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Mischief Makers

Mischief Makers

By Mischief
Hosted by Dave Hearn, Mischief Makers delves into the world of Mischief, to find out what makes it so mischievous!

Recorded in a single take with no edits, anything can (and does) happen!
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Episode 31: Josh Elliott
The Doctor will see you now! Josh Elliott is here - sharing his experiences onstage and off, as both a Mischief Maker and medical professional. Mischief Makers delves into the world of Mischief, to find out what makes it so mischievous! Recorded in a single take with no edits, anything can (and does) happen! Find out more about Mischief at https://mischiefcomedy.com/ Follow Josh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrJoshuaElliott
01:04:25
April 8, 2021
Episode 30: Adam Meggido
From teaching Dave Hearn, Henry Lewis and more at LAMDA, to directing Peter Pan Goes Wrong on stage - Adam Meggido and Mischief go way back! The writer, director, performer and co-creator of Showstopper shares insights into improvising, teaching and even more. Mischief Makers delves into the world of Mischief, to find out what makes it so mischievous! Recorded in a single take with no edits, anything can (and does) happen! Find out more about Mischief at https://mischiefcomedy.com/ Follow Adam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/adammeggido
01:04:28
April 1, 2021
Episode 29: David Howe
We're shining the spotlight on David Howe: Lighting Designer and Mischief Maker. Join Dave Hearn as the two chat Mischief Movie Night In, Magic Goes Wrong and more in this enlightening episode! Mischief Makers delves into the world of Mischief, to find out what makes it so mischievous! Recorded in a single take with no edits, anything can (and does) happen! Find out more about Mischief at https://mischiefcomedy.com/ Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhld
01:00:31
March 25, 2021
Episode 28: Lauren Shearing
Following our Mischief Movie Night In special, meet its latest cast member: Lauren Shearing! Learn all about the Mischief Maker herself, as she talks Improvathon, Showstoppers and (of course) Mischief with Dave Hearn.  Mischief Makers delves into the world of Mischief, to find out what makes it so mischievous! Recorded in a single take with no edits, anything can (and does) happen! Find out more about Mischief at https://mischiefcomedy.com/ Follow Lauren on Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurenshearing
01:02:49
March 18, 2021
Episode 27: Mischief Movie Night In Special
Dave Hearn, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Lewis have emerged from the Comedy Bunker - to bring you a special episode all about Mischief Movie Night In! Find out what it's like bringing the show from onstage to online audiences, as well as our favourite moments and more. Mischief Makers delves into the world of Mischief, to find out what makes it so mischievous! Recorded in a single take with no edits, anything can (and does) happen! Find out more about Mischief at https://mischiefcomedy.com/ 
01:02:53
March 11, 2021
Episode 26: Peter Pan Goes Wrong Special
Discover more about our world of make-believe, as we talk all things Peter Pan Goes Wrong! Tom Babbage, Katy Daghorn and Oliver Senton chat to Dave Hearn about our 2019 - 2020 recent tour of the show - as well as how they got involved in acting (and Mischief making!) Mischief Makers delves into the world of Mischief, to find out what makes it so mischievous! Recorded in a single take with no edits, anything can (and does) happen! Find out more about Mischief at https://mischiefcomedy.com/
01:02:00
November 12, 2020
Episode 25: Ben Hart
Ben Hart is our Magic Consultant (best title ever) and this week's Mischief Maker - talking all things Magic Goes Wrong and Britain's Got Talent with Dave Hearn! Mischief Makers delves into the world of Mischief, to find out what makes it so mischievous! Recorded in a single take with no edits, anything can (and does) happen! Find out more about Mischief at https://mischiefcomedy.com/
57:06
November 5, 2020
Episode 24: Yshani Perinpanayagam
Fresh off our Mischief Movie Night tour - Yshani Perinpanayagam pops by for a chat with Charlie Russell! Discover more about this musical Mischief Maker - and her work in the Mischief world as well as on the Olivier award-winning Emilia. Mischief Makers delves into the world of Mischief, to find out what makes it so mischievous! Recorded in a single take with no edits, anything can (and does) happen! Find out more about Mischief at https://mischiefcomedy.com/
50:10
October 29, 2020
Episode 23: Dave Hearn
Oh how the turns have tabled... wait... It's our host's turn to be put in the hot seat, as Dave Hearn chats all things Mischief, creativity and confidence with Jonathan Sayer. Mischief Makers delves into the world of Mischief, to find out what makes it so mischievous! Recorded in a single take with no edits, anything can (and does) happen! Find out more about Mischief at https://mischiefcomedy.com/
01:01:56
October 22, 2020
Episode 22: Sydney K Smith
