As we’re still unable to go to theatres at the moment, the Mischief crew have decided to bring the theatre into our homes - hooray! Their improvised show Mischief Movie Night has gone online, starting yesterday and streaming every day until New Year’s Eve. I was lucky enough to see this show in person a few year’s ago and although I’ve never been entirely comfortable with improv, you know you’re in safe hands with this crew.
They take suggestions from the audience for a genre and title, this time resorting to Zoom and Twitter for the required input, and then create a show from the results. Last night’s was a jukebox musical in space with cheese, funky glasses, and a pet sloth… as you do.
The team clearly have worked very hard to bring this show to life - they’ve set up in their underground comedy bunker (already I’m on board, I love a bunker), have excellent musicians waiting in the wings and have worked the camera and lighting to be able to adapt with the show as it unfolds. It wasn’t completely perfect but part of the charm is the moments that go slightly awry.
I think it was mentioned that 4,000 people were tuned in at one point yesterday, and I know I’m not the only person (if Twitter is anything to go by) that has snapped up tickets to further streams this week. But I heartily recommend jumping on board if you haven’t already. It’s a great way to sign off a rubbish year with a bit of joy. And mischief, of course.