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The Play That Goes Wrong extends booking period

The Play That Goes Wrong

THE Play That Goes Wrong, which opened to great acclaim at the Duchess Theatre on September 14, 2014, has extended its booking period until September 6, 2015.

Following a sell-out national tour, the production has now been seen by over 100,000 people across the UK and in the West End.

The Play That Goes Wrong is proving to be a box office hit which promises high quality entertainment for all and, for a limited period – from now until the end of November – will be the only West End show offering a family ticket for under £100.

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 the odds to get to their final curtain call.

Producer Kenny Wax said: “Our perverse (and reverse) marketing campaign has, in true goes wrong spirit, done everything it possibly can to dissuade people from coming to see the show. The tactic has not worked at all. We ran adverts telling people to ‘save their money and don’t come’ and another with ‘premium seats at the exorbitant price of £3950’. We even ran a strap line on a number of ads reminding people that the production starred ‘no one famous’. I think the only way to keep people away would be to cancel the production altogether – which is not going to be possible because of the extension to September 2015.”

The Play That Goes Wrong is suitable for ages 8+.

Tickets: £39.50, £29.50, £20; Family Ticket (4 seats: minimum of 1 Adult and up to 3 Children) £99; Premium Seats £65. To book, call 0844 412 4659 or visit

Times: Wednesday to Saturday at 7.30pm; Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm; Sunday at 3pm and 7pm.

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