This week's podcast is going right (well... wrong!) And Sydney K Smith has plenty of experience with that, having made Mischief with us in Magic Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong and The Play That Goes Wrong! Mischief Makers delves into the world of Mischief, to find out what makes it so mischievous! Recorded in a single take with no edits, anything can (and does) happen! Find out more about Mischief at https://mischiefcomedy.com/
51:59
October 8, 2020
Episode 21: Laura Kirman
We're back - this time with Laura Kirman, talking Mischief and clowning, Peter Pan Goes Wrong and The Play That Goes Wrong!  Mischief Makers delves into the world of Mischief, to find out what makes it so mischievous! Recorded in a single take with no edits, anything can (and does) happen! Find out more about Mischief at https://mischiefcomedy.com/
55:36
October 1, 2020
Episode 20: Mischief Movie Night Special
We were finally back on stage and back on the road last month, making Mischief in theatres once again! Mischief Movie Night sees a new movie improvised on stage each night - so at one of our stops on the tour, Dave Hearn spoke to Harry Kershaw, Joshua Elliott and Richard Baker all about improv and their tips.  Mischief Makers delves into the world of Mischief, to find out what makes it so mischievous! Recorded in a single take with no edits, anything can (and does) happen! Find out more about Mischief at https://mischiefcomedy.com/
31:58
September 24, 2020
Episode 19: Laurence Pears
What happens when Goes Wrong goes... well, wrong?! Find out with actor and Mischief Maker Laurence Pears, sharing stories from The Play That Goes Wrong, Magic Goes Wrong and more! Mischief Makers delves into the world of Mischief, to find out what makes it so mischievous! Recorded in a single take with no edits, anything can (and does) happen! Warning: This podcast contains occasional strong language. Download a transcript of the episode here: https://mischiefmakersep19.carrd.co/ Find out more about Mischief at https://mischiefcomedy.com/
56:11
August 6, 2020
Episode 18: Ellie Morris
We've sprinkled a little fairy dust and managed to make Tootles herself appear: Ellie Morris! Our Mischief Maker this week takes us through her time in no less than three Mischief shows, as well as hypnotising us with stories about well... hypnotherapy!  Mischief Makers delves into the world of Mischief, to find out what makes it so mischievous! Recorded in a single take with no edits, anything can (and does) happen! Warning: This podcast contains occasional strong language. Download a transcript of the episode here: https://mischiefmakersep18.carrd.co/ Find out more about Mischief at https://mischiefcomedy.com/
52:50
July 30, 2020
Episode 17: Richard Baker
This week, we're talking all things musical and mischievous with composer Richard Baker! Find out about improvised songs from Mischief Movie Night and more, as he chats with Dave Hearn. Mischief Makers delves into the world of Mischief, to find out what makes it so mischievous! Recorded in a single take with no edits, anything can (and does) happen! Warning: This podcast contains occasional strong language. Download a transcript of the episode here: https://mischiefmakersep17.carrd.co/ Find out more about Mischief at https://mischiefcomedy.com/
54:45
July 23, 2020
Episode 16: Greg Tannahill
It's Greg, Greg (Tannahill) - talking to Dave Hearn about rapping, flying in Peter Pan Goes Wrong and his dance background (which makes us sad we never got to see his dance moves as Nostle!)  Mischief Makers delves into the world of Mischief, to find out what makes it so mischievous! Recorded in a single take with no edits, anything can (and does) happen! Find out more about Mischief at https://mischiefcomedy.com/
55:34
July 16, 2020
Episode 15: Lydia Fraser
This week's Mischief Maker is The Comedy About a Bank Robbery alum Lydia Fraser. Sharing her thoughts on Black Lives Matter and experiences with racism, Lydia talks to Charlie Russell about intention vs. impact and more. Mischief Makers delves into the world of Mischief, to find out what makes it so mischievous! Recorded in a single take with no edits, anything can (and does) happen! Warning: This podcast contains occasional strong language. Download a transcript of the episode here: https://mischiefmakersep15.carrd.co/ Show your support for Black Lives Matter: https://linktr.ee/BwayGoesWrong Find out more about Mischief at https://mischiefcomedy.com/ Photographer credit: Kayi Ushe
01:02:31
July 9, 2020
Episode 14: Matt Cavendish
From Lights! Camera! Improvise! to Showstopper! - Matt Cavendish is no stranger to improvising... although by his own admission, he did sort of fall into it! Chatting to Charlie Russell, Matt shares his journey inside and outside of Mischief - as well as his tips for aspiring improvisers. Mischief Makers delves into the world of Mischief, to find out what makes it so mischievous! Recorded in a single take with no edits, anything can (and does) happen! Warning: This podcast contains discussions about the "S Word"... Santa! It may not be suitable for mini Mischief Makers! Download a transcript of the episode here: https://mischiefmakersep14.carrd.co/ Find out more about Mischief at https://mischiefcomedy.com/
41:36
July 2, 2020
Episode 13: Chris Leask
