West End hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong is currently enjoying its first major UK tour and is on its way to Leeds.
The Play That Goes Wrong exploded onto the stage with phenomenal success last year, opening at the Old Red Lion in London to unanimous rave reviews then transferring to the West End where it enjoyed two successive runs at the Trafalgar Studios followed by a sell-out season at the Edinburgh Festival.
Co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields and directed by Mark Bell, it’s a highly physical 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 thesps battle on against all the odds to get to their final curtain call.
Triple Olivier award-winning Top Hat producer Kenny Wax who is co-producing the UK tour says: “A few months ago a Producer friend asked me to accompany him to see The Play That Goes Wrong at the Trafalgar Studios. I was totally charmed and we offered them a deal on the spot. I should add that I have never been quite so impulsive before, but I had a real desire to help this bunch of daredevil and totally committed young actors to bring their show to a wider audience. There’s something very satisfying about hearing an audience laugh, cheer and to then watch them leave the theatre with an enormous sense of elation. I have no doubt that this production will do the same.”
The Play That Goes Wrong is at Leeds Grand Theatre from Monday 7th to Saturday 12th July. Tickets are on sale now priced from £17 to £29.50. Book online at leedsgrandtheatre.com or call box office on 0844 848 2700.