The Play That Goes Wrong – Australian Season

Some of the funniest moments in theatre happen when something goes wrong. When someone forgets their lines. When a prop doesn’t work quite as expected. Or a piece of scenery gets a mind of its own. This is the basis for a new touring play to make its way to Australia in February next year, The Play That Goes Wrong.


Olivier Award winning theatre company Mischief Theatre’s latest comedy masterpiece, The Play That Goes Wrong, made its West End debut in 2014 to five star reviews and is still playing to packed houses. Hailed with reviews including ‘I feared I was going to hyperventilate’ (The Daily Mail), ‘A Masterpiece of Malfunction’ (The Times) and ‘A Gut-Busting Hit’ (The New York Times), this new production will head to Australia for a limited tour through Melbourne from February 22, Adelaide from March 28, Sydney from April 5, Canberra from April 26, Brisbane from May 6 and Perth from May 31.

The play introduces The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society who are attempting to put on a 1920s murder mystery. But as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong . . . does, as the accident-prone thespians battle on against all odds to get to their final curtain call. Co-written by Mischief Theatre company members and directed by Mark Bell, The Play That Goes Wrong is a highly physical comedy packed with face and slapstick delivered with split-second timing.

Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and a number of other critically-acclaimed awards, this production will feature an all Australian cast to be announced shortly.

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