The Play That Goes Wrong set for 2014 UK tour

The Play That Goes Wrong set for 2014 UK tour

credit: Alastair Muir

Edinburgh Fringe hit tours to Glasgow, Cambridge, Nottingham, York and more

In 2013, Mischief Theatre's The Play That Goes Wrong opened at London's Old Red Lion to just 12 people. A year later, the comedy played to an audience of over 1100 and is now embarking on an extensive UK tour.

Co-written by company members Jonathan Sayer, Henry Lewis and Henry Shields, The Play … is about a university drama society who stage a murder mystery, only to find that nothing goes according to plan. Influenced by Lecoq clowning and silent comedies, and with two hit West End runs and a sell-out stint at last year's Edinburgh Fringe, it's been an overwhelming success with audiences.

'The idea of being mortifiedly embarrassed in front of a huge number of people is something that everyone can relate to,' says Sayer, 'so the jokes land quickly and the play resonates. I think everyone has had that feeling where they want the ground to open up and swallow them, so they get on side with the characters in the play.'

And with The Nativity Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong in their catalogue too, Mischief Theatre may have a franchise on their hands. 'Right now,' says Sayer, 'I'm just focused on the one we are doing and making sure it’s as good as it possibly can be.'

King's Theatre, Glasgow, Mon 10–Sat 15 Mar

The Play That Goes Wrong

  • Directed by: Mark Bell
  • Written by: Jonathan Sayer, Henry Lewis, Henry Shields

Award winning company Theatre Mischief presents a play-within-a-play about an amateur dramatic society putting on a murder mystery production.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Mon 18 Jun

£18.50–£32.50 / 01274 432000

  • 19:30

Tue 19 Jun

£18.50–£32.50 / 01274 432000

  • 19:30

Wed 20 Jun

£18.50–£32.50 / 01274 432000

  • 14:00
  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 23 Jun

Bristol Hippodrome

Mon 16 Jul

£16.90–£35.90 / 0844 847 2325

Tue 17 Jul

£16.90–£35.90 / 0844 847 2325

Wed 18 Jul

£16.90–£35.90 / 0844 847 2325

…and 3 more dates until 21 Jul

Duchess Theatre, London WC2B

Wed 23 May

£25–£89 / 0844 482 9672

Thu 24 May

£25–£89 / 0844 482 9672

Sat 26 May

£25–£89 / 0844 482 9672

…and 270 more dates until 7 Apr 2019

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1. Kevinrose Smith30 Mar 2014, 10:16am Report

This play was so funny we thought our sides were going to split, anyone that gets the chance to see at other venues will love ....

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