Hit Comedy THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG to tour the UK
July 22, 2016  //  By:   //  News  //  Comments are off

 width=The Play That Goes Wrong, the West End’s Olivier Award winning box office hit, announces a major national tour for 2017. Opening at Theatre Royal Bath on 10 January, the production will visit 30 venues nationwide until the end of July 2017, including Newcastle Theatre Royal, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, The Mercury Theatre Colchester, Cambridge Arts Theatre and Mayflower Theatre Southampton (full list of tour dates to be confirmed). The West End production also announces a new booking period, with tickets going on sale until 10 September 2017 at the Duchess Theatre, London.

Awarded the 2014 Whatsonstage.com Best New Comedy and the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong is now enjoying its second year in the West End, where it continues to play to sold-out houses. 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 since played to an audience of over a quarter of a million.

The Producer Kenny Wax says: “The Play That Goes Wrong has been licensed to 25 countries, currently playing in Japan, Hungary and Paris – as well as in London. It goes to prove that audiences come to the theatre to be entertained and that the fun to be had in watching brilliantly plotted physical comedy is universal.”

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’ who are 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. 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 and their acclaimed production of Peter Pan Goes Wrong will return to the Apollo Theatre from 20 October 2016. 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 and costumes by Roberto Surace. Tour cast to be announced. The Play That Goes Wrong is produced in the West End and on tour by Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence Ltd.

WEST END

BOOKING TO SEPTEMBER 2017
LONDON Duchess Theatre
3-5 Catherine Street London WC2B 5LA
Tue – Sat 7:30pm
Sat 2:30pm
Sun 3:00pm & 7:00pm
Box Office: 0330 333 4810
www.theplaythatgoeswrong.com
Tickets from £20

UK TOUR 2017
Further touring dates to be announced….

TUE 10 – SUN 15 JANUARY
BATH Theatre Royal
Sawclose, Bath BA1 1ET
Tue – Wed 7:30pm, Thu – Sat 8:00pm, Wed & Sat 2:30pm
Box Office: 01225 448844
www.theatreroyal.org.uk
Tickets from £18.50

TUE 17 – SAT 21 JANUARY
NEWCASTLE Theatre Royal
100 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BR
Tue – Sat 7:30pm, Thu 2:00pm, Sat 2:30pm
Box Office: 08448 112121
www.theatreroyal.co.uk
Tickets from £12.50

TUE 24 – SAT 28 JANUARY
COVENTRY Belgrade Theatre
Belgrade Square, Coventry CV1 1GS
Tue – Sat 7:45pm, Thu & Sat 2:30pm
Box Office: 02476 553055
www.belgrade.co.uk
Tickets from £15

MON 30 JAN – SAT 4 FEBRUARY
COLCHESTER The Mercury Theatre
Balkerne Gate, Colchester CO1 1PT
Tue – Sat 7:45pm, Thu & Sat 2:30pm
Box Office: 01206 573948
www.mercurytheatre.co.uk
Tickets from £15

MON 6 – SAT 11 FEBRUARY
CHELTENHAM Everyman
Regent Street, Cheltenham GL50 1HQ
TICKETS ON SALE SOON

MON 20 – SAT 25 FEBRUARY
POOLE Lighthouse
21 Kingland Road, Poole BH15 1UG
TICKETS ON SALE SOON

MON 27 – SAT 4 MARCH
SALISBURY Playhouse
Malthouse Lane, Salisbury SP2 7RA
TICKETS ON SALE SOON

MON 6 – SAT 11 MARCH
GLASGOW Theatre Royal
282 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 3QA
TICKETS ON SALE SOON

MON 12 – SAT 18 MARCH
MILTON KEYNES Theatre
500 Marlborough Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 3NZ
TICKETS ON SALE SOON

MON 20 – SAT 25 MARCH
LEICESTER Curve
Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1SB
TICKETS ON SALE SOON

TUE 11 – SAT 15 APRIL
CARDIFF New Theatre
Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3LN
TICKETS ON SALE SOON

MON 17 – SAT 22 APRIL
CAMBRIDGE Arts Theatre
6 St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge
Mon – Sat 7:45pm, Thu & Sat 2:30pm
Box Office: 01223 503333
www.cambridgeartstheatre.com
Tickets from £18

MON 24 – SAT 29 APRIL
ABERDEEN His Majesty’s Theatre
Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1GL
TICKETS ON SALE SOON

MON 10 – SAT 15 JULY
SOUTHAMPTON Mayflower
Mon – Sat 7:30pm, Thu 2:00pm, Sat 3:00pm
22-26 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GE
Box Office: 020380 711811
www.mayflower.org.uk
Tickets from £22

Running Time: 2 hours & 5 minutes including 1 interval
Suitable for ages 8+

Photo: Alastair Muir