GROAN UPS: The new theatre production all about growing up
Groan Ups has taken theatre lovers by storm with shows all over the UK taking place into next year
Something a little different from the creators of The Play That Goes Wrong...
Direct from the West End, multi award-winning Mischief return on tour with their brand-new comedy all about growing up.
Do we choose who we become? Is the story of our lives already written? Do we ever really grow up?
Follow an unruly classroom of six year-olds on their journey through anarchic high school teenagers to the challenges of adulthood.
This is a lesson not to be skipped!
Running time: approx 2 hours 20 mins including one interval.
Speaking all things ‘Groan Ups’, some of the cast opened up about the importance of the play’s themes. Primarily a comedy, and a good one at that, the unique play is a hyperbole of the journey of life and growing up from school age chaos to working adult.
The play revolves around the relationships between five school-friends are explored at three stages of their lives: in Year Two in 1994, Year Nine in 2001, and at a school reunion in the present day.
The play opened on 20 September 2019 and ran until 1 December 2019 at the Vaudeville Theatre in London's West End, making it the third Mischief Theatre production running simultaneously alongside The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About a Bank Robbery. The cast performed a scene from the play on the 2019 Royal Variety Performance.
The play was to begin a UK tour in August 2020, however due to the Covid-19 pandemic it was postponed and opened at the Theatre Royal, Bath on the 12th August 2021.
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