The Play That Goes Wrong announces new cast - June 2016
Olivier Award winner for Best New Comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong, by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, has announced that a new cast will take over from 29 June 2016, at the Duchess Theatre. The show is currently booking until 26 February 2017.
The production, which is directed by Mark Bell, opened in the West End on 14 September 2014, following previews from 5 September, to generally positive reviews, with many praising the energy of the ensemble and the careful direction of the comedy. The play had previously enjoyed a UK tour, as well as a run at the Trafalgar Studios 2 and the Old Red Lion fringe venue.
From 29 June 2016 the cast will include Adam Byron (Robert),Drew Dillon (Dennis), Joanne Ferguson (Annie), Fred Gray(Trevor), April Hughes (Sandra), Oliver Llewellyn-Jenkins(Jonathan), Daniel Millar (Max), Hayden Wood (Chris), Adam Boakes, Katy Daghorn, George Haynes and Lindsey Scott.
Co-writer and founder of Mischief Theatre, Henry Lewis, commented on the announcement as follows: "We are disappointed to have found an even more terrible set of actors to join the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society in The Play That Goes Wrong. Regrettably, this year will see even more forgotten lines, missed cues, walk-outs and actor and director spats than ever before." (!!)
The Play That Goes Wrong introduces The ‘Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’ who are attempting to put on a 1920s’ murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does, as the accident prone thespians battle on against all the odds to get to their final curtain call.
The play is designed by Nigel Hook, with lighting by Ric Mountjoy. It is produced in the West End by Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence Ltd.