We love the story of Mischief Theatre’s The Play That Goes Wrong.
The theatre company met and formed at LAMDA, created The Play That Goes Wrong and secured a run at one of London’s best loved pub theatres, the Old Red Lion Theatre. There, despite its fatalistic name, the show’s professional debut went very well indeed. A transfer to London’s lovably petite Trafalgar Studios 2 followed before, due to all the people falling over laughing – and they were sitting down, so impressive indeed – it headed to the West End’s Duchess Theatre, where its tale of the absolute worst amateur dramatics group ever continues to have audiences in stitches.
The success story reached its peak at last year’s Olivier Awards with MasterCard when the team won the Best New Comedy Award, soon announcing new offshoot shows Peter Pan Goes Wrong and the soon-to-open The Comedy About A Bank Robbery.
This year, while Peter Pan Goes Wrong finds itself in the running for Best New Comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong could also find itself on a shortlist as one of the 16 eligible shows for this year’s publically voted for Magic Radio Audience Award.
Watch the video above to hear from two of the show’s current stars Leonard Cook and Bryony Corrigan explaining why the show is so special and deserves your all-important vote.