The Play That Goes Wrong title treatement. On one side of the titles is a broken theatre light, on the other, the legs and feet of a man who has clearly fallen over
The Play That Goes Wrong Production Shot: A wide shot of the main cast looking at the audience with shocked faces.
2020 cast pictured
Photo by Robert Day
The Play That Goes Wrong Production Shot: Jonathan (Seán Carey) is laid down on a chaise longue with his eyes closed. He is surrounded by Dennis (Edward Howells), Robert (Matthew Howell), Sandra (Laura White) and Max (Tom Babbage) who all are looking towards the audience with shocked looks on their faces.
2020 cast pictured
Photo by Robert Day
The Play That Goes Wrong Production Shot: Jonathan (Seán Carey) is laid down on a chaise longue with one eye open. Max (Tom Babbage) has burst into the scene falling through a door. Everyone else (9 cast members) are towards the back of the scene and looking scared as Max is falling.
2020 cast pictured
Photo by Robert Day
The Play That Goes Wrong Production Shot: Robert (Matthew Howell), Chris (James Watterson) and Dennis (Edward Howells) are standing next to each other all in the same position - one foot up on a rest, left hand resting on their left knee and their finger and thumb (right hand) stroking their chin.
2020 cast pictured
Photo by Robert Day
The Play That Goes Wrong Production Shot: Max (Tom Babbage) and Sandra (Laura White) are sat down on the chaise longue looking at each other pouting lips as if to kiss.
2020 cast pictured
Photo by Robert Day
The Play That Goes Wrong Production Shot: Max (Tom Babbage) and Sandra (Laura White) are sat down on the chaise longue looking at the audience with a shocked face and their hands up as if they are pushing each other away.
2020 cast pictured
Photographer credit: Photos by Robert Day.
The Play That Goes Wrong Production Shot: A close up of Dennis (Edward Howells) who is holding 2 long rolls of fabric and is looking perplexed
2020 cast pictured
Photo by Robert Day
The Play That Goes Wrong Production Shot: A close up of Annie (Laura Kirman) who is stuck in a fireplace mantle piece, with her head through the middle hole and her arms through holes either side of her holding candlesticks.
2020 cast pictured
Photo by Robert Day
The Play That Goes Wrong Production Shot: A close up of Trevor (Gabriel Paul) looking off into the distance
2020 cast pictured
Photo by Robert Day

Kenny Wax Ltd & Stage Presence Ltd present A Mischief Production

The Play That Goes Wrong

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RETURNING FOR YET ANOTHER CALAMITOUS RUN!
We can’t believe it either!

Mischiefs multi-award-winning, international smash-hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong is returning to Exeter, following its previous sell-out success!

The Cornley Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does! As the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to reach their final curtain call, hilarious results ensue!

Hailed “a gut-busting hit” by the New York Times, The Play That Goes Wrong, now in its sixth year in the West End, has won a host of celebrity endorsements from the likes of Joanna Lumley: “We laughed until the tears ran down our faces, it has to be seen” to Ant & Dec: “The funniest show we’ve seen! If you can get a ticket, go!”

Don’t miss this brilliantly funny comedy that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!

 

★★★★★

I feared I was going to hyperventilate

The Daily Mail

★★★★

Genuinely hilarious. Boy, does it hit the funny bone

The Daily Telegraph

★★★★

Ridiculously funny

The Times

★★★★

Exquisitely choreographed mayhem

The Independent

★★★★

A triumph of split-second timing

Metro

The Play That Goes Wrong is co-written by Mischief company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields. The tour is directed by Sean Turner, originally directed by Mark Bell, with set designs by Nigel Hook, costumes by Roberto Surace, lighting by Ric Mountjoy and sound design by Andrew Johnson. Resident Director Hannah Sharkey.

Headshot of Tom Babbage

Tom Babbage

Max

Headshot of Tom Bulpett

Tom Bulpett

Chris

Headshot of Sean Carey

Sean Carey

Jonathan

Headshot of Leonard Cook

Leonard Cook

Robert

Headshot of Edward Howells

Edward Howells

Dennis

Headshot of April Hughes

April Hughes

Sandra

Headshot of Laura Kirman

Laura Kirman

Annie

Headshot of Gabriel Paul

Gabriel Paul

Trevor

Headshot of Katie Hitchcock

Katie Hitchcock

Understudy

Damien James

Understudy

Headshot of Edi De Melo

Edi De Melo

Understudy

Headshot of Aisha Numah.

Aisha Numah

Understudy

Age 8+

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The Play That Goes Wrong

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Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off in this multi award-winning West End smash hit comedy.

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does! As the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to reach their final curtain call, hilarious results ensue!

Hailed “a gut-busting hit” by the New York Times, Mischief Theatre’s sell-out West End comedy has won a host of celebrity endorsements from the likes of Joanna Lumley “We laughed until the tears ran down our faces, it has to be seen” to Ant & Dec “The funniest show we’ve seen! If you can get a ticket, go!”

Don’t miss this brilliantly funny comedy that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!

★★★★★
“I feared I was going to hyperventilate”
THE DAILY MAIL
★★★★
“genuinely hilarious. Boy, does it hit the funny bone”
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
★★★★
“exquisitely choreographed mayhem”
INDEPENDENT
★★★★
“a triumph of split-second timing”
METRO

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