Hailed as “a gut-busting hit” by the New York Times, ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ is en route from the West-End and Broadway to Newcastle’s illustrious Theatre Royal, arriving in the North East early this month.
The multi-award-winning smash hit comedy returns to Newcastle a year on from its sell-out success in January 2017. Written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields of Mischief Theatre Company, ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ remains remarkably true to its name. The 1920’s murder mystery has earned 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.”
Now playing in Newcastle, ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ has enjoyed four years of success playing in the West-End and has earned a range of coveted theatre awards. In 2015, the comedy production earned the title of Olivier Award winner for Best New Comedy and most recently earned a Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play in 2017.
“The multi-award-winning smash hit comedy returns to Newcastle a year on from its sell-out success in January 2017”
Mischief Theatre Company additionally wrote the comedy Peter Pan Goes Wrong which hit London’s beloved Apollo Theatre in the winter of 2015. The premise synonymous to their production of ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’, featuring the original cast reprising similar roles destructing the J.M Barrie classic Peter Pan through amateurism and personal rivalries.
This brilliantly funny comedy is not to be missed and its run here in the North East this month is guaranteed to bring a night full of belly-aching laughter – be sure to buy tickets while you can.
‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ runs at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal from Monday 2nd – Saturday 7th July. Tickets, starting at £21.00 per person, can be purchased online at theatreroyal.com or by contacting the Theatre Royal Box Office on 0844811212. Just to note: the performance contains loud explosions.