West End theatre comedy The Play That Goes Wrong marks its 3000th performance at the Duchess Theatre today!
Thanks to a slight miscalculation, the Olivier Award-winning smash show yesterday celebrated its 2999th performance at the Duchess Theatre in London. The Play That Goes Wrong premiered at the Duchess Theatre in 2014 and is currently holds the dual title of longest running play at the venue and longest running comedy currently in the West End.
(It still has quite a way to catch-up with the longest running West End comedy ever – No Sex Please, We’re British, which ran for 6,761 performances – but we know it can do it!)
So far during their West End run, the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society have been hit (by objects or each other) 104,965 times, smashed 2999 vases and have successfully found Winston the dog a total of zero times.
Mischief Directors Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer said today “We’re so delighted that after 3000 shows we’re still entertaining audiences and making them laugh. We’re incredibly grateful to everyone who’s come to see the show and we can’t wait for the next 3000.”
The current West End cast features Tomisin Ajani (Trevor), Jaouhar Ben Ayed (Dennis), Ashh Blackwood (Annie), Anya de Villiers (Sandra), Tendai Humphrey Sitima (Robert), Scott Hunter (Max), Oliver Mott (Jonathan), and Mikhail Sen (Chris). The company is completed by Roisin Fahey, Charlie Richards, Stuart Vincent, Emily Waters and Jack Whittle.
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 acclaimed comedy is also running in New York and has toured extensively internationally.
Mischief Theatre’s next big plans are for Peter Pan Goes Wrong to premiere on Broadway.