The Play That Goes Wrong, the Olivier Award-winning box office hit, today (7 September 2017) celebrates its third birthday in the West End by announcing a new booking period with tickets going on sale until 30 September 2018 at London’s Duchess Theatre.
The production’s exceptional popularity looks sets to continue as The Play That Goes Wrong will also embark on a national tour from January 2018 hoping to astound audiences all over again.
Awarded the 2014 Whatsonstage.com Best New Comedy, the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and a Tony award for the Broadway transfer, The Play That Goes Wrong continues to thrive in the West End. The remarkable rags-to-riches story shows no signs of slowing down for a play which started its life at a London fringe venue with only four paying customers at the first performance. Since then, it has played to an audience of over a million. This Autumn The Play That Goes Wrong will be playing simultaneously in twelve 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. Their other production The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is currently at the Criterion Theatre whilst The Play That Goes Wrong completed a UK national tour in July 2017, an Australian tour in June 2017, and is currently running on Broadway, booking until December 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 currently performed by Jack Baldwin, Leonard Cook, Katy Daghorn, Fred Gray, George Haynes, Daniel Poyser, Lindsey Scott and Sydney K Smith. The company is completed by Tom Babbage, Jamie Birkett, Sean Carey and Beth Lilly. The Play That Goes Wrong is produced in the West End by Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence Ltd.
The 2018 UK Tour of The Play That Goes Wrong opens on Thursday 4 January at Royal & Derngate Northampton and will tour to over 35 venues nationwide, until October 2018. Casting for the tour will be announced in due course.