The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong will reopen at New World Stages in October. The Play That Goes Wrong tickets will be on sale soon.

The Olivier Award-winning comedy The Play That Goes Wrong is a raucous affair on stage and a real-life, rags-to-riches tale offstage. Created by a group of LAMDA graduates who formed a troupe by the name of Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong began its life on the London fringe with only four paying patrons, and then... did absolutely everything right.

The comedy evolved itself into a West End production that would ultimately win an Olivier Award in 2015. A Broadway transfer was granted to the original London stars, which officially opened at the Lyceum Theatre on April 2, 2017, following previews from March 9. The Broadway production enjoyed a lengthy run and finally played its closing performance on January 6, 2019.

The mishaps are set to continue, however, as The Play That Goes Wrong moves off-Broadway to New World Stages, delighting audiences with its signature brand of physical comedy from February 11, 2019.

The cast prior to theatres closing in March 2020 included Jesse Aaronson (as Max), Brent Bateman (as Robert), Bartley Booz (as Dennis), Jason Bowen (as Trevor), Max FitzRoy-Stone (as Jonathan), Matt Harrington (as Chris), Bianca Horn (as Annie), and Maggie Weston (as Sandra).

(Photos by Jeremy Daniel)

Running time: 
2hrs 5mins (including 1 intermission)
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About The Play That Goes Wrong:

The Play That Goes Wrong is a riotous comedy about the theatre. 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.

Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields
Kevin McCollum, J. J. Abrams, Kenny Wax, Stage Presence Ltd. and Catherine Schreiber
Matt DiCarlo
Jeremy Cunningham
Beth Lake
Nigel Hook
Roberto Surace
Cast list:
Jesse Aaronson (as Max), Ryan Vincent Anderson (as Trevor), Brent Bateman (as Robert), Bartley Booz (as Dennis), Matt Harrington (as Chris), Ashley N. Hildreth (as Annie), Chris Lanceley (as Jonathan), Maggie Weston (as Sandra), Damien Brett, Laura D’Andre, Ellie MacPherson, Sid Solomon
The Play That Goes Wrong Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
February 11, 2019
Opening date: 
February 20, 2019
Available from: 
October 15, 2021
Booking to: 
May 29, 2022

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Latest The Play That Goes Wrong News & Features

Photo credit: The Play That Goes Wrong (Photo by Jeremy Daniel)
‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ to recommence open-ended run at New World Stages in October
June 4, 2021

The off-Broadway production of The Play That Goes Wrong will resume its run at New World Stages this fall.

Mark Evans & Patrick Warner
5 Questions from Over the Pond: Mark Evans & Patrick Warner
November 29, 2018

As the Broadway premiere of The Play That Goes Wrong hurtles in a customary accident-prone fashion towards its final performance at the Lyceum Theatre on January 6, 2019, we thought it was high time this most delightful of British comedies take part in our "5 Questions from Over the Pond" feature! And what better way to celebrate all the intentional mishaps of Broadway's (currently) longest-running play than to pair up the two talented actors who are currently playing Chris Bean on both sides of the Atlantic?

Our The Play That Goes Wrong Review

Halfway through the first act of the hilarious off-Broadway staging of The Play That Goes Wrong, an actor who has grown wildly frustrated because of a missing prop turns to the audience and says, “Stop laughing! This isn’t television, I can see you.” The demand, naturally, only makes the audience laugh harder. And that is an impressive feat given that the chuckles had been pouring forth... Read more

There is always room in life for a good laugh. But these days, living in what I call a parallel universe where the government is a barrel of rabid monkeys led by a carnival barker, laughter is essential. And I have the perfect remedy for you – go see this play. There is NOTHING wrong with The Play That Goes Wrong. Unless you got something against laughing.