The Play That Goes Wrong is bound for Australia

Ready for some harmless chaos? Mischief Theatre (an Olivier Award winning company!) are bringing their stuff of comedy legend, The Play That Goes Wrong, to Australia for the very first time.

Currently playing to packed houses in the West End, it’ll open here in Melbourne on 22 February, followed by a season in Adelaide from 28 March, Sydney from 5 April, Canberra from 26 April 2017, Brisbane from 6 May 2017, and in Perth from 31 May 2017.

The Play That Goes Wrong - London Cast
The Play That Goes Wrong – London Cast

Meet ‘The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’! They are attempting to put on a 1920s murder mystery, but everything that can go wrong does go wrong as these accident-prone thespians battle on against all the odds to get to their final curtain call.

Co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields and directed by Mark Bell, The Play That Goes Wrong is described as “a highly physical comedy packed with finely-tuned farce and Buster Keaton inspired slapstick delivered with split-second timing and ambitious daring.”
London Mischief Director Mark Bell has been in Australia holding auditions to find a suitably incompetent bunch of actors to deliver Mischief Theatre’s trademark comic mayhem. The Australian cast will be announced shortly.

Mischief Theatre was founded in 2008 by a group of graduates of The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and began as an improvised comedy group. The company perform across the UK and internationally with improvised and original scripted work. This is Mischief’s first Australian Tour and they look forward to Going Wrong, upside down, on the other side of the world.

For tickets and more information about the tour, visit its website. Stay up to date with The Play That Goes Wrong on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @playgoeswrongAU.


Cassie Tongue

Cassie is a theatre critic and arts writer in Sydney, and was the deputy editor of AussieTheatre. She has written for The Guardian, Time Out Sydney, Daily Review, and BroadwayWorld Australia. She is a voter for the Sydney Theatre Awards.

Cassie Tongue

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