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Prepare to laugh yourself silly as anything that can go wrong does! Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy The Play That Goes Wrong is still as farce and funny as ever. After all these years, The Play That Goes Wrong continues to tickle audiences at the Duchess Theatre. Book your tickets today!
About The Play That Goes Wrong
Described as Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off, The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre is a must-see smash-hit and absolute riot! The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong... does! The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!
From falling props, collapsing floors, and sticky doors to actors forgetting lines, stomping on fingers, breaking character, and getting stuck in a grandfather clock, you can bet you'll be in for a non-stop funny ride from start to finish!
The creators of The Play That Goes Wrong
The play follows the fictitious Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society fresh from such hit productions as James and the Peach, Cat, The Lion and the Wardrobe, and more. Now they are set to perform a 1920s murder mystery play reminiscent of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap.
Written by fictitious playwright Susie H.K. Brideswell, The Murder at Haversham Manor quickly becomes a theatrical catastrophe. Audiences get a glimpse of backstage staff performing last-minute repairs on the set pieces, but fate has other plans in store for the ill-fated cast as a series of mishaps begin to unfold one by one.
The Play That Goes Wrong cast
The cast of the Play That Goes Wrong is completed by Tomisin Ajani as Trevor, Jo Ben Ayed as Dennis, Ashh Blackwood as Annie, Scott Hunter as Max, Oliver Mott as Jonathan, Mikhail Sen as Chris, Tendai Humphrey Sitima as Robert, and Anya De Villiers as Sandra.
The Play That Goes Wrong creative team
The Play That Goes Wrong is co-written by Mischief trio Henry Lewis, Henry Shields, and Jonathan Sayer and directed by Mark Bell. It features costume design by Roberto Surace, lighting design by Ric Mountjoy, set design by Nigel Hook, compositions by Rob Falconer, associate direction from Sean Turner, resident direction from Hannah Sharkey, and casting direction by Jenkins McShane Casting.
The Play That Goes Wrong reception
The play has been met with overwhelmingly positive reviews since it first premiered over five years ago. Most notably it was given 5 stars by The Daily Mail and called a "Gut-busting hit” by the New York Times. It has been hailed as a “masterpiece of malfunction” by The Times.
The show has also received a number of celebrity endorsements, including from Joanna Lumley who called it "spectacularly funny and bitingly accurate" and Ant and Dec who declared it the "funniest show we’ve seen! If you can get a ticket go."
The Play That Goes Wrong has won numerous awards, including an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, a Tony Award and a WhatsOnStage Award.
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