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The 2018/2019 cast of The Play That Goes Wrong

Katie Bernstein, Jason Callender, Edward Judge, Alastair Kirton, Edward Howells, Meg Mortell, Graeme Rooney, and Patrick Warner in The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong staggers on to April 2019 with a new cast

Carly-Ann Clements

By Carly-Ann Clements Published 21 March 2018

Though things might not be all right on the night for the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, things are going very well for Mischief Theatre. The hilarious The Play That Goes Wrong is extending its run at the Duchess Theatre to 7 April 2019. In addition to the new booking period – which sees the show stumble into its fifth year – a new cast of unlucky actors has been announced.

From 28 March 2018, Katie Bernstein will play Annie, Jason Callender will play Jonathan, Edward Judge will play Robert, Alastair Kirton will play Max, Edward Howells will play Dennis, Meg Mortell will play Sandra, Graeme Rooney will play Trevor, and Patrick Warner will play Chris at the Duchess Theatre. The company will be completed by Natasha Culley, Matthew Howell, Helana Muir and James Watterson.

The Play That Goes Wrong follows the hapless but enthusiastic amateur dramatics company, Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society. While the group attempt to stage a production of a 1920s murder mystery, things don’t go as smoothly as they were hoping as the play. In fact, like the title implies, the play quite literally goes wrong.

Awarded the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, plus a Tony Award for its Broadway transfer, The Play That Goes Wrong’s clumsy cast and crew show no signs of slowing down. The accident-filled, belly laugh-inducing show which started at a London fringe venue with only four paying customers at the first performance is still enchanting West End audiences. The slapstick farce has now played to over a million people worldwide. And this Autumn, The Play That Goes Wrong will be playing in 12 countries simultaneously.

Mischief Theatre’s other production, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, is currently at the Criterion Theatre. The company is led by Artistic Director Henry Lewis and Company Director Jonathan Sayer.

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