Top Hat
  • Top Hat
  • The Play That Goes Wrong
  • Hetty Feather
  • The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
  • 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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  • The Play That Goes Wrong has firmly established itself as the West End's favourite long running comedy, now booking into its third sold out year. The Olivier Award Winning production (Best New Comedy) was the first play ever to be invited to perform on The Royal Variety Show and the you tube clip of that short performance had around half a million hits with the first month of the royal showcase.

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  • From best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson, with live music and circus skills, the tale of plucky Hetty Feather is a masterpiece in theatrical storytelling! Nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award in the category of Best Family Entertainment, Hetty is currently touring the UK having played two sold out West End seasons in 2014 and 2015 where it received an incredible seven 5* reviews from the major British press. In the Summer of 2016 Sally Cooksons outstanding production has been invited to perform at the Asolo Playhouse in Sarasota and plans for a NY run are expected to be confirmed later in the year. Photography by Helen Maybanks.

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  • ***** 'THIS IS THE FUNNIEST SHOW IN TOWN' - Daily Telegraph ***** 'A NIGHT OF SPECTACULAR MADNESS'  - WhatsOnStage Mischief Theatre, the madcap team behind award-winning productions The Play That Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, present their latest West End smash hit The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. A priceless diamond has been entrusted to the city bank, but in a town where everyone’s a crook and even seagulls can’t be trusted, what could possibly go wrong? Delivering swag loads of laughter, Ocean’s Eleven meets the Marx Brothers in this dynamite new comedy, now renewed for a second year of performances. Official Website
  • The Gruffalo
  • What the Ladybird Heard
  • Three Little Pigs
  • Peter Pan Goes Wrong
  • By Tall Stories based on the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler.

    ‘A mouse took a stroll through a deep dark wood’. Mouse can scare hungry animals away with tall stories of the terrifying Gruffalo, but what happens when she comes face to face with the very creature she imagined. Tall Stories brilliantly original adaptation has been enjoyed by audiences all over the country who have come to love the original picture book. Follow link for live footage and forthcoming tour dates.

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  • Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun! Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer's fine prize cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all. The Ladybird has a plan of her own!

    Join the woolly sheep, the hairy hog, the fat red hen and the dainty dog in this brand new stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks‚ colourful farmyard adventure. With live music, puppetry, plenty of audience participation and lots of laughs!

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  • THE THREE LITTLE PIGS a very curly musical tale is a "great big little West End show" for audiences of three years and up from Stiles and Drewe the award-winning writers of the international smash hits MARY POPPINS and HONK! He can huff and puff until the cows comes home, but will the Big Bad Wolf get the better of the three little superstar piglets in this brand new retelling of the classic story? Full of catchy songs, jokes and japes for little ones and parents alike, this endearing musical will leave you squealing with glee and howling with laughter. For ages 3+. May not be suitable for vegetarians. Illustration copyright: Charles Riffenburgh

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  • In Peter Pan Goes Wrong, the much-loved members of The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society once again battle against technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes on their way to Neverland with hilarious and disastrous results. After a 28 week UK tour and a tremendously successful West End Christmas season in 2015, Peter Pan Goes Wrong returns to the Apollo Theatre in 2016 for a second Christmas run. Adapted from the original stage play Peter Pan by JM Barrie the show has been given 4*s from The Evening Standard, The Daily Mail, the Financial Times, Time Out and the Sunday Express. It received a coveted 5* review from Mark Shenton in the Stage. "JOYFUL DISASTERS FROM COMEDY MASTERS" Libby Purves, BBC Radio 4 Official Website
  • Room on the Broom
  • The Tiger Who Came to Tea
  • The Gruffalo’s Child
  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
  • iggety ziggety zaggety zoom!
    The Witch and her cat are travelling on their broomstick when they pick up some hitch-hikers - a friendly dog, a beautiful green bird and a crazy 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 for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the Olivier-nominated show that’s toured Britain and the world. Official Website
  • The enduringly charming picture book celebrates it’s 40th anniversary with a play packed with oodles of magic, sing a long songs and clumsy chaos. Adapted and Directed by doyen of children's theatre David Wood, it’s the first time that this much loved tale of a tiger creating teatime mayhem has been brought to life on stage.

