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august 2017

Billy Mitchell, our Director of Production Services, has some big news! After three years of benefit performances in New York, Los Angeles and regional theaters, his hilarious show, Villain: DeBlanks, is bringing its money-raising shenanigans to London in support of the Make A Difference Trust (MAD Trust) on September 3rd.

This one-night-only event will feature a cast of West End luminaries, including Glynis Barber (Beautiful, Dempsey & Makepeace), two-time Oliver winner David Bedella (In The HeightsJerry Springer the Opera), Harriet Thorpe (Absolutely Fabulous, Calendar Girls), Don Gallagher (Disney’s Aladdin, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Cherrelle Skeete (originated Rose Granger-Weasley in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), and Leon Lopez (EastEnders, Tut). All proceeds from the event will benefit TheatreMAD, “the ongoing response by the UK theatre industry to HIV and AIDS.”

A Time Out NY Critics’ Pick, Villain: DeBlanks is the uproarious improvisational comedy where the cast says words you put in their mouths. The audience provides nouns, adjectives, verbs, etc. (the wilder, the better), and the actors provide the laughs-uncensored and unrehearsed-as they enact the story of Philip DeBlanks’ untimely demise. It’s “Clue” meets adult “Mad Libs,” and it’s never the same show twice.

Villain: DeBlanks will perform at Brasserie Zédel, 20 Sherwood Street, Soho, London W1F 7ED on Sunday 3 September at 9:15pm. Tickets £25. Call 020 7734 4888 or visit brasseriezedel.com. For more information, visit villaindeblanks.com.