Groan Ups

Groan Ups London Reviews and Tickets

(9 Ratings)
Members say
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Quirky

About the Show

Classroom comedy about growing up from the creators of the hit show "The Play that Goes Wrong".

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Show-Score Member Reviews (9)

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67 Reviews | 5 Followers
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You’ve enjoyed other mischief theatre shows. Less slapstick and more serious but still very funny.

Don't see it if No reason not to. It’s a great show for all to enjoy.

117 Reviews | 7 Followers
Play goes wrong stable, Indulgent, Funny

See it if you enjoy school dramas or shows from the Play that goes wrong stable

Don't see it if you do not want to relive your own school days

22 Reviews | 0 Followers
Entertaining, Resonant, Quirky, Great acting, Clever

See it if You love Mischief and you want to see their comedic stylings outside of their "goes wrong" shows

Don't see it if You don't enjoy coming of age plays

29 Reviews | 1 Follower
Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if You want to relive excruciating school memories in the funniest way!

Don't see it if You don't like the rest of the Goes Wrong stable of shows!

34 Reviews | 0 Followers
Engaging, Funny

See it if you enjoy mischief theatre and reminiscing over your school days.

Don't see it if you prefer plays with mature themes.

22 Reviews | 0 Followers
Disappointing, Slow, Quirky, Great writing, Ambitious

See it if You want a charming show that's easy to watch.

Don't see it if You want a super engaging and funny show that many expect from a Mischief Production Read more

19 Reviews | 1 Follower
Epic, Great staging, Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Amazingly clever writing, timing and acting, slapstick humour, jokes within jokes. Children who grow into adults but don't seem to "grow up"

Don't see it if You don't like slapstick humour this isn't for you.

7 Reviews | 0 Followers
Great writing

See it if You want a charming show that's easy to watch

Don't see it if you want the normal goes wrong slapstick

Critic Reviews (9)

The London Evening Standard
October 10th, 2019

What’s worse than a stage full of screaming children? A stage full of screaming adults pretending to be screaming children, that’s what.
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Time Out London
October 11th, 2019

[Mischief Theatre are] genuinely heartening success story with an impressive work ethic and it’s a real shame that their new play ‘Groan Ups’ is fairly dreadful.
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The Arts Desk
October 11th, 2019

As it is, I winced a fair amount to start with and, after the interval, smiled throughout while even feeling the odd lump in the throat – which is some way from the Mischief Theatre norm.
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London Theatre
October 11th, 2019

Mischief may well be swerving into becoming natural successors to Alan Ayckbourn, at one time a stalwart brand of West End comedy, but structurally the tone isn't, as yet, as confident, deft or outright funny.
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The Times (UK)
October 11th, 2019

I’d love to say that it’s another smash...Yet it’s a baggy old evening, not quite a full-on gagfest, but too broad to sustain its aspirations to be something more substantial.
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The Guardian (UK)
October 10th, 2019

Penned by the regular actor-writer team of Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, it proves fitfully enjoyable but is overshadowed by works that have ploughed the same theatrical furrow.
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The Stage (UK)
October 11th, 2019

There are big laughs and plenty of them, but they sit uneasily with the straighter strain of the story. It’s not quite a case of Mischief Theatre Goes Wrong, but it’s not one of the company’s best either.
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October 11th, 2019

By challenging themselves, pulling back (slightly) on the gags and injecting a sense of genuine pathos into their work, the creative team have really proven themselves top of the class. Four gold stars.
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