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West End smash hit comedy comes to MK Theatre

Date Posted:17/04/2018

The Play That Goes WrongThe Play That Goes Wrong, the West End’s Olivier Award winning box office hit, sets off on its third major UK tour, visiting a whopping 37 venues nationwide. Back on the road, following the phenomenal success of its sell-out 2017 tour, the 2018 UK tour returns to Milton Keynes Theatre, Monday 23 – Saturday 28 April.

Winning eleven international awards, including the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and a 2017 Tony Award for its Broadway transfer, The Play That Goes Wrong continues to play to sold out houses in the West End, whilst enjoying its new status as Broadway’s longest running play. It is a remarkable rags-to-riches story for a play, which started its life at a London fringe venue with only four paying members of the public at the first performance, and has since played to an audience of almost one and a half million worldwide. In 2017, The Play That Goes Wrong played simultaneously in twelve countries.

Co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, The Play That Goes Wrong is a highly physical comedy packed with finely-tuned farce and Buster Keaton inspired slapstick delivered with split-second timing and ambitious daring. The play introduces The ‘Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’ who are attempting to put 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 get to their final curtain call.

“Why would all these regional theatres want a return visit of our little murder mystery show when last year’s tour went so badly wrong. I am at a loss to understand it." Producer, Kenny Wax.

Performances: Mon 23 – Sat 28 Apr. Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm
Price: From £15 (online/phone £16.90)
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