‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ Kicks Off Tour

Mischief Theatre’s award-winning ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ heads off on a national tour, starting right here in Northampton.

After the success of the 2017 sell-out tour, and a hugely popular week-long visit to the Derngate in 2014, the hilarious comedy heads back to the venue to kick off their 2018 tour with a 4 show run from Thursday 4th January, before heading off to more than 30 other venues countrywide.

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. Their other acclaimed productions include The Comedy About A Bank Robbery and Peter Pan Goes Wrong. They’ll be back on the BBC this Christmas with A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong.

Co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, The Play That Goes Wrong is a physical comedy about the ill-fated Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’s attempts to put on a 1920s’ murder mystery. But as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong does! Filled with daring slapstick-comedy and perfectly timed action, the show has won eleven international awards, including the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and the 2017 Tony Award for its Broadway transfer.

The Play That Goes Wrong is still selling out in the West End, and currently enjoying its status as the longest-running Broadway play.


The Play That Goes Wrong takes to the Derngate stage from Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 January, with performances at 7.30pm Thursday to Saturday and at 2.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets – priced from £16 to £33* – can be booked by calling Box Office on 01604 624811 or online at www.royalandderngate.co.uk.

* A charge of £3 applies for all transactions over £15. Does not apply to Groups, Friends or Disabled Patrons, and is per-transaction, not per ticket.

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