Chris Leask has played Trevor and practically everyone else in Mischief (quite literally in The Comedy About a Bank Robbery!) Dave Hearn chats to Chris about acting, audience interaction and those 48 hours where he went on as emergency cover in two different shows!  Mischief Makers delves into the world of Mischief, to find out what makes it so mischievous! Recorded in a single take with no edits, anything can (and does) happen! Warning: This podcast contains occasional strong language. Download a transcript of the episode here: https://mischiefmakersep13.carrd.co/ Find out more about Mischief at https://mischiefcomedy.com/
56:26
June 25, 2020
Episode 12: Rob Falconer
Time for more Mischief as Dave Hearn interviews actor, musician, composer and (rally driver) Rob Falconer!  Conspiracy theories, tales from the road and stories from Broadway all lie in store... Mischief Makers delves into the world of Mischief, to find out what makes it so mischievous! Recorded in a single take with no edits, anything can (and does) happen! Warning: This podcast contains strong language. Download a transcript of the episode here: https://mischiefmakersep12.carrd.co/ Find out more about Mischief at https://mischiefcomedy.com/
57:43
June 18, 2020
Episode 11: Paul Brown
Original Groan Ups cast member Paul Brown talks to Dave Hearn about being an understudy, and shares his input on the Black Lives Matter movement and why we can't shy away from discussions on racism.  Mischief Makers delves into the world of Mischief, to find out what makes it so mischievous! Recorded in a single take with no edits, anything can (and does) happen! Download a transcript of the episode here: https://mischiefmakersep11.carrd.co/ Show your support for Black Lives Matter: https://linktr.ee/BwayGoesWrong Learn more with Paul Brown's suggested reading: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CEf8NR8NbaD6K7v2z9LHTnOiB5KlweUZ/view Find out more about Mischief at https://mischiefcomedy.com/
01:04:50
June 11, 2020
Episode 10: Niall Ransome
On today's episode - Bryony Corrigan chats to fellow Mischief Maker Niall Ransome, who both joined Mischief at the same time! Reminiscing about Lights! Camera! Improvise! and more, the two explore Niall's work outside of Mischief and the importance of regional theatre. Mischief Makers delves into the world of Mischief, to find out what makes it so mischievous! Recorded in a single take with no edits, anything can (and does) happen! Download a transcript of the episode here: https://mischiefmakersep10.carrd.co/ Find out more about Mischief at https://mischiefcomedy.com/
48:57
June 4, 2020
Episode 9: Mike Bodie
In this episode, Dave chats to one of Mischief's founding members, Mike Bodie. You might already recognise Mike's voice, as his dulcet tones do the Mischief Maker intro every week!  Mike chats about his ADHD and what he's learning about it,  shares the story of how his mum saved his life multiple times after he was involved in a car accident, and why he walked up to Arthur's seat in Edinburgh with Dave Hearn on his back in a three-piece suit. Mischief Makers delves into the world of Mischief, to find out what makes it so mischievous! Recorded in a single take with no edits, anything can (and does) happen! Download a transcript of the episode here: https://mischiefmakersep9.carrd.co/  Find out more about Mischief at https://mischiefcomedy.com/ Find out more about Mike Bodie on his website: https://mikebodie.net/
48:17
May 28, 2020
Episode 8: Roberto Surace
Mischief maker Bryony Corrigan is on hosting duties this week, as she chats to Mischief's resident costume designer, Roberto Surace. They chat about their favourite costumes, Roberto shares behind the scenes info about designing for Mischief, and reveals his secret acting past that not even Bryony knew about! Roberto is Mischief's resident costume designer, and has worked on all their stage shows as well as The Goes Wrong Show. He's also worked on other West End shows including Top Hat (Aldwych), Les Miserables (Queens) and Oliver! (Theatre Royal Drury Lane). Warning: This podcast has one use of strong language. Mischief Makers delves into the world of Mischief, to find out what makes it so mischievous! Recorded in a single take with no edits, anything can (and does) happen! Download a transcript of the episode here: https://mischiefmakersep8.carrd.co/ Find out more about Mischief at https://mischiefcomedy.com
52:25
May 21, 2020
Episode 7: Charlie Russell
Jonathan Sayer is in the interviewer's chair this week, as he chats to Mischief maker and long-time friend, Charlie Russell. The pair chat about the early days of their friendship, corpsing on stage, and why she loves the ending of Groan Ups. Charlie has appeared in four Mischief productions in the West End (The Play That Goes Wrong, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, Groan Ups and Peter Pan Goes Wrong), and in The Play That Goes Wrong on Broadway. She originated the role of Sandra in The Play That Goes Wrong and performed this character on The Goes Wrong Show on BBC One, as well as in the televised Christmas specials.   Warning: This podcast has one use of strong language. Mischief Makers delves into the world of Mischief, to find out what makes it so mischievous! Recorded in a single take with no edits, anything can (and does) happen! Download a transcript of the episode here: https://mischiefmakersep7.carrd.co/ Find out more about Mischief at https://mischiefcomedy.com
