Mischief Theatre to cause chaos at the Bristol Hippodrome in newest play

PUBLISHED: 14:00 13 January 2018

The Play That Goes Wrong will be at the Bristol Hippodrome in July. Picture: Robert Day

The Play That Goes Wrong will be at the Bristol Hippodrome in July. Picture: Robert Day

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An Olivier Award-winning West End smash hit show will cause chaos at a West Country theatre this year.

The Play That Goes Wrong will be at the Bristol Hippodrome in July. Picture: Robert DayThe Play That Goes Wrong will be at the Bristol Hippodrome in July. Picture: Robert Day

Back on the road following its phenomenal sell-out success of the 2017 tour, The Play That Goes Wrong will visit 34 venues nationwide, with a one-week stop-off at Bristol’s Hippodrome theatre.

The show has scooped up 11 international awards, including the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and a 2017 Tony Award for its Broadway transfer.

The remarkable rags-to-riches show started life at a London fringe venue with only four paying members of the public but has now been seen by almost one and a half million people worldwide.

The play introduces The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society which is attempting to put on a 1920s murder mystery but, as the title suggests, everything which can go wrong does, as the accident prone cast battles on against all the odds to reach their final curtain call.

The Play That Goes Wrong will be at the Bristol Hippodrome in July. Picture: Robert DayThe Play That Goes Wrong will be at the Bristol Hippodrome in July. Picture: Robert Day

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

Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields from Mischief Theatre co-wrote the show.

The company was founded in 2008 by a group of graduates from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and began as an improvised comedy group.

The group made their TV debut in December 2016 on the BBC with Peter Pan Goes Wrong and returned again this Christmas with their newest production, A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong, which saw more than four million people tune in to watch it on New Year’s Eve.

The Play That Goes Wrong will be at the Bristol Hippodrome in July. Picture: Robert DayThe Play That Goes Wrong will be at the Bristol Hippodrome in July. Picture: Robert Day

The show has been hailed ‘a gut-busting hit’ by the New York Times and has won a host of celebrity endorsements from the likes of Joanna Lumley to Ant and Dec, who called it ‘the funniest show they had seen’.

This hilarious show will have you in stitches with stomach cramps from laughing so much.

The Play That Goes Wrong will be at the Bristol Hippodrome, in St Augustines Parade in Bristol, at 7.30pm from July 16-21.

There will be two additional 2.30pm performances on July 18 and 21.

The Play That Goes Wrong will be at the Bristol Hippodrome in July. Picture: Robert DayThe Play That Goes Wrong will be at the Bristol Hippodrome in July. Picture: Robert Day

Tickets, priced £15-35.40, are available from www.atgtickets.com/bristol or on 08448 713012.

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