“Event of the week, the month, the year” – Time Out
“A bash that makes Alice and her snooping down the nooks and crannies of Wonderland seem about as exciting as nipping down to the frozen goods aisle at Asda.” – The Guardian
Founded in 2007, White Mischief curates events and parties around London, England and at some of the UK’s best festivals. During 2009 White Mischief has hosted events at everything from a 400 capacity Georgian mansion to 1,100 capacity former art deco cinema Scala to the 30,000 capacity festival Bestival.
Unique live musical acts and DJs playing vintage music are interspersed with some of the most astonishing vaudeville and circus performers around: everything from aerial acrobats to upside-down escapeologists and Guinness World Record-holding sword swallowers.
Added to the mix are interactive theatrical experiences where guests might be taken on a trip around the world in a hot air balloon or through time with a space pirate. In the spirit of breaking down barriers between performers and audience, everyone’s part of the show at White Mischief: partygoers might find themselves at a radio show being broadcast live from the 1930s; they might be introduced to a talking leopard; or they might find themselves surrounded by Blue Beard’s seven undead wives in the depths of his Forbidden Chamber.
Star names who have performed at previous White Mischief shows include David McAlmont, The Puppini Sisters, British Sea Power, Miss Behave (of La Clique), Mat Fraser and BBC’s The Penny Dreadfuls. White Mischief is also a hotbed of new talent, supporting up-and-comers such as The Correspondents and Des O’Connor.
Each room is decorated by art directors who have worked in film and on theatrical productions such as Punchdrunk. A strong neo-Victorian theme runs through the aesthetic behind White Mischief, leading the parties to become associated with the burgeoning “steampunk” movement.
Although dressing up is not compulsory at White Mischief, guests are strongly encouraged to dress up in costume and White Mischief’s crowd of extravagant Mischief Makers are the most imaginatively dressed you’ll likely to encounter anywhere in Britain.
“More fun in one night than some venues can manage in a whole year” – GUARDIAN GUIDE
“An acclaimed addition to London’s alternative scene” – LONDON LITE
“Highly entertaining, if not for the squeamish… Concert promoters: give these people a festival field to themselves and let them get on with it. They will leave you aghast” - MUSIC WEEK