New casting has been announced for the Mischief Theatre comedy The Play That Goes Wrong, which is currently in its fourth year at the West End’s Duchess Theatre. The production sees a drama group, Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, staging a new production of a murder mystery titled The Murder at Haversham Manor. But in typical Mischief Theatre style, things don’t quite go to plan, often resulting in hilarious consequences.
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... Read more