01:04:10
May 14, 2020
Episode 6: Bryony Corrigan
It's the turn of mischievous Geordie, Bryony Corrigan, to be interviewed by Dave Hearn, who's back on hosting duties this week. A member of Mischief since their improv days at Edinburgh, Bryony has appeared in Mischief shows on the West End, Broadway and in The Goes Wrong Show as Vanessa.  She chats to Dave about her feelings coming into the group when it was already established, playing a cage fighter in Holby City and why she'd choose Harry Kershaw as company if she was stuck on a desert island. Warning: This podcast has one use of strong language. Hosted by Dave Hearn, Mischief Makers delves into the world of Mischief, to find out what makes it so mischievous! Recorded in a single take with no edits, anything can (and does) happen! Download a transcript of the episode here: https://mischiefmakersep6.carrd.co/ Find out more about Mischief at https://mischiefcomedy.com
49:32
May 7, 2020
Episode 5: Harry Kershaw
Charlie Russell takes over hosting duties, and talks to Harry Kershaw. One of the early Mischief Makers, Harry has been involved in Mischief shows since their beginnings at the Edinburgh Fringe and has appeared in The Play That Goes Wrong and Mischief Movie Nights. In this interview he chats about his fondest Mischief memories, his experience working in other non-Mischief West End shows, and why he can't stop tweeting Covent Garden Soup. Warning: This podcast contains occasional strong language. Download a transcript of the episode here: https://mischiefmakersep5.carrd.co/ Find out more about Mischief at https://mischiefcomedy.com
39:02
April 30, 2020
Episode 4: Nancy Zamit
This week, Dave talks to Nancy Zamit.  Nancy has been a member of Mischief since their early days performing at the Edinburgh Fringe, and has performed both on the West End and Broadway with them. In this episode, Nancy chats about juggling motherhood with her acting career, her fondest Mischief memories and how she felt working on two Mischief shows at the same time. Warning: This podcast contains occasional strong language. Hosted by Dave Hearn, Mischief Makers delves into the world of Mischief, to find out what makes it so mischievous! Recorded in a single take with no edits, anything can (and does) happen! Download a transcript of the episode here: https://mischiefmakersep4.carrd.co/ Find out more about Mischief at https://mischiefcomedy.com
48:27
April 23, 2020
Episode 3: Jonathan Sayer
This week, Dave talks to Mischief's company director, writer and actor, Jonathan Sayer.   They chat about Jonathan's history as a child actor touring in iconic shows like Les Misérables, his involvement with a semi-professional football club and which member of Mischief conducted his wedding ceremony. Warning: This podcast contains occasional strong language. Hosted by Dave Hearn, Mischief Makers delves into the world of Mischief, to find out what makes it so mischievous! Recorded in a single take with no edits, anything can (and does) happen! Download a transcript of the episode here: https://mischiefmakersep3.carrd.co/ Find out more about Mischief at https://mischiefcomedy.com/
48:35
April 16, 2020
Episode 2: Henry Lewis
This week, Dave talks to artistic director, writer and co-creator of Mischief, Henry Lewis.   They talk about the writing process, Henry Lewis's interest in magic and the fondest moments of Henry's career so far. Warning: Contains occasional strong language. Hosted by Dave Hearn, Mischief Makers delves into the world of Mischief, to find out what makes it so mischievous! Recorded in a single take with no edits, anything can (and does) happen! Download a transcript of the episode here: https://mischiefmakersep2.carrd.co/ Find out more about Mischief at https://mischiefcomedy.com/
46:56
April 9, 2020
Episode 1: Henry Shields
In the first ever episode, Dave talks to writer and co-creator of Mischief, Henry Shields.   They talk about Henry's alternative careers in nursing and hot air balloon flying, the subjects that make them both geek out and alternative endings to The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. Download a transcript of the episode here: https://mischiefmakersep1.carrd.co/ Hosted by Dave Hearn, Mischief Makers delves into the world of Mischief, to find out what makes it so mischievous! Recorded in a single take with no edits, anything can (and does) happen! The Mischief team are one of the UK's leading improvised theatre companies. The group is formed of students and graduates from The London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA) who have been working together since 2007. Since then, the group has performed across the UK, created new long-form and short-form show formats, received five star reviews, won awards and performed to thousands of people. They have created five West End shows; The Play That Goes Wrong, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, Groan Ups, Magic Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong. They have also had several BBC specials, as well as an six-part BBC series, The Goes Wrong Show, which you can watch on BBC iPlayer and on DVD.  Find out more at https://mischiefcomedy.com/
48:15
April 1, 2020