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The Play That Goes Wrong, the comedy by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, has announced that it has extended its run at the Duchess Theatre, where it is now booking until 14 February 2016.
The production, which is directed by Mark Bell, opened in the West End on 14 September 2014 following previews from 5 September, and was previously booking to September 2015. It opened to generally positive reviews, with many praising the energy of the ensemble and the careful direction of the comedy. The play previously had a UK tour, as well as a run at the Trafalgar Studios 2 and the Old Red Lion fringe venue. It has since been nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.
Producer Kenny Wax said of the extension: "It is remarkable that a booking taken accidentally by an intern 'from The Duchess' for what she thought was a one off charity performance for the Duchess of Grantham, has turned into a long running smash hit at the Duchess Theatre in the heart of London's glittering West End. I have invited the intern to the Olivier Awards. It was the least I could do..."
The current 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 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.