"No matter your age, it should leave you feeling stimulated, rib-tickled, lighter than when you walked in and glad to be alive." (The Times) ★★★★★
Mischief is the hugely entertaining dance theatre collaboration between Theatre-Rites - which produces world-class theatre shows for young people - and the innovative choreographer Arthur Pita. The show toured to capacity venues during 2007 and 2009 and in February 2011 half term, London audiences will get another chance to be entranced, entertained and enthralled by this thoroughly uplifting, magical show at Laban Theatre (Sat 19 and Sun 20 February) before it tours to Barcelona and New York.
Mischief is a perfect half-term treat for the whole family to enjoy. Bursting with energy and fun, it is a fantastic mix of dance, visual art, puppetry, music, and playful clowning. As multi-coloured lines of foam are transformed into an abstract forest, seven dancers take the audience on a magical journey through a wonderland of colour, shapes and surprises. Accompanied by live music and song, this award-winning show is a visual joy to entrance children and adults alike - in fact it's designed to appeal to the over-fives, and adults who haven't entirely mislaid their inner child.
Mischief was created by director and Theatre-Rites' Artistic Director Sue Buckmaster, choreographer Arthur Pita and visual artist Sophia Clist. Together with the cast, the final ingredient is the amazing music of the now internationally renowned Charlie Winston who composed and played live during the original 2007 tour before passing the mantle to Bristol-based musician Phil King.
Originally commissioned by Sadler's Wells and the Dance Touring Partnership, Mischief has been identified as the show that inspired a change in attitude amongst choreographers and dance companies towards making new, non-adaptation work for young audiences.
Mischief won the TMA 2008 Achievement in Dance Award.
Theatre-Rites and Arthur Pita are currently developing a new family show for Christmas 2011, collaborating with musician Adriano Adewale and designer Peter Mumford.
For information on all Laban Theatre performances and to book tickets, please click here or call 020 8305 9500.