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The Play That Goes Wrong is a remarkable success story, emerging from the humble origins of three creators, Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields, who once balanced minimum-wage jobs with nightly performances in a pub's upstairs room. The play's meteoric rise from this unconventional beginning to a West End phenomenon is a testament to the trio's dedication and comedic prowess.

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dez, 2022
3/5

"’This comedy has, of course, actually done everything right. Produced by LAMDA graduates Mischief Theatre, the show has had successful runs at the Old Red Lion in Islington, Trafalgar Studios, and in Edinburgh; now it's made it all the way to the West End. Amid all the chatter about the overbearing West End dominance of jukebox musicals and film spin-offs, it’s cheering to see a dynamic young company land slap-bang in the middle of Theatreland.”

Jordan Hayter,

The Understudy
jan, 2022
4/5

“The Play That Goes Wrong has become a cult classic for London theatre since opening in 2015, filling the London streets with riotous laughter. Even with time and new casts, this has not changed, and that trend continues with this new bunch of misfits.

The cast are absolutely bonkers in the best way possible, performing disaster after disaster with such chaotic brilliance you will be laughing almost the entire time. The thunderous laughter at the slightest movement or eye twitch will set the whole building shaking with joy. What is most refreshing is that this new cast does not try to be carbon copies of those who played their roles before, each bringing their own little quirks and characteristics to make each moment their own."

mai, 2022
4/5

"An evening of fun, laughter and even more fun, The Play that Goes Wrong never misses a beat.

The show follows the antics of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, who are trying their very best to stage a production of a 1920s murder mystery. As the show's title might suggest, this is not as easy as it sounds with everything that can go wrong doing just that

The hit farce has been running on London stages since 2013 when it opened as ‘The Murder Before Christmas’ above a pub. Now, it garners audiences in the thousands as it continues to be the West End’s finest farce."

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