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The Play That Goes Wrong – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Reviewer: James Garrington Once in a while a play comes along that is so funny it makes you wonder if it is actually possible to die laughing. There’s a certain part of us that loves to laugh at things going wrong. Indeed, for a lot of people, watching a production ...

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The Play That Goes Wrong – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs Everyone has seen bad amateur drama – doors that don’t open, guns that don’t fire, dead people that sneeze. Everyone has suppressed a snigger while watching these shows, normally because a friend or family member is in the cast and they don’t want to laugh out loud and ...

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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 -Storyhouse, Chester

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Reviewer: Charlie Senate “Has anyone seen Winston?” yells the stage manager, frantically zigging through the pre-show crowd at Chester’s Storyhouse. The production’s canine performer, it seems, has gone missing—mere minutes before the opening curtain. Even in the foyer, the audience is already laughing. Little will change throughout this truly ridiculous ...

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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 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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