I never would have thought that I needed to see Henry Lewis play Nemo, but boy did I!

Mischief Movie Night was due to run in the West End in 2020, but the run was cut short and so during lockdown, over 100,000 people from 45 countries tuned in to watch Mischief Movie Night In. The show is a collaborative effort from the peeps at Austentatious, Mischief Comedy and Showstoppers. With a cast including, Rhyanna Alexander-Davis, Josh Elliott, Susan Harrison, Dave Hearn, Harry Kershaw, Henry Lewis, Charlie Russell, Lauren Shearing and Henry Shield.

Mischief Comedy’s Jonathan Sayer hosted the evening. Sayer involves the audience by gaining their suggestions and adds to the hilarity by interrupting the performance to comment or to use the ‘rewind’, ‘pause’ and ‘play’ functions. When the show is paused everyone freezes and there were a few moments which Sayer ‘rewound’, and we watched again – which provided excellent entertainment.

Every Mischief Movie Night is different as the audience suggests the genre, location and title. On this evening the show was set in an aquarium, and the title was… ‘Stealing Nemo’.

I was blown away by how well the cast worked together, great improv is not an easy thing to pull off, and this is fantastic. One person would come up with a lyric, and soon the entire cast would be singing along to the hook of the song. I was astounded by how quick they all caught on and pulled off musical numbers with ease. A special mention also to musician Ed Zanders, who creates great music on the spot. You can tell the entire cast are having a huge amount of fun onstage and their aim is to make each other and the audience laugh, something they prove incredibly successful at.

One of the most hilarious hours I’ve had in a while, I could watch this every night of the week. Who knows what you’ll experience, but you NEED to experience it. This is Mischief at its finest.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

{🎟 AD – PR invite – Tickets were gifted in exchange for an honest review}

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