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The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong
15 September 2016

​Members booking opens 10am on Friday 16 September

General booking opens 10am on Wednesday 21 September

The Play That Goes Wrong, the West End’s current Olivier Award winning box office hit, comes to Salisbury Playhouse for just 8 performances from 27 February to 4 March 2017 as part of a major national tour.

Awarded the 2014 Whatsonstage.com Best New Comedy and the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong is now enjoying its second year in the West End, where it continues to play to sold-out houses. 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 over a quarter of a million.

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.

The Producer Kenny Wax says: “The Play That Goes Wrong has been licensed to 25 countries, currently playing in Japan, Hungary and Paris – as well as in London. It goes to prove that audiences come to the theatre to be entertained and that the fun to be had in watching brilliantly plotted physical comedy is universal.”

The Play That Goes Wrong is directed by Mark Bell, with set designs by Nigel Hook, lighting by Ric Mountjoy and costumes by Roberto Surace.  Tour cast to be announced. The Play That Goes Wrong is produced in the West End and on tour by Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence Ltd.

The Play That Goes Wrong goes on general sale at 10am on Wednesday 21 September. For tickets or more information please contact the Ticket Office on 01722 320333 or visit the show page