We're Having a Merry Time at JHI

6 December 2019

It’s the run-up to Christmas and we’re feeling festive in the office and over and have been as busy as ever over the past two weeks. The news is finally out that The Goes Wrong Show will be broadcast on BBC One for a six-part series! We’re proud of the Mischief team on this hugely exciting project and can’t wait to tune in with a mulled wine and mince pie when the Christmas special hits screens on the 23rd December! If this news wasn’t gift enough, Mischief fans need to keep an eye on their social channels on Monday for a bonus Christmas present…

In other theatrical news, we’ll be saying goodbye to Stray Dogs at Park Theatre this Saturday. We’ve loved working with Dead Letter Perfect and Park Theatre on this powerful show. We also saw the first two shows in the National Youth Theatre’s 2019 REP Season, Great Expectations and Frankenstein, come to an end this week. Both shows were brilliant and we can’t wait to see their final instalment, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which opens at the Criterion Theatre tonight – good luck to everyone involved!

That’s not the only exciting project for us this weekend though. Part of our team are heading to Gateshead today with our Fane colleagues for the first ever Words Weekend festival! Artists including Nadiya Hussain, Elizabeth Day, Grayson Perry, Bernadine Evaristo, Elif Shafak and Jay Rayner will be speaking and performing to bring some wordy fun to the North-East.

We’ve also had a great range of Fane show announcements including an event with Chidera Eggerue of The Slumflower fame. She’ll be talking about her new book How to Get Over a Boy at EartH this February. And, due to popular demand, new dates have been added for Michael Parkinson and Marian Keyes’ events so don’t miss out on tickets!

We also worked with Fane on a number of other Fane-tastic events this fortnight. These included the particularly popular Fi and Jane: Beside Themselves, David Nicholls in conversation with Lauren Laverne, Nadiya Hussain sharing her life story with Emma Freud at the Southbank Centre and Sir Ranulph Fiennes bringing his fascinating show to the Barbican.

To get us all well and truly into the festive spirit, the whole JHI team came together for our Christmas party earlier this week. We created our own quiz which included a surprising fact about each of us and had a very merry evening together. The parties aren’t over just yet though as we’ll be celebrating with our Original Talent colleagues next week. We can’t wait!