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The Play That Goes Wrong celebrates its 1999th performance in the West End

The Play That Goes Wrong celebrates 2000 performances in the West End almost!

ON Thursday, May 23, 2019, The Play That Goes Wrong celebrated its 1999th performance in London’s Duchess Theatre.

Previously Posted: The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre’s Olivier Award-winning box office hit, has extended its booking period at the Duchess Theatre until May 3, 2020.

Awarded the 2014 Whatsonstage.com Best New Comedy, the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and a Tony award for the Broadway transfer, The Play That Goes Wrong continues to delight audiences in the West End.

The remarkable rags-to-riches story shows no signs of slowing down for a play which started its life at a London fringe venue with only four paying customers at the first performance. Since then, it has played to an audience of over two million.

The cast includes Kazeem Tosin Amore (as Robert), Jake Curran (Chris), Catherine Dryden (Annie), Bobby Hirston (Max), Benjamin McMahon (Dennis), Gabriel Paul (Trevor), Steven Rostance (Jonathan) and Elena Valentine (Sandra).

The company is completed by David Kristopher Brown, Liam Horrigan, Matthew Howell, Louisa Sexton and Laura White.

Henry Lewis, Rob Falconer, Nancy Wallinger, Greg Tannahill and Charlie Russell. Photo by Alastair Muir.

Mischief Theatre’s other production, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, is currently at the Criterion Theatre and on a national UK tour whilst The Play That Goes Wrong has been on a national UK tour and has recently completed a two year run on Broadway. The company is led by Artistic Director Henry Lewis and Company Director Jonathan Sayer.

This year, Mischief Theatre will take over the Vaudeville theatre with a season of new work from September 2019, opening with new comedy Groan Ups, followed by Magic Goes Wrong and a further production to be announced in due course.

Read more about The Play That Goes Wrong.

Image (bottom): Henry Lewis, Rob Falconer, Nancy Wallinger, Greg Tannahill and Charlie Russell. Photo by Alastair Muir.