The Play That Goes Wrong, the West End’s Olivier Award winning box office hit, begins its 2017 UK tour with a new cast.
Mischief Theatre’s touring cast features: Katie Bernstein, Jason Callender, Edward Howells, Edward Judge, Alastair Kirton, Meg Mortell, Graeme Rooney and Patrick Warner.
Opening at Theatre Royal Bath on Tuesday, the production tours to 29 venues nationwide and to Ireland’s Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin.
The Play That Goes Wrong, winner of the 2014 Whatsonstage.com Award for Best New Comedy, the 2015 Broadway World UK Award for Best New Play and the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, is now enjoying its third year in the West End, where it continues to play to sold-out houses.
Now licensed to 33 countries, the comedy is set to receive its Broadway debut, with the original cast opening at New York’s Lyceum Theatre, in April.
It is a remarkable rags-to-riches story for a play. It started its life at a London fringe venue with only four paying members of the public at the first performance and has since played to an audience of over half a million.
Co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, The Play That Goes Wrong is a highly physical comedy packed with finely-tuned farce and Buster Keaton inspired slapstick delivered with split-second timing and ambitious daring.
The play introduces The ‘Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’ which is attempting to put on a 1920s murder mystery, but, as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does, as the accident prone thespians battle on against all the odds to get to their final curtain call.
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.
The company now has three productions playing concurrently in the West End: The Play That Goes Wrong at The Duchess Theatre; The Comedy About A Bank Robbery at the Criterion Theatre; and Peter Pan Goes Wrong at the Apollo Theatre.
UK & IRELAND TOUR 2017
January 10-15, BATH Theatre Royal January 17-21, NEWCASTLE Theatre Royal January 23-28, COVENTRY Belgrade Theatre January 30-February 4, COLCHESTER The Mercury Theatre February 6-11, CHELTENHAM Everyman February 13-18, SHEFFIELD Theatres February 20-25, POOLE Lighthouse February 27-March 4, SALISBURY Playhouse March 6-11, GLASGOW Theatre Royal March 13-18, MILTON KEYNES Theatre March 20-25, LEICESTER Curve April 3-8, WOLVERHAMPTON Grand Theatre April 11-15, CARDIFF New Theatre April 17-22, CAMBRIDGE Arts Theatre April 24-29, ABERDEEN His Majesty’s Theatre May 1-6, STOKE ON TRENT Regent Theatre May 8-13, EASTBOURNE Devonshire Park Theatre May 15-20, EXETER Northcott Theatre May 22-27, LEEDS Grand Theatre May 29-June 3, LLANDUDNO Venue Cymru June 5-10, SALFORD QUAYS The Lowry June 12-17, NORWICH Theatre Royal June 19-24, BIRMINGHAM Rep Theatre June 26-July 1, DUBLIN Bord Gais Energy Theatre July 3-8, NOTTINGHAM Theatre Royal July 10-15, SOUTHAMPTON Mayflower July 17-22, MALVERN Theatres July 24-29, PLYMOUTH Theatre Royal Plymouth July 31-August 5, CANTERBURY Marlowe Theatre