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Preview: The Play That Goes Wrong, Storyhouse Chester

Ahead of our review on Monday 29th January, here is a little more information about one of the funniest and well received performances out of the West End. Ladies and gentlemen, Storyhouse Chester presents The Play That Goes Wrong

Image courtesy of Bill Elms

Storyhouse Chester presents, The Play That Goes Wrong, a multi-award winning performance that is currently on a worldwide tour.

Having been a West End smash-hit from the London based Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong has won awards the calibre of The Olivier 2015 Awards Best New Comedy and the Whatsonstage 2014 Awards Best New Comedy, and you can see it in all its glory right in the heart of Chester.

“The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting 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 reach their final curtain call, hilarious results ensue.”

The Play That Goes Wrong has been hailed and praised as being “a gut-busting hit” by the New York Times and has received rave reviews and celebrity endorsements from the likes of Joanna Lumley, who said; “[We] laughed until the tears ran down our faces, it has to be seen.”

Another celebrity endorsement came from iTV star duo, Ant and Dec who said the play was “the funniest show [they’d] seen! If you can get a ticket, go!”

And go you should, especially as you can pick up a ticket for as little as £16.50 from the Storyhouse Chester website as part of the theatre’s Spring Season.

The Play That Goes Wrong will be in Storyhouse from Monday 29th January until Saturday 3rd February, with matinee performances on Wednesday 31st and Saturday 3rd. Evening performances start at 7:30pm (matinee at 2:30) with a duration of approximately 120 minutes / 2 hours, with a 20-minute interval.

For more information, check out the Storyhouse website or The Play That Goes Wrong‘s official website. And to keep up to date with the latest news and information all things TPTGW, check out their official Twitter and Facebook sites.

More about Mischief Theatre;

Mischief Theatre was founded in 2008 by a group of graduates of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and began as an improvised comedy group. The company performs across the UK and internationally with improvised and original scripted work.

The company, which is also behind The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, playing at London’s Criterion Theatre, made its television debut last Christmas with a TV production of its festive hit Peter Pan Goes Wrong, filmed in front of a live studio audience and featuring guest star David Suchet as the narrator.

Mischief Theatre is led by Artistic Director Henry Lewis and Company Director Jonathan Sayer. The Play That Goes Wrong is directed by Mark Bell, with set designs by Nigel Hook, lighting by Ric Mountjoy and costumes by Roberto Surace. It is produced in the West End and on tour by Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence Ltd.

About James Wright (21 Articles)
I enjoy writing about anything and everything. From comic books to video games to films and TV. Heck, I've even reviewed live theatre before now. There's plenty of content out there, and it all has to be covered by somebody!

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