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The Play That Goes Wrong – Darlington Hippodrome

Director: Mark Bell Reviewer: Mark Clegg For a pretty obvious idea so rich in available humour, it’s hard to understand why it took so long for someone to create a play that was presented as a disastrous amateur production. This is the idea that Mischief Theatre came up with, in 2013 when The Play That Goes Wrong debuted above a ...

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The Play That Goes Wrong – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Set Designer: Nigel Hook Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society have finally done it. They’ve found the perfect play that can be cast without adapting the whole show. Not only that, they’ve hit the big time and are about to embark on a national tour to some of ...

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The Play That Goes Wrong – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Reviewer: Scott Matthewman It is unusual enough for a fringe hit to transfer from an above-the-pub theatre to the West End. Far more exceptional for that production to go on to win an Olivier award, transfer to Broadway, inspire two stage spin-offs, two BBC specials and show no signs of ...

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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 – 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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Peter Pan Goes Wrong – Oxford Playhouse, Oxford

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Director: Adam Meggido Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer It may only be June, but that didn’t deter last night’s audience from thoroughly enjoying Polytechnic Dramatic Society’s corker of a Christmas pantomime (or rather, traditional Christmas vignette) of Peter Pan. Following on from winning this year’s Olivier Award for Best New Comedy for The Play That ...

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong – The Grand, Leeds

Director: Adam Meggido Reviewer: Sara Jackson and Phil Collingwood In the definition of the phrase “tough act to follow” Mischief Theatre triumphantly returns to the Leeds Grand Theatre with their (sort-of) Sequel Peter Pan Goes Wrong. After years as improvisational Fringe royalty, they finally created a piece from scratch - The Play That Goes Wrong - and prompted a universally ...

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer &Henry Shields Director: Adam Meggido Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Mischief Theatre are doubtlessly flying high after their Olivier Award win at the weekend for The Play That Goes Wrong (the first in their now expanding ‘Goes Wrong’ series). The latest outing for the band of horrors they have created, The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, is in ...

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