A hilarious farce takes the form of a play-within-a-play, The Play That Goes Wrong sees the hopeless Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society attempt to put on a 1920’s murder mystery with disastrous consequences. After receiving a large inheritance, the thespian troupe set about mounting a particularly ambitious production for a large audience. But despite their best efforts, everything that could possibly go wrong does. The performers demonstrate the true meaning of "the show must go on" as they contend with faulty sets, fluffed lines and unconscious cast members, in an unwavering attempt to bring the play to its thrilling conclusion, with hilarious results.
Hugely successful theatre company Mischief Theatre, who first formed at LAMDA, have earned their theatre stripes with multiple award-winning plays, including The Comedy About a Bank Robbery at the Criterion Theatre and Mischief Movie Night and Peter Pan Goes Wrong. Versions of The Play That Goes Wrong have toured the UK and across the world, on Broadway, in New Zealand and Hong Kong.
The play is written by Mischief Theatre members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields. The show is directed by Mark Bell and also features a set design by Tony Award-winner Nigel Hook and original music by Rob Falconer.
Cast members include Lindsey Scott as Annie, Daniel Poyser as Trevor, Jack Baldwin as Chris, Fred Gray as Jonathan, Sydney K. Smith as Dennis, Leonard Cook as Robert, Katy Daghorn as Sandra and George Haynes as Max. Understudies include Tom Babbage, Jamie Birkett, Sean Carey and Beth Lilly.
From 26 February 2019, the cast will be replaced with Kazeem Tosin Amore as Robert, Catherine Dryden as Annie, Benjamin McMahon as Dennis, Jake Curran as Chris, Bobby Hirston as Max, Gabriel Paul as Trevor, Elena Valentine as Sandra and Steven Rostance as Jonathan.
The understudies will be David Kristopher Brown, Liam Horrigan, Matthew Howell, Louisa Sexton and Laura White.
Winning the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong is guaranteed to give you the giggles. One of the hottest comedy tickets in town, the production plays at London's Duchess Theatre.
Recommended forIf you love a good farce and enjoyed Noises Off or Jeeves and Wooster, then you will adore this show.
Age Recommendations: Recommended 8+. No under 5s.