Top Hat
  • SIX
  • The Play That Goes Wrong
  • Top Hat
  • The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
  • From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII sing their way out of the history books and into the spotlight. With songs including Ex Wives, Haus of Holbein and Don’t Lose Ur Head, this pop concert remixes five hundred years of historical heartbreak into one hour of 21st century sass.

    If you thought this show was all about one man – you thought wrong!

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  • The Play That Goes Wrong has firmly established itself as the West End's favourite long running comedy and is now booking into its forth disastrous year. In February 2017 the show crossed the pond, and took Broadway by storm. After six spectacular months with the original Mischiefers, TPTGW Broadway is now playing with an American cast. This Olivier and Tony Award Winning production (Best New Comedy) (Best Set) was the first play ever to be invited to perform on The Royal Variety Show and the youtube clip of that short performance had around half a million hits with the first month of the royal showcase.

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  • Kenny Wax produced the first ever stage adaptation of the 1935 RKO film TOP HAT, which starred Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Following its successful West End run at the Aldwych Theatre, TOP HAT successfully completed a 52 week UK Tour. Irvin Berlin's wonderful score including 'Putting On The Ritz, Let's Face The Music and Dance, Cheek to Cheek and Top Hat, White Tie and Tails. For more information and to see show footage go to

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  • Mischief Theatre’s smash-and-grab hit The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is a fast, fabulous comedy caper and the funniest show in the West End! Summer 1958. Minneapolis City Bank has been entrusted with a priceless diamond. An escaped convict is dead set on pocketing the gem with the help of his screwball sidekick, trickster girlfriend… and the maintenance man. With mistaken identities, love triangles and hidden agendas, even the most reputable can’t be trusted. In a town where everyone’s a crook, who will end up bagging the jewel?

    ★★★★★ ‘This is the funniest show in the West End’ The Telegraph ★★★★★ ‘A fast and fabulous comedy caper.. a joyful night out’ The Times

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  • Mischief Movie Night
  • La Strada
  • Peter Pan Goes Wrong
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Mischief Theatre, the award-winning company behind The Play That Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery return to their comedy roots with Mischief Movie Night, the improvised movie live on stage! You suggest a genre, location and title and Mischief Theatre’s improvisers bring the show to life, complete with rewinds, fast forwards, directors cuts and a thrilling live score. Starring them, directed by you, Mischief Movie Night is a guaranteed comedy blockbuster!
  • One of the true masterpieces of modern cinema, Federico Fellini’s 1957 Oscar-winning film, LA STRADA (The Road), has been brought to life on stage by Olivier Award nominee Sally Cookson with music composed by Benji Bower. A soul-searching story filled with beauty, sadness, humour and acute observation, LA STRADA tells the tragic and tender tale of wide-eyed Gelsomina who is sold by her impoverished mother to the brutish strongman Zampano, a travelling sideshow performer. Their journey through the Italian countryside leads them to a ragtag touring circus where they meet Il Matto the free-spirited tightrope walker, who tries to rekindle Gelsomina’s broken spirit.

    ‘Sally Cookson directs a fine ensemble in a witty and inventive high-wire production’ The Guardian *****

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  • "JOYFUL DISASTERS FROM COMEDY MASTERS" Libby Purves, BBC Radio 4

    Peter Pan Goes Wrong is adapted from the original stage play Peter Pan by JM Barrie. The much-loved members of The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society once again battle against technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes with hilarious and disastrous results. Following two successful West End Christmas seasons at the Lyric theatre, the show was picked up by BBC 1 and aired on New Year's eve 2016.

    ★★★★ The Evening Standard, The Daily Mail, the Financial Times, Time Out and the Sunday Express

    ★★★★★ The Stage (Mark Shenton)

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  • Sherlock Holmes lives in retirement on the South Coast. He keeps bees, occasionally casts his fly fishing rod, even plays his Stradivarius when the rheumatism allows.

    Chilling, gripping and filled with unforeseen twists and revelations, this new thriller has been commissioned by Theatre Royal Bath from award-winning dramatist Simon Reade. This world premiere production reunites the dream team of Robert Powell and Liza Goddard following huge acclaim for their performances in Single Spies and Relatively Speaking.

