The original cast of The Play That Goes Wrong will reprise their roles for two weeks as part of the production’s current UK tour.
The original cast from the 2012 run, Rob Falconer (Trevor), Dave Hearn (Max), Henry Lewis (Robert), Charlie Russell (Sandra), Jonathan Sayer (Dennis), Henry Shields (Chris), Greg Tannahill (Jonathan) and Nancy Zamit (Annie) reunite to perform The Play That Goes Wrong to UK audiences for the first time in over five years, playing at Opera House Manchester, 30 May – 4 June 2022, and Theatre Royal Newcastle, 6 – 11 June 2022.
The Play That Goes Wrong is on its 5th UK tour, running until 21 August, and is blundering its way through its 8th year in the West End, currently booking until April 2023. Last year it became the longest running play at The Duchess Theatre (since the theatre opened in 1929), and is the longest running comedy in the West End.
Jonathan Sayer said today, “We’re so excited to be going back into The Play That Goes Wrong. It’s such a special show for us all and we really can’t wait to perform again and make people laugh in two amazing cities!”
Kenny Wax commented, “I’m just sorry for everyone involved – especially the audiences.”
The hilarious slap-stick play follows a hapless group of amateur thespians who attempt to stage a Murder Mystery evening – with disastrous results!
The Play That Goes Wrong is co-written by Mischief company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields and is directed by Mark Bell, with set designs by Nigel Hook, costumes by Roberto Surace,lighting by Ric Mountjoy, original music by Rob Falconer, sound design by Andy Johnson, the associate director is Sean Turner and the resident director is Amy Milburn. The Play That Goes Wrong is produced in the West End by Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence Ltd.
Mischief Theatre company recently announced they would return to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2022 with three shows including Olivier Award-nominated improv show, Mischief Movie Night; a brand new comedy, Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle, and Charlie Russell Aims To Please.
Mischief’s return to Edinburgh marks the company’s first month-long run back at the Festival since they presented The Play That Goes Wrong in 2013.
The Play That Goes Wrong is booking until 2 April 2023 at The Duchess Theatre, London.