Something a little different from the creators of  The Play That Goes Wrong… 

Following their phenomenal rise to global success with smash hit comedies The Play That Goes Wrong, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, Peter Pan Goes Wrong and The Goes Wrong Show on BBC One, multi award-winning Mischief return to the stage with their brand-new comedy all about growing up.  

Looking for answers to the questions, ‘do we choose who we become? 
Is the story of our lives already written? 
Do we ever really grow up?’, Groan Ups follows an unruly classroom of six year-olds on their journey through anarchic high school teenagers to the challenges of adulthood. 

Mischief shows sell-out fast, so bag your tickets early - this is a lesson not to be skipped! 

Age recommendation 12+ 




Archie – Daniel Abbott

Chemise/Miss Murray – Jamie Birkett

Simon – Matt Cavendish

Paul/Mr White – Killian Macardle

Moon – Yolanda Ovide

Spencer – Dharmesh Patel

Katie – Lauren Samuels

Understudy – Paul Brown

Understudy – Holly Sumpton



Please note: trailer features original West End cast.

We know that, while you are considering booking tickets for this great show, you will be thinking about what we at Lighthouse are doing to keep you as safe as we can from COVID-19. You can find out all about our COVID-secure measures HERE. We can’t wait to see you soon.

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School holiday


Audio described


School performance

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Suitable for schools

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