  • Hetty Feather
  • The Gruffalo
  • The Gruffalo’s Child
  • Room on the Broom
  • From best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson, the tale of plucky Hetty Feather is brought thrillingly to life on stage with live music, aerial and circus skills. Hetty Feather is a masterpiece in theatrical storytelling. This production is a winner of the page to stage Cameo Award and has been nominated for an Olivier Award in the category Best Family and Entertainment, having played two sold out West End seasons in 2014 and 2015, where it received an incredible seven 5-star reviews from major British publications. Sally Cookson’s outstanding production has toured internationally to the Asolo Repertory Theatre the US. Photography by Helen Maybanks. Official Website
  • A MOUSE TOOK A STROLL THROUGH THE DEEP DARK WOOD... Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ hit musical stage adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there? Official Website
  • THE GRUFFALO SAID THAT NO GRUFFALO SHOULD EVER SET FOOT IN THE DEEP DARK WOOD. . . Join the Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the much-loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warnings about the Big Bad Mouse and tiptoes out into the deep dark wood. She follows snowy tracks and encounters mysterious creatures – but the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist... does he? Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the smash-hit West End show that’s toured Britain and the world! Official Website  
  • IGGETY ZIGGETY ZAGGETY ZOOM!
    Join the Witch and her cat on their mission to defeat the dragon in Tall Stories’ Olivier Award nominated adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.The witch and her cat are flying happily on their broomstick when they pick up a friendly dog, a beautiful green bird and a frantic frog. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – “CRACK” - it snaps in two... just as the hungry dragon appears!Songs, laughs and scary fun in this magical, musical show for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups. Officel Website
  • What the Ladybird Heard
  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
  • Nina Conti: In Your Face
  • Mr Popper’s Penguins
  • Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun! Join the Woolly Sheep, the hairy hog, the fat red hen and the dainty dog in this hit musical adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ colourful farmyard adventure. With original songs, live music, puppetry and plenty of audience participation, this is the perfect treat for families with children aged 3 and up. Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But they recon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all; the ladybird has a plan of her own! Official Website
  • The smash-hit stage adaptation of Michael Rosen’s award-winning picture book returns to the West End this Summer!  Join our intrepid family of adventurers and their musical dog for an unmissable adventure through gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the oozy, squelchy mud in search of a bear. Brought vividly and noisily to life by Sally Cookson’s imaginative direction and Benji Bower’s versatile lively score, this production is the perfect treat for families and groups with children aged 3 and up. Official Website
  • 'Charming, sharp, warm, glamorous' **** The Times. Direct from her smash hit total sell out UK tour, Nina is playing 18 shows in London at the Criterion Theatre from 25th February - 12th March. She's won a British Comedy Award, stormed Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard's Good News, Sunday Night at the Palladium and made a BAFTA nominated film - all without moving her lips. Official Website
  • Based on the book by Richard and Florence Atwater Painter and decorator by day, Mr Popper spends his dreaming of Antarctic adventures. He is astounded when one day a packing crate arrives on his doorstep, out of which waddles a penguin! With original songs and performing penguin puppets, this ‘funny, warm and unbelievably touching’ (Huffington Post) production is 55 minute of action-packed fun for ages 4 – 104. Official Website
  • 80 Days Around The World
  • The mysterious and fabulously wealthy Phileas Fogg wagers his life’s fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days. Theresa Heskins’ celebrated production sees a cast of eight play over 125 characters in this imaginative, high-spirited escapade featuring six trains, five boats, four fights, three dances, two circus acts and an elephant! This critically acclaimed production is winner of the 2018 page to stage Cameo Award. Official Website  

Welcome to Kenny Wax Limited

Since its foundation in 1995 by Kenny Wax, the company has firmly established itself as a leading Producer and General Manager in the West End and regionally. Kenny is President of the Society of London Theatre, and is regularly featured in The Stage newspaper’s 100 most influential industry members.

 

When Kenny and co-producer Mark Bentley asked Mischief Theatre to redraft their one hour play into a full length entertainment, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG became one of the surprise hits of 2014. The show was toured to popular acclaim before transferring to the Duchess Theatre, where it has played for two outstanding years, winning the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2015. In addition to its continuing success in the West End, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, has taken New York audiences by storm since opening on Broadway in the Spring of this year with the original cast; winning the broadway.com Audience Choice Award, the Theatre Fans’ Choice Award and the Tony award for Best Set. The play has recently completed a successful tour in Australia, bringing it’s unique comedy down under to critical acclaim. Due to popular demand, from January 2018 THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG will once again tour the UK.

 

Mischief Theatre’s second show, PETER PAN GOES WRONG opened at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in November 2014. It premiered in the West End at the Apollo Theatre for hugely successful 2015 Christmas run, followed by a disastrous return in autumn 2016. A Christmas Special, television adaptation starring David Suchet aired on New Year’s Eve for BBC1. THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY, Mischief’s third production with the company opened to five star reviews at the Criterion Theatre in April 2016, and looks set to make the theatre its home for a long time to come. The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is booking a regional tour of the UK from Autumn 2018.

 

In 2011, the company produced the world premiere of a new musical adaptation of the 1935 classic film TOP HAT, which won the 2012 Evening Standard award for ‘Best Night Out’. From its seven nominations in 2013, TOP HAT picked up three Olivier Awards, including the coveted award for ‘Best New Musical’. The production toured the UK and internationally,  packing out venues across the globe.

 

Kenny Wax Family Entertainment Ltd. has also had a hugely successful few years. Its collaborations with Tall Stories, such as THE GRUFFALO, THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD and the Olivier Award nominated ROOM ON THE BROOM have continued to delight families up and down the country, on tour and in the West End. Sally Cookson’s critically acclaimed stage adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson’s  HETTY FEATHER was nominated for an Olivier award, and played for two seasons in the West End, as well as touring the UK.  The production crossed the Atlantic in June 2016, playing to Florida’s Asolo Repertory Theatre.

 

On top of the touring success of THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA, WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT  and WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD  our production of MR POPPER’S PENGUINS premiered last year and traveled to the New Victory Theatre, New York in October 2016. The company is producing a brand new family musical which is in development.

 

The company is a proud supporter of the charity KidsOut. Over the past few years, KidsOut have organised trips for hundreds of disadvantaged children to see our shows, including WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARDTHE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEAHETTY FEATHER and PETER PAN GOES WRONG. Gala performances of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG and THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY have raised thousands of pounds for the charity.