    "This adaptation of Judith Kerr’s delightful tale is in the safe and experienced hands of writer/director David Wood who has the knack of surprising them with his imaginative touches." - The Stage

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  • By Tall Stories based on the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler. 'The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should, ever set foot in the deep dark wood.' This popular sequel enjoyed a year long tour and a successful season over Christmas in London’s Arts Theatre. Follow link for live footage and forthcoming touring dates.

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  • Children's Laureate, Michael Rosen's ever popular award winning book ‘We’re Going on a Bearhunt' is brought noisily and vividly to life on stage by Director Sally Cookson's loving adaptation and Benji Bower's versatile score. Bear Hunt has toured in Australia, Asia and America.

    'Full of catchy repetition, delightful onomatopoeic adventures and actually muddy, watery and snowy frolics.' The Stage

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  • Relatively Speaking
  • Nina Conti: In Your Face
  • Mr Popper’s Penguins
  • Dear Lupin
  • This classic Ayckbourn comedy stars Robert Powell and Liza Goddard and tours the UK in the Autumn of 2016 in a co-production with Theatre Royal Bath. The play is directed by Ayckbourn stalwart Robin Herford and takes place during a Summer weekend in the sixties. Gregory loves Ginny, and Ginny loves Gregory. But unfortunately Ginny also loves Philip, or at least she used to, and Philip loves her - does Philip love his wife too? Relatively Speaking delightfully shows "how prolonged misunderstanding can become a source of painful truth" (The Guardian) and will play at New Victory Theater, New York, October 2016.

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  • '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
  • 'Thoroughly hummable score and snappy lyrics, ingenious life-size puppets and plenty of visual surprises...Its cuteness is hard to resist' New York Times
    'Funny, warm and unbelievably touching'  Huffington Post
    Painter and decorator by day, Mr Popper spends all his time dreaming of Antarctic expeditions. He is astounded when one day a packing crate arrives on his doorstep, out of which waddles a real life penguin. Soon another penguin arrives and not long after there are ten more baby penguins skating about the house. Mayhem, music and fun ensue. Director Emma Earle, designer Zoe Squires and master puppet maker Nick Barnes, together with composer Luke Bateman and Lyricist Richy Hughes have created a delightful 60 minute adaptation of Richard & Florence Atwaters novel, (also known for the 2011 movie starring Jim Carrey). After a sterling run in New York's New Victory Theatre, Mr Popper's Penguins transferred to the Criterion Theatre in the West End for a very successful Christmas season. Official Website
  • Father and son James Fox and Jack Fox starred in this brand new stage adaptation of the best-selling Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year ‘Dear Lupin, Letters to a Wayward Son’ in which renowned journalist and author Roger Mortimer’s brilliantly hilarious, often touching and always generous letters to his unruly son Charlie were vividly brought to life. The Production toured for six weeks before transferring to the Apollo Theatre in the West End for a limited eight week season.

    Adapted by celebrated writer and journalist, Michael Simkins (Fatty Batter, Simkins’s World).

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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 on the board 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 will take New York by storm when a Broadway transfer with the original cast opens in spring 2017. Next year the play will once again tour the UK, as well as bringing its unique comedy down under in an Australian tour.

 

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, and is set for a disastrous return this autumn. A television adaptation starring David Suchet has been filmed for a forthcoming BBC1 Christmas Special. 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.

 

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, the company is also producing a brand new family musical. MR POPPER’S PENGUINS premiered last year and will travel to the New Victory Theatre in New York this autumn, before opening on the West End for a Christmas run.

 

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.