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The Play That Goes Wrong

Olivier Award winning theatre company Mischief Theatre are bringing their comedy masterpiece The Play That Goes Wrong to Australia for the first time from February next year. Acclaimed with five star reviews and currently playing to packed houses in the West End this brilliant comedic piece will open in Melbourne on 22 February followed by Adelaide on 28 March, Sydney from 5 April, Canberra from 26 April 2017, Brisbane from 6 May 2017, and in Perth from 31 May 2017.

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 the odds to get to their final curtain call.

Co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields and directed by Mark Bell, The Play That Goes Wrong is a highly physical comedy packed with finely-tuned farce and Buster Keaton inspired slapstick delivered with split-second timing and ambitious daring.

Original London Mischief Director Mark Bell has been in Australia holding auditions to find a suitably incompetent bunch of actors to deliver Mischief Theatre’s trademark comic mayhem. The Australian cast will be announced shortly.

The Play That Goes Wrong got it absolutely right when right when it clinched a number of accolades including the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy 2015, BroadwayWorld UK Winner for Best New Play 2015 and WhatsOnStage Award Winner for Best New Comedy 2014. The critically acclaimed production continues to thrive in the West End playing to sold-out houses. Chaos will continue across the UK with a second nationwide tour, recently announced along with news that The Play That Goes Wrong is Broadway bound in 2017.

Mischief Theatre was founded in 2008 by a group of graduates of The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and began as an improvised comedy group. The company perform across the UK and internationally with improvised and original scripted work. This is Mischief’s first Australian Tourand they look forward to Going Wrong, upside down, on the other side of the world.

WHAT: The Play That Goes Wrong
WHEN: 05/04/2017 - 16/04/2017 (12:00 am)
WHERE: Roslyn Packer Theatre

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