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The Play That Goes Wrong – Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Reviewer: Maggie Constable The Derngate houses this week, at the start of its U.K tour,  The Play That Goes Wrong, a wonderful piece of comic theatre which leaves its audience questioning the title; it should, surely have been ‘drastically wrong’! This is the play’s third year, with accolades aplenty, ...

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The Play That Goes Wrong – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writers:  Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Reviewer: John Kennedy Michael Green’s dramatis majeure, The Art Of Coarse Acting (Hutchinson & Co, 1964) variously, if not vicariously, defines a coarse actor as one who‘Can remember the pauses but not the lines.’ All the stage is a whirl tonight in anticipation of a play within a play the likes of ...

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The Play That Goes Wrong – Theatre Royal, Norwich

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Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Reviewer: Lu Greer Watching a production, starring the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, of The Murder at Haversham Manor progressively go from bad to worse due to a lack of talent, budget, luck, or common sense should mean that any audience is in for a very long night. This is not, ...

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The Play That Goes Wrong – The Grand, Leeds

Writers:  Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Set Designer: Nigel Hook Reviewer: Rob Atkinson This play has a starkly self-explanatory title, but it’s one that rather pushes the boundaries of understatement. To say that the play goes wrong is rather like stating that RMS Titanic had slight buoyancy problems – it’s a phrase that comes nowhere near ...

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The Play That Goes Wrong – Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Reviewer: Karen Bussell It’s oh so very silly but a perfect antidote to a miserable May evening. Mischief Theatre’s The Play that Goes Wrong is just that - a play within a play where chaos reigns as a stalwart am dram group is determined to reach the end of its ...

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The Play That Goes Wrong – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

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Writers:  Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Reviewer: Clare White Mischief Theatre Company's The Play That Goes Wrong started life as a one-act play, performed in a tiny room above a pub. Back in 2012, LAMDA graduates Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields worked in Gourmet Burger Kitchen, a call centre and behind a bar during ...

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The Play That Goes Wrong – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

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Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys A lot has changed in the few short years since the first national tour of Mischief Theatre's The Play That Goes Wrong. The award-winning theatre company has catapulted itself from the room upstairs at the Old Red Lion Pub Theatre to Olivier Award-winning success, has two ...

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The Play That Goes Wrong – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Reviewer:  Nicole Evans Collapsing stage sets, unconscious leading ladies and badly timed Duran Duran would normally be the characteristics of a production that was winging its way to the theatrical scrapheap but for The Play That Goes Wrong, it’s simply all par for the course. Morphing from the creative minds of ...

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