The Olivier Award-winning production of The Play That Goes Wrong has announced a new cast for their sell-out run at the Duchess Theatre.
Bryony Corrigan will play Sandra, Laura Kirman takes on the role of Annie, James Marlow will star as Max, Chris Leask as Trevor, Leonard Cook as Robert, Harry Kershaw as Chris, Niall Ransome as Dennis, and Laurence Pears as Jonathan. Matt Cavendish, April Hughes, Sarah Madigan and Adam Byron join them on stage at the Duchess Theatre. The new cast will join the hilarious comedy from 18 August 2015.
Directed by Mark Bell, The Play That Goes Wrong opened in London’s West End back in 2013 and has enjoyed a wealth of award nominations and wins, including Best New Comedy at this year’s Laurence Olivier Awards.
Created by Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields and Henry Lewis of Mischief Theatre Company, The Play That Goes Wrong sees the fictitious Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society attempt to put on a murder mystery play in the style of The Mousetrap. However, the amateur group discover that putting on a play is not as easy as it looks. Everything that can go wrong on stage and off happens in a gloriously funny evening where these accident-prone wannabe actors battle against the odds to get through the play.
The Play That Goes Wrong first opened at The Old Red Lion fringe theatre in North London back in 2012, then transferring to the Trafalgar Studios where it played to packed houses and huge critical acclaim. So a transfer into the Duchess Theatre was the only logical step in September 2014.