I’ve been looking forward to seeing this show for some time as I’ve heard so many good things about it. The Lowry offered me two press night tickets so me and my mother-in-law took our seats.
Mischief Theatre was founded in 2008 by a group of LAMDA students. Since then the company has written and performed in the West End all over the world including the well known The Comedy of a Bank Robber and Grown Ups.
Written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, The Play That Goes Wrong won Best New Comedy at the 2015 Laurence Olivier Awards. One of the writers, Jonathan Sayer is originally from Manchester, he even went to my school!
The Play That Goes Wrong is a classic 1920’s whodunnit play- a murder in a country manor and the local inspector must find the murderer. The Cornley Drama society seem more accident prone than professional actors! Right from the off is full of moments of slapstick and terribly funny, ridiculous puns.
The Play That Goes Wrong is on at The Lowry now. Starting Monday 23rd August, another Mischief Theatre show Grown Ups will be at The Lowry too. For more information see here.