22nd Jul, 2019

The Play That Goes Wrong comes to Malvern Theatres

Malvern Editorial 30th Jul, 2018

THE West End’s Olivier Award winning box office hit The Play That Goes Wrong comes to Malvern this month.

Winning 11 international awards, including the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and a 2017 Tony Award for its Broadway transfer, The Play That Goes Wrong is a rags-to-riches story for a play.

It started life at a London fringe venue with only four paying members of the public at the first performance and has since played to an audience of almost 1,500,000 worldwide.

Co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, The Play That Goes Wrong is a comedy packed with finely-tuned farce and Buster Keaton inspired slapstick.

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.

Mischief Theatre was founded in 2008 by a group of graduates of The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and began as an improvised comedy group.

Their other production The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is now booking into its third year in the West End at the Criterion Theatre and their new improved show Mischief Movie Night opened in the West End at the Arts Theatre.

In December 2016, Mischief made their TV debut on the BBC with Peter Pan Goes Wrong, starring David Suchet as the guest narrator.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Olivier Award Nominee 2016) also enjoyed two sell-out West End seasons and a UK tour.

The Play That Goes Wrong will be on stage at Malvern Theatres from Monday, August 13 to Saturday, August 18.

Call 01684 892277 or visit www.malvern-theatres.co.uk to book tickets.

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