace, try SIX which will be presented for four Monday nights starting December 18th at the Arts Theatre. From Tudor Queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII turn five hundred years of historical heartbreak into one hour of 21st Century Sass.

From great plays to spectacular musicals, comedies to family theatre, together with its great institutions, the Royal Opera House, the National Theatre and the English National Opera there is something for everyone. Of course there is. THIS IS LONDON.

Kenny Wax, Theatre Producer and President of the Society of London Theatre

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Kenny Wax
Theatre Producer and President of the Society of London Theatre