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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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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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CHILD’S EYE VIEW: The Play That Goes Wrong – Duchess Theatre, London

Writer: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Reviewer: Phoebe Patrick (age 13) Let’s get the facts out of the way, The Play That Goes Wrong just isn’t funny… It’s hilarious and made my uncle and myself cry with laughter! The Play That Goes Wrong is about The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society and their madcap efforts to put ...

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The Play That Goes Wrong – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Putting on a play about how a student drama society might try to stage a play and having it go horribly wrong could be a recipe for self-indulgence and disaster. However, Mischief Theatre neatly avoid all such pitfalls and The Play That Goes Wrong is a rapid ...

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The Play That Goes Wrong – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Reviewer: Bill Avenell The Play That Goes Wrong is quite simply one of the funniest thing seen in the theatre for years and from the reaction of the audience at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre last night that goes for many of the people there. Halfway between slapstick and farce this ...

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