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The Play That Goes Wrong - cast changes announced

Henry Lewis, Rob Falconer, Nancy Wallinger, Greg Tannahill & Charlie Russell.

Casting news

THE PLAY That Goes Wrong has announced that there will be a new and doubly incompetent bunch of ‘would be’ thespians taking to the stage at the Duchess Theatre from Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

Mischief Theatre founder and writer Henry Lewis said:

“We are disappointed to have found an even more terrible set of actors to join the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society in The Play That Goes Wrong. Regrettably, this year will see even more forgotten lines, missed cues, walk-outs and actor and director spats than ever before.”

The new line up includes Adam Byron as Robert, Drew Dillon as Dennis, Joanne Ferguson as Annie, Fred Gray as Trevor, April Hughes as Sandra, Oliver Llewellyn-Jenkins as Jonathan, Daniel Millar as Max and Hayden Wood as Chris.

The company is completed by Adam Boakes, Katy Daghorn, George Haynes and Lindsey Scott.

The Play That Goes Wrong, which was awarded the 2014 Best New Comedy and the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, started its life at a London fringe venue with only four paying members of the public at the first performance. It has now played to over a quarter of a million people.

Co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, and directed by Mark Bell, The Play That Goes Wrong is a highly physical comedy packed with finely-tuned farce and Buster Keaton inspired slapstick delivered with split-second timing.

The play introduces ‘The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’ who are attempting to put on a 1920’s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong…does, as the accident prone thespians battle on against all the odds to get to their final curtain call.