Happy New Year from JHI!
It’s a brand new year and our 2020 is already looking incredibly exciting (and we’re only ten days in!). After a restful Christmas, we’re back in the office and ready for all the new shows, events and projects this year has in store.
At the end of 2019, The Goes Wrong Show kicked off in spectacularly festive fashion with a Christmas episode on BBC One. The second episode followed last week and the response so far has been brilliant, including a lot of love for the Mischief gang online. Don’t forget to tune in tonight at 8:30pm to see The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society take on a very serious legal drama.
Their new TV show isn’t the only big news coming from the world of Mischief though as Magic Goes Wrong had its press night at the Vaudeville Theatre on Wednesday. The show had us both laughing in the aisles and totally amazed by the tricks and hilarious magical mishaps. Dominic Cavendish from The Telegraph called it ‘a terrific new helping of the art of comic incompetence’ in his 4-star review so be sure to get your tickets for a show that will get your head spinning now!
Across the globe, a new set of queens are reigning supreme as SIX is now open at the iconic Sydney Opera House. Aussie theatre goers and any UK fans that are heading down under, you know all you wanna do is book tickets so make sure you get them before they’re all gone!
Also this week, Alex and Aimee attended the first read-through of Frantic Assembly’s I Think We Are Alone. It’s clear, even from day one, that this is going to be a great show and we can’t wait for everyone else to see it when it opens at the Theatre Royal Plymouth in February. We are also delighted to announce that we will be working with the Trafalgar Entertainment Group on their production of On Blueberry Hill which brings PJ and Christy’s fascinating stories to the stage in March.
We’ve also said goodbye to some shows recently as Noises Off, Billionaire Boy and the World’s Biggest Panto have all now closed. All three shows have brought a lot of laughs to the stage and we were thrilled to work on them. We also want to give Noises Off and Billionaire Boy a bonus round of applause for playing to over 100% in their final weeks!
That’s not all for our theatre updates though as the Offies Awards have just released their list of finalists and we couldn’t be happier to see some of the shows we’ve worked on make the list. Congrats to the teams behind The View Upstairs, Amour and A Hundred Words for Snow for their amazing nominations.
In Fane news, Grayson Perry has touched down in Australia for his first show in Sydney next week and the new season at Crazy Coqs has officially been announced! From captivating cabaret to mesmerising music performances and laugh-out-loud comedians, there’s something for everyone in this line-up.
From all of us at JHI, we wish you all the best for 2020!