Henry Shields

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Film, TV & Theatre

Film, TV & Theatre

Henry trained at LAMDA and has been a member of Mischief Theatre since 2009. The Play that Goes Wrong opens on Broadway in April at the Lyceum, starring the original cast. It is currently touring the UK and begins it's Australian tour in February. 

Lights! Camera! Improvise! a devised show in which Henry appears with the Mischief Company has played (played) Edinburgh several times (this summer) and is performed regularly in the West End as Mischief Movie Night.

Co-author of The Play that Goes Wrong (currently at the Duchess Theatre in London's West End), Henry is also co-author of Peter Pan Goes Wrong which played in London's West End at the Apollo Theatre, London and was nominated for Best New Comedy Olivier Awards 2016 and The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (currently at the Criterion Theatre in the West End). The Play that Goes Wrong opened on Broadway in April 2017 at the Lyceum starring the original cast and is still playing in New York at New World Stages.     

Mischief Theatre took up residency at London’s West End Vaudeville Theatre in Autumn 2019 and two new plays ensued from the same writing team - Groan Ups and Magic Goes Wrong (with Penn and Teller).

Mischief’s first TV series, The Goes Wrong Show (BBC ended in February 2020).

For acting, Henry is looked after by James Foster Ltd - www.jamesfosterltd.co.uk

Television

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THE GOES WRONG SHOW

2019 - 2020

Big Talk Productions / BBC

Theatre

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MAGIC GOES WRONG

2019 - 2020

Vaudeville Theatre

PETER PAN GOES WRONG

2019 - 2020

Mischief Theatre/Everyman Theatre Cheltenham

Opening at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham on Saturday 19 October 2019, the production will tour over 15 venues nationwide through to Spring 2020, including a Christmas season at Alexandra Palace Theatre in London from Friday 13th December 2019 to Sunday 5th January 2020.

GROAN UPS

2019

Vaudeville Theatre

THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY

2017

Mischief Theatre

Criterion
Olivier Nomination for Best New Comedy 2017

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

2014

Mischief & Kenny Wax Ltd UK/International Tour/West End/Broadway

2017 The Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play (The Play That Goes Wrong – Broadway)
2017 Broadway World Award Winner for Best New Play (The Play That Goes Wrong - Broadway)
2017 Broadway.com Audience Choice Award Winner
2016 Best Commercial Production award at the Drama Critics' Awards for ‘Ma Este Megbukunk’ (The Play That Goes Wrong Hungary)
2016 Moliere Award for ‘Les Faux British’ (The Play That Goes Wrong France)
2015 Olivier Award Winner for Best New Comedy
2015 BroadwayWorld UK Winner for Best New Play
2014 WhatsOnStage Award Winner for Best New Comedy
2013 Edinburgh Six-Star Bobby Award

THE NATIVITY GOES WRONG

2013

Reading Rep and Mischief Theatre

PETER PAN GOES WRONG

2013

Mischief with Kenny Wax Ltd UK Tour/Pleasance London

2016 Olivier Award Nomination for Best New Comedy
2013 Off West End Award Nominations for Best Ensemble and Best Production