Olivier Award winning play to be staged in Southampton in February

THE Play That Goes Wrong, the Olivier Award-winning box office hit, will return to Mayflower Theatre in February with socially distanced seating.

Awarded the 2014 WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Comedy, the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and a Tony Award for the Broadway transfer, The Play That Goes Wrong was enjoying its sixth year in the West End earlier this year and continued to delight audiences across the UK and around the world.

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 more than 30 countries.

The play features the (fictional) Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society who are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong … does! As the accident prone thespians battle against all the odds to reach their final curtain call, hilarious results ensue!

Mischief’s other West End successes include Peter Pan Goes Wrong, A Comedy About A Bank Robbery and Magic Goes Wrong; and last year saw a brand new six-part TV series for BBC One: The