The Play That Goes Wrong, the Olivier and Tony Award-winning box office hit which recently celebrated its fifth birthday, today announces the new cast at the West End’s Duchess Theatre from Tuesday 5 November 2019.
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!
The new cast are:
- David Kirkbride (as Robert)
- Ross Green (Chris)
- Ciara Morris (Annie)
- Milo Clarke (Max)
- Michael Keane (Dennis)
- Blayar Benn (Trevor)
- Elan James (Jonathan)
- Ellie Morris (Sandra)
The understudies will be Tom Bulpett, Oliver Clayton, Leah Penston, Antonia Salib and Jack Michael Stacey.
The Off-Broadway production of The Play That Goes Wrong is running at New World Stages in New York, currently booking through to 24th May 2020.
The Play That Goes Wrong is co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jona-than Sayer and Henry Shields and is directed by Mark Bell, with set designs by Nigel Hook, costumes by Roberto Surace, lighting by Ric Mountjoy and sound design by Andy Johnson. The Play That Goes Wrong is produced in the West End by Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence Ltd.
Making more Mischief
The success of The Play That Goes Wrong is a testament to the hard work and determination of a group of drama school graduates who became friends, set up a company under the name ‘Mischief’ and created an extraordinary body of work. Since its first performance at a London fringe venue with only four paying customers,The Play That Goes Wrong has gone on to play to an audience of over two million and now has productions in over 30 countries.
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.
Mischief Theatre’s new production Groan Ups has just premiered at the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre as part of their residency which is followed by Magic Goes Wrong in December 2019. Mischief’s other productions include The Comedy About A Bank Robbery at the West End’s Criterion Theatre and Peter Pan Goes Wrong at Alexandra Palace this Christmas.
Their debut television series The Goes Wrong Show will premiere on BBC One later this year. The company is led by Artistic Director Henry Lewis and Company Director Jonathan Sayer.