The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong has announced a national tour for 2017, visiting cities including Newcastle, Cambridge and Southampton.

Opening at Theatre Royal Bath on 10th January, the production will visit 30 venues nationwide until the end of July 2017. Casting is yet to be announced, as are some of the theatres.

In addition, the West End production of The Play That Goes Wrong, now in its second year, has announced a new booking period, with tickets going on sale until 10th September 2017 at the Duchess Theatre, London.

The Play That Goes Wrong is a rags-to-riches story, which started its life at a London fringe venue.

Co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, and directed by Mark Bell, The Play That Goes Wrong is described as a highly physical comedy packed with finely-tuned farce and slapstick.

The play tells the story of ‘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.

Mischief Theatre

Mischief Theatre was founded in 2008 by a group of graduates of The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and began as an improvised comedy group.

Other productions include The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, which is currently at the Criterion Theatre, and Peter Pan Goes Wrong which will run at the Apollo Theatre from 20th October.

The company is led by artistic director Henry Lewis and company director Jonathan Sayer.

Selected UK tour dates:

Bath Theatre Royal: 10th – 15th January
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry: 24th – 28th January
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham: 6th – 11th February
Theatre Royal, Glasgow: 6th – 11th March
New Theatre, Cardiff: 11th – 15th April
Cambridge Arts Theatre: 17th – 22nd April
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen: 24th – 29th April

GTOs should contact their chosen theatre for information on group rates.

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