The Play That Goes Wrong set for 2014 UK tour

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

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This article is from 2014.

The Play That Goes Wrong set for 2014 UK tour

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

This article is from 2014.

The Play That Goes Wrong

  • Directed by: Mark Bell
  • Written by: Henry Shields

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

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Mon 19 Jun

£10–£32 / 0121 236 4455

Tue 20 Jun

£10–£32 / 0121 236 4455

Wed 21 Jun

£10–£32 / 0121 236 4455

…and 3 more dates until 24 Jun

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Mon 7 Aug

£20–£35 / 01223 578933

Tue 8 Aug

£20–£35 / 01223 578933

Wed 9 Aug

£20–£35 / 01223 578933

…and 3 more dates until 12 Aug

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Mon 8 May

£17.50–£29.50; £17.50–£22 / 01323 412000

Tue 9 May

£17.50–£29.50; £17.50–£22 / 01323 412000

Wed 10 May

£17.50–£29.50; £17.50–£22 / 01323 412000

…and 3 more dates until 13 May

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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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