Did you grab a slice of birthday cake? Mischief Theatre’s breakthrough hit The Play That Goes Wrong celebrated its fifth birthday in the West End last night (10 September 2019) at the Duchess Theatre.
The show’s writers and original cast members – Henry Lewis, Henry Shields and Jonathan Sayer – took to the stage at the curtain call in front of an audience including mischief-makers past and present and other special guests.
To coincides with the landmark birthday, producers have announced extensions for The Play That Goes Wrong and fellow Mischief long-runner The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, at the Criterion Theatre, both of which are now taking books through to 1 November 2020.
The writers and other founding company members are currently rehearsing for the world premiere of their new comedy Groan Ups, which this month launches a year-long residency at a third West End venue, the Vaudeville Theatre. Groan Ups runs from 20 September to 1 December 2019 and is followed at the Vaudeville by Magic Goes Wrong, the company’s collaboration with magicians Penn & Teller, and a third new comedy still to be announced.
MyTheatreMates founder Terri Paddock hosts a series of monthly Mischief post-show Q&As, visiting The Comedy About a Bank Robbery in September, Groan Ups in October and The Play That Goes Wrong in November.