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The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Musical

The Play That Goes Wrong

London
Going wrong never felt so right than in this play about unlucky thespians.
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About The Play That Goes Wrong

Follow the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society as they hobble their way to curtain up in the hit Mischief Theatre play. Book The Play That Goes Wrong tickets on TodayTix today.

The Play That Goes Wrong is delightfully disastrous. It’s come a long way from its early performances at the Red Lion Theatre to becoming the longest-running West End comedy. The Play That Goes Wrong won an Olivier Award for Best Comedy and put Mischief Theatre on the map.

London Theatre couldn’t stop giggling throughout the show, saying “It's divinely daft, gloriously preposterous and utterly silly.” When The Play That Goes Wrong premiered, the show was hailed as “a substantial little hit on Mischief’s hands.” Now look at it fly!

What the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society may lack in apparent skill and finesse, they more than make up for it in enthusiasm. Their past performances of iconic theatre shows include The Lion and The Wardrobe, James and the Peach and the beloved musical, Cat. Their latest production is a murder mystery, Murder at Haversham Manor.

It's set to be the society's shining moment; The Mousetrap, eat your heart out. If only they could make it through a show without the set burning down that is. The hapless cast struggle to remember where they're meant to be, props are misplaced or broken and lines are frequently forgotten. Basically, everything that could go wrong, does.

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There's no escaping Mischief Theatre in the West End. Since Mischief Theatre first staged The Play That Goes Wrong, the company’s grown from strength to strength, with future plays including The Comedy about a Bank Robbery, Groan Ups and Magic Goes Wrong.

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art graduates Henry Lewis, Henry Shields and Jonathan Sayer formed Mischief Theatre as a nod to their shared interest of British comedy films. They wanted to create lovable characters that get up to... mischief!

But don’t worry about the “mistakes” you may see on stage. They're carefully added into the show to make you worry just enough. The Play That Goes Wrong actors rehearse for weeks to ensure the slick changes are rehearsed to perfection.

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What to Watch For:

  • When The Play That Goes Wrong took part in the 2015 Royal Variety Performance, the company were in front of 4,500 audience members including Prince Harry. 8 million people watched at home — now that's a lot of people.
  • The only continent to not have seen a production of The Play That Goes Wrong is Antarctica.
  • The 2017-18 cast played for 50 weeks and 1 day, which amounts to 379 performances. During that time, 430 sugar glass vases blown to bits, 145 fire extinguishers were used and 31 charity collections from the show raised over £68,000.
  • If you enjoy the Mischief Theatre antics in The Play That Goes Wrong, why not watch The Goes Wrong Show on television? The original Mischief troupe bring their trademark comedy to a variety of situations.
Start date

September 3rd, 2014

Genre

Musical, Family

Venue

Duchess Theatre

Age

8+

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