The Play That Goes Wrong is Mischief Theatre's longest-running West End hit

NEWS: Ahead of Broadway, The Play That Goes extends into 2018 in West End

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The Play That Goes Wrong, the Olivier Award-winning box office hit, now in its third catastrophic year in the West End, has announced a new booking period with tickets going on sale until 25 February 2018.

The Play That Goes Wrong’s phenomenal popularity looks set to continue this year as one bunch of would-be thespians fly across the pond this week to try their luck on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre and another cast have just opened the show upside down in Melbourne at the start of a 16-week Australian tour.

Mischief Theatre founder and writer Henry Lewis said,

“We are baffled that audiences continue to visit the ever failing Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society at the Duchess Theatre in the West End. We really hoped to cut costs this year with only one set of terrible actors having to perform. Regrettably this year will see the Broadway, West End, Australian and UK tour casts all forget their lines, miss their cues and have on-stage arguments.”

Awarded the 2014 Whatsonstage.com Best New Comedy and the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong continues to thrive. It is a remarkable rags-to-riches story for a play which started its life at a London fringe venue with only four paying members of the public at the first performance, and has now played to an audience of over a quarter of a million.

Mischief Theatre was founded in 2008 by a group of graduates of The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and began as an improvised comedy group. Mischief Theatre performs across the UK and internationally with improvised and original scripted work. Their other production The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is currently at the Criterion Theatre whilst The Play That Goes Wrong completes a UK national tour in July 2017 and an Australian tour finishing in June 2017. The company is led by Artistic Director Henry Lewis and Company Director Jonathan Sayer.

The Play That Goes Wrong is directed by Mark Bell, with set designs by Nigel Hook, lighting by Ric Mountjoy, sound design by Andy Johnson, costumes by Roberto Surace and is performed Adam Byron, Drew Dillon, Joanne Ferguson, Fred Gray, April Hughes, Oliver Llewellyn-Jenkins, Daniel Millar and Hayden Wood. The company is completed by Adam Boakes, Katy Daghorn, George Haynes and Lindsey Scott. The Play That Goes Wrong is produced in the West End by Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence Ltd.

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