Last Updated on 15th October 2021
The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are still the laughing stock of London’s West End as the subjects of Mischief Theatre’s The Play That Goes Wrong. Seven years on and another cast are preparing to end their careers by joining the cast of this long-running nightmare.
The Play That Goes Wrong which recently celebrated its 7th birthday at the Duchess Theatre has now become a worldwide joke as the show starts embarrassing itself in front of audiences around the world. In 2021, the play became the longest-running play at the Duchess Theatre where it has now played 2480 performances. Producers assure us they are getting closer to getting it rightish at some point soon.
This year those choosing to show their ineptitude include Oliver Clayton as Jonathan, Elena Valentine (from 9 November) Tom Bulpett and Damen James add to the chaos from 40 November.
The full cast trying to get it right include Blayar Benn (Trevor), Tom Bulpett (Chris), Oliver Clayton (Jonathan), Michael Keane (Dennis), David Kirkbride (Robert), Jack Michael Stacey (Max), Ciara Morris (Annie), Elena Valentine (Sandra).
The Play That Goes Wrong company is completed by Rosemarie Akwafo, Euan Bennet, Colin Burnicle, Sally Cheng and Damien James.
The Play That Goes Wrong is co-written by Mischief company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields and is directed by Mark Bell, with set designs by Nigel Hook, costumes by Roberto Surace, lighting by Ric Mountjoy, original music by Rob Falconer, sound design by Andy Johnson and the associate director is Sean Turner. The Play That Goes Wrong is produced in the West End by Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence Ltd.
Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and a Tony Award for the Broadway transfer, the hit comedy continues to delight audiences in the West End. The show’s success is a testament to the hard work and determination of a group of drama school graduates who became friends, set up a company under the name ‘Mischief’ and created an extraordinary body of work. The Play That Goes Wrong shows no signs of slowing down since its first performance at a London fringe venue with only four paying customers. Since then, it has played to an audience of over two million and now has productions in over 30 countries.