The Oliver-Award winning box office hit, The Play That Goes Wrong celebrates its first year in the West End, announcing an extension to its booking period until September 2016.
The show’s phenomenal popularity with audiences looks set to continue and with the recent closure of long-running show The 39 Steps which played for 9 years at the Criterion Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong looks set to fill the slap-stick, physical-comedy farce genre in the West End.
The Play That Goes Wrong arose from humble beginnings, when it opened as a one-act show at the Old Red Lion in London with only four paying members of the public at the first performance in 2013. This was followed by a transfer to the Trafalgar Studios, where the show’s unique potential was spotted by producers Kenny Wax and Stage Presence, and subsequently to the Duchess Theatre.
In the next two years, productions of The Play That Goes Wrong will open in China, USA, Australia, Hungary, Poland, Spain, Greece, Israel, Scandinavia, France, Italy, Brazil, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Argentina, Uruguay, Turkey, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines and South Africa.
Producer Kenny Wax said: “We are quite staggered to be celebrating the first birthday of The Play That Goes Wrong with the announcement of an extension to the booking period which will take us to the end of two years in the West End”
The Play That Goes Wrong is directed by Mark Bell, with set designs by Nigel Hook, lighting by Ric Mountjoy, sound design by Andy Johnson, costumes by Roberto Surace and is performed by Leonard Cook, Bryony Corrigan, Harry Kershaw, Laura Kirman, Chris Leask, James Marlowe, Laurence Pears and Niall Ransome.