The Play That Goes Wrong is playing at the Lyceum Theatre located at 149 West 45th Street. It runs two hours with one intermission. The play is open ended.
The play premiere at the Old Red Lion Theatre in London in 2012 moved to Trafalgar Studios in 2013, and opened at the Duchess Theatre in the West End on September 14, 2014. It is still running there. The show won Best New Comedy at the 2015 Laurence Olivier Awards. In 2017 it won a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Best Scenic Design of a play.
Trevor (Rob Falconer) is in charge of sound effects for the play and Annie (Nancy Zamit) are in charge of the set. They walk around the audience making comments to them.
Chris (Henry Shields) comes on stage to tell the audience about the murder mystery they are about to see. This is the first time he is directing a play. He apologizes to the 654 people who thought they had gotten tickets for Hamilton but instead they got this play. But he says I’m sure you will enjoy this murder mystery.
The characters are the murdered victim Jonathan (Greg Tannahill), his finance Sandra (Charlie Russell), her brother Robert (Henry Lewis), Johnathan’s brother Max (Dave Hearn), The Butler; Dennis (Johnathan Sayer) and The Inspector; Chris (Henry Shields).
That’s all I am going to tell you. I don’t want to spoil it for you. All I will say if it anything can go wrong during the play it does. This is a director’s worse nightmare.
Generally I’m not a comedy theatre person. This is the funniest show I have seen in a long time. The audience gets involved too!
This is a must see show. It will make you feel happy when you leave.
The cast is awesome.
Nigel Hook has created a brilliant set, well deserving of the awards he has received.
Review by Rozanna Radakovich
Photos by Annazor.
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