FESTIVAL THEATRE EDINBURGH
Monday 12 – 17 March 2018
CAUSING FURTHER CHAOS NATIONWIDE
OLIVIER AWARD WINNING WEST END SMASH HIT COMEDY
ANNOUNCES (BRAVE) NEW CAST FOR 2018 UK TOUR
Back on the road following the phenomenal sell-out success of the 2017 tour, the 2018 UK tour will open at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate on 4 January, with dates at Festival Theatre Edinburgh, 12- 17 March 2018.
The Play That Goes Wrong, the West End’s Olivier Award winning box office hit, has a touring cast featuring: Jake Curran (Chris), Catherine Dryden (Annie), Bobby Hirston (Max), Benjamin McMahon (Dennis), Gabriel Paul (Trevor), Steven Rostance (Jonathan), Kazeem Tosin Amore (Robert), Elena Valentine (Sandra) with David Kristopher-Brown (Understudy), Laura White (Understudy), Liam Horrigan (Understudy) and Louisa Sexton (Understudy).
Winning eleven 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 continues to play to sold out houses in the West End, whilst enjoying its new status as Broadway’s longest running play. It is a remarkable rags-to-riches story for a play, which started its 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 one and a half million worldwide. This autumn The Play That Goes Wrong has been playing simultaneously in twelve countries.
Co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, 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 and ambitious daring. 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.
“Why would all these regional theatres want a return visit of our little murder mystery show when last year’s tour went so badly wrong. I am at a loss to understand it.”Producer, Kenny Wax
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 improv show Mischief Movie Night opens in the West End on 13 December 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. Mischief returns to BBC One this Christmas with a brand new production, A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong, filmed in front of a live studio audience (transmission date to be announced). The company is led by Artistic Director Henry Lewis and Company Director Jonathan Sayer.
The Play That Goes Wrong is directed by Mark Bell, with set designs by Nigel Hook, lighting by Ric Mountjoy and costumes by Roberto Surace. The Play That Goes Wrong is produced in the West End and on tour by Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence Ltd.
UK TOUR 2018 – SCOTTISH TOUR DATES
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Mon 26 Feb – Sat 3 Mar GLASGOW King’s Theatre
Eves: 7.30pm, Mats: Wed & Sat 2.30pm 297 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JN
Box Office: 0844 871 7648 | atgtickets.com/glasgow
Mon 12 – Sat 17 Mar Festival Theatre EDINBURGH
Eves: 7.30pm, Mats: Thu & Sat 2.30pm 13/29 Nicolson Street | EH8 9FT
Box Office: 0131 529 6000 | edtheatres.com
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Merry Christmas from Kelly & The Team, thank you for all your support and love in 2017.