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The Play That Goes Wrong extends booking in London's West End
Olivier Award-winning play extends booking.
"Stumbling through its third catastrophic year" the play is written and created by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields. The production originally opened in the West End on 14 September 2014, following previews from 5 September, 2014.
The production received excellent 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. Produced by Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence Ltd, it is directed by Mark Bell with lighting by Ric Mountjoy, sound by Andy Johnson, design by Nigel Hook and costume by Roberto Surace.
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 original cast of the production performed at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the Royal Variety Celebrations, and the production was awarded with the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2015.
The Play That Goes Wrong begins previews on 9 March 2017 at The Lyceum Theatre on Broadway with original West End cast members Matthew Cavendish, Bryony Corrigan, Rob Falconer, Dave Hearn, Henry Lewis, Charlie Russell, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields, Greg Tannahill, and Nancy Zamit.
Original cast members of the hit Mischief Theatre play have returned to the London production this week, performing until Saturday 25 February 2017.