The West End’s Olivier Award winning box office hit, The Play That Goes
Wrong, is making a welcome return to Leeds next week taking to the stage at
Leeds Grand Theatre from Monday 22nd May.
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.
Winning the 2014 Whatsonstage.com Award for Best New Comedy, the 2015
Broadway World UK Award for Best New Play and the 2015 Olivier Award for
Best New Comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong is now enjoying its third year in
the West End, where it continues to play to sold-out houses. Licensed to
thirty-three countries, with productions playing in Tokyo, Paris, Budapest
and soon to open in Rome, Warsaw, Shanghai, Cape Town and Melbourne, the The
Play That Goes Wrong is now set to receive its Broadway debut, with the
original cast opening at the Lyceum Theatre in New York on 2 April 2017. 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 over half a million.
Entertainment Focus gave The Play That Goes Wrong a colourful review on its arrival at Leeds Grand Theatre in 2014, describing the play as “a meticulous mess of choreographed chaos, this is a shoddy masterpiece which should not be missed.” Read more here.
The Play That Goes Wrong is at Leeds Grand Theatre from Monday 22nd to
Saturday 27th May. Tickets are priced from £12.50 to £34.50. Book online at leedsgrandtheatre.com or call Box Office on 0844 848 2700.