The theatre loves nothing more than itself, especially when things aren't going to plan: this kind of self-sustaining narcissism has made hits of everything from The Producers and Spamalot to Michael Frayn's Noises Off. And in The Play That Goes Wrong, we're here to prick the pomposities and artifice of theatre yet again in a bustling portrait of an amateur dramatic company from Cornley Polytechnic, as they attempt to put on a 1920s murder thriller called Murder at Haversham Manor.The result is...
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Laugh out loud at the West End's longest-running comedy play that continues to leave audiences laughing eight times a week. The Play That Goes Wrong tickets are available on London Theatre now.
When The Play That Goes Wrong play started at the Old Red Lion Theatre, the show opened to 60 theatregoers a night. Now, thousands of audience members enjoy Mischief’s trademark hijinks each week in The Play That Goes Wrong West End performances. It’s a beautiful blend of traditional British characters like Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes, all rolled into a farcical comedy for the ages. It’s even premiered in Australia and on Broadway, so something must have gone right, right?
LAMDA graduates Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields formed Mischief Theatre to honour their British comedy heroes. Now, their plays inspire and shape a future generation of theatregoers. Since Mischief Theatre made its West End mark with The Play That Goes Wrong, they’ve lent their slapstick style to unique adaptations of Peter Pan, A Christmas Carol, and even Magic with Penn and Teller. Discover more about Mischief Theatre shows in the West End.
What is The Play That Goes Wrong about?
Meet the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society — the real stars of The Play That Goes Wrong. They are in the middle of rehearsals for "Murder at Haversham Manor", a 1920s murder mystery. But, as the title suggests, it's not so easy for them. See the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!
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Cast and creative
By: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields
Director: Mark Bell
Producer: Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence Ltd
Cast list: Rolan Bell (as Robert), Daniel Cech-Lucas (as Chris), Luke Dayhill (as Jonathan), Lucy Doyle (as Sandra), Gavin Dunn (as Trevor), Iona Fraser (as Annie), Keith Ramsay (as Dennis), Ross Virgo (as Max)
Design: Nigel Hook
Costumes: Roberto Surace
Lighting: Ric Mountjoy
Sound: Andy Johnson
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