The Olivier Award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong has announced that it will return to the Duchess Theatre, its home for the last six years, from 19 November 2020.
Producers Kenny Wax and Stage Presence Ltd say,
“The Play That Goes Wrong has been a tonic for people’s spirits since first appearing seven years ago. We know how many thousands of performances have been on stage, how many people have bought tickets and how many hundreds of people have been employed.
Laughter has the power to bring people together across all divides, reduces tensions and produces joy. And we know how lacking all of those have been these challenging past six months.
So we count ourselves fortunate that our show is of a size where it is possible to re-open now, and while playing to the smaller-sized audience that social distancing requires, costs can just about be covered. Tickets from £15, Laughs priceless.”
Audience capacity has been reduced to comply with COVID-19 Secure guidelines for social distancing plus robust risk mitigation. In addition to hand sanitation, face coverings and track and trace, other measures will include contactless tickets, temperature testing and the deep clean and sanitation of the theatre. The Authors and the Director will be looking at various moments in the play in terms of rewrites and restaging to comply with Government guidelines. For further information please visit www.nimaxtheatres.com/covid-19-secure/
Alongside this, The Play That Goes Wrong also announces today that the UK touring cast will play a strictly limited Christmas season at Theatre Royal Bath, from 17 December 2020 to 10 January 2021.
Awarded the 2014 WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Comedy, the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and a Tony Award for the Broadway transfer, The Play That Goes Wrong continues to delight audiences in the West End. The show’s success is a testament to the hard work and determination of a group of drama school graduates who became friends, set up a company under the name ‘Mischief’ and created an extraordinary body of work. The Play That Goes Wrong shows no signs of slowing down since its first performance at a London fringe venue with only four paying customers. Since then, it has played to an audience of over two million and now has productions in over 30 countries.
The West End cast includes:
David Kirkbride Robert
Ross Green Chris
Ciara Morris Annie
Milo Clarke Max
Michael Keane Dennis
Blayar Benn Trevor
Elan James Jonathan
Ellie Morris Sandra
The understudies are Tom Bulpett, Oliver Clayton, Antonia Salib and Jack Michael Stacey.