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The Play That Goes Wrong celebrates third birthday with West End extension

The Play That Goes Wrong

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THE Play That Goes Wrong, the Olivier Award-winning box office hit, celebrates its third birthday in the West End by announcing a new booking period with tickets going on sale at the Duchess Theatre until September 30, 2018.

The production’s exceptional popularity looks sets to continue as The Play That Goes Wrong will also embark on a national tour from January 2018.

The West End production is currently performed by Jack Baldwin, Leonard Cook, Katy Daghorn, Fred Gray, George Haynes, Daniel Poyser, Lindsey Scott and Sydney K Smith. The company is completed by Tom Babbage, Jamie Birkett, Sean Carey and Beth Lilly.

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 1920s’ 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.

The 2018 UK Tour of The Play That Goes Wrong opens on Thursday, January 4 at Royal & Derngate Northampton and will tour to over 35 venues nationwide, until October 2018. Casting for the tour will be announced in due course.

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