From Fun Home to Waitress, from Next to Normal to Finding Neverland - it's always fun collating the various rumours flying around theatreland. After a very busy...
The Play That Goes Wrong at Duchess Theatre from Sept
The Play That Goes Wrong, a comedy directed by Mark Bell, opens at the Duchess Theatre on 14 Sept 2014, following previews from 5 Sept - booking to 1 Feb 2015. This is being staged after the production has been on a tour of the UK, which is due to end in July 2014.
Cast includes Charlie Russell, Dave Hearn, Greg Tannahill, Henry Lewis, Henry Shields, Jonathan Sayer, Nancy Wallinger and Rob Falconer, who are members of the Mischief Theatre company.
The show is co-written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields and was first performed last year at the Old Red Lion, a fringe venue in Angel, north London, prior to a run at Trafalgar Studios 2.
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.
Nigel Hook has designed the show, with lighting by Ric Mountjoy. The producers are Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence Ltd.