Friday, 10 April 2015

The Play That Goes Wrong extends West End booking to February 2016

The Play That Goes Wrong has its extended its West End booking period at the Duchess Theatre to 14th February 2016. 

Press material states that the Olivier Award-nominated comedy "has also added the 14th February 2026 performance for those that would like to book ahead – but with tickets remaining at 2015 prices". Sounds like a bargain!

Producer Kenny Wax said: "It is remarkable that a booking taken accidentally by an intern ‘from The Duchess’ for what she thought was a one off charity performance for the Duchess of Grantham, has turned into a long running smash hit at the DUCHESS THEATRE in the heart of London's glittering West End. I have invited the intern to the Olivier Awards. It was the least I could do."

The Play That Goes Wrong has been seen by the likes of Harrison Ford, Neil Patrick Harris, Ant & Dec, Simon Cowell, Tom Hardy, Mel Giedroyc, Joanna Lumley, Rowan Atikinson, Claudia Winkelman, Ellie Goulding, Dara O’Briain and Arlene Philips.

Mischief Theatre originally staged The Play That Goes Wrong at the Old Red Lion – a fringe theatre in Angel – two years ago. Following its premiere the piece transferred to Trafalgar Studios 2 and then to Edinburgh. Following sell out and critically acclaimed runs, The Play That Goes Wrong launched a UK Tour before transferring to the West End’s Duchess Theatre where it recouped twelve weeks. Countless international productions are already planned, including a possible Broadway transfer.

Summed up perfectly by its title, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’s disastrous attempt to put on a 1920's murder mystery.

The Play That Goes Wrong is directed by Mark Bell, with set designs by Nigel Hook, lighting by Ric Mountjoy, costumes by Roberto Surace and is performed by Mischief Theatre members: Rob Falconer, Dave Hearn, Henry Lewis, Charlie Russell,Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields, Greg Tannahill and Nancy Wallinger.

Photo Credit: Alastair Muir

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