ORIGINAL CAST OF
PLAY THAT GOES WRONG REUNITE
'RESTING' FOR 7 YEARS, THEY ARE LIKELY TO BE WORSE THAN EVER!
Play That Goes Wrong
6 – Saturday 11 June 2022
The original cast of The Play That Goes Wrong are reprising their roles in two UK cities as part of the production’s current UK tour, 10 years after they first performed the play at The Old Red Lion Pub Theatre.
The original cast from the 2012 run, Rob Falconer (Trevor), Dave Hearn (Max), Henry Lewis (Robert), Charlie Russell (Sandra), Jonathan Sayer (Dennis), Henry Shields (Chris), Greg Tannahill (Jonathan) and Nancy Zamit (Annie) reunite to perform The Play That Goes Wrong to UK audiences for the first time in over five years, and will play at Newcastle Theatre Royal on Monday 6 – Saturday 11 June 2022 following a week long run in Manchester.
Having proved a huge audience favourite during previous riotous runs in 2017 and 2018, 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 features the (fictional) Cornley Drama Society who are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does! As the accident prone thesps battle against all the odds to reach their final curtain call, hilarious results ensue!
Jonathan Sayer said: “We’re so excited to be going back into The Play That Goes Wrong. It’s such a special show for us all and we really can’t wait to perform again and make people laugh in two amazing cities!”
Kenny Wax commented, “I’m just sorry for everyone involved - especially the audiences.”
Awarded the 2014 WhatsOnStage Award for 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, Off Broadway and around the world. The show’s success is a testament to the hard work and determination of a group of drama school graduates who became friends, set up a company under the name ‘Mischief’ and created an extraordinary body of work. The Play That Goes Wrong shows no signs of slowing down since its first performance at The Old Red Lion in 2012 with only four paying customers. Since then, it has played to an audience of over two million and now has productions in over 30 countries.
The Play That Goes Wrong is on its 5th UK tour and is blundering its way through its 8th year in the West End, currently booking until April 2023. Last year it became the longest running play at The Duchess Theatre (since the theatre opened in 1929), and is the longest running comedy in the West End.
Play That Goes Wrong is co-written by Mischief
company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan
Sayer and Henry Shields and
is directed by Mark Bell, with
set designs by Nigel Hook, costumes
by Roberto Surace, lighting by Ric Mountjoy, original music by Rob Falconer, sound design by Andy Johnson, the associate director
is Sean Turner and the resident
director is Amy Milburn. The
Play That Goes Wrong is produced in the West End by Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage
Photo: Jeremy Daniel
Play That Goes Wrong plays at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Monday 6
– Saturday 11 June 2022. Tickets are priced from £15.00 and can be purchased at
www.theatreroyal.co.uk or from the
Theatre Royal Box Office on 0191 232 7010.