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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 6 September 2015.
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 1 February 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.
Producer Kenny Wax said of the extension: "Our perverse (and reverse) marketing campaign has, in true goes wrong spirit, done everything it possibly can to dissuade people from coming to see the show. The tactic has not worked at all. We ran adverts telling people to ‘save their money and don’t come’ and another with ‘premium seats at the exorbitant price of £3950’.We even ran a strapline on a number of ads reminding people that the production starred ‘no one famous’..."
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.