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Mischief Theatre is a British theatre company founded in 2008 by a group of students from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. The company specializes in comedic productions.

They are best known for their ...Goes Wrong plays where the cast and crew try to put on a straightforward drama only for everything to go horribly wrong right in front of their audiences' eyes. The supposed plots are then almost completely forgotten as everyone tries to salvage the night with what little dignity they have left.

The company currently has the following projects in production:

Most of the company's productions involve a double layer of acting, with the ...Goes Wrong plays ostensibly being amateur productions being put on by the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society. The cast, therefore, play amateur actors playing parts within the play and each (fake) actor's personal foibles end up impacting the production, for better and for worse, and form an ongoing sub-plot across multiple productions. Tropes related to those alter-egos go here. (The Nativity Goes Wrong and Magic Goes Wrong are notable exceptions, as the C.H.R.I.S.T. initiative and the magicians are different characters from the CPDS, with their own histories and personalities. However, the former includes 2 characters from the CPDS, and in the latter, Sophisticato, The Mind Mangler, and Mickey bear a very strong resemblance to Chris, Robert, and Dennis, making them sort of alternate reality versions. The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is also an exception as it is more of a 'straight' absurdist comedy with little meta-humour or set-related chaos, and the actors simply occupy the characters in the play with no indication that they are also playing the CPDS.)

For an idea of what to expect, check out this snippet from the 2015 Royal Variety Performance.