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Preview: The Play That Goes Wrong at Newcastle Theatre Royal

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The Play That Goes Wrong
Newcastle Theatre Royal
Tuesday 17th – Saturday 21st January 2017

Smash hit comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong has announced a stellar cast as then riotous Olivier Award winner comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal Tuesday 17thSaturday 21st January 2017. The North East Theatre Guide winessed the hilarious spectacle back in 2014 and we still think it is one of the funniest shows that we have ever witnessed. (NETG Review LINK).

Katie Bernstein will play the role of Annie alongside Jason Callender as Jonathan, Edward Howells as Dennis, Edward Judge as Robert, Alastair Kirton as Max, Meg Mortell as Sandra, Graeme Rooney as Trevor and Patrick Warner as Chris.

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.

Currently enjoying its third year in the West End where it continues to play to packed houses, The Play That Goes Wrong will see Mischief Theatre triumphantly return to Newcastle Theatre Royal following the phenomenal success of Peter Pan Goes Wrong in 2015.

The Play That Goes Wrong is a remarkable rags to riches story; starting its life at a London fringe venue with only four paying members at the first public performance it has since played to an audience of over half a million and is set to receive its Broadway debut in 2017.

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. The company performs across the UK and internationally with improvised and original scripted work and will makes its television debut this Christmas on BBC One with a TV production of Peter Pan Goes Wrong filmed in front of a live studio audience and featuring guest star David Suchet as the narrator. 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.



The Play That Goes Wrong appears at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Tuesday 17th – Saturday 21 st January 2017 including an extra matinee performance on Wednesday 18th January. Tickets are available from £12.50 and can be purchased from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448 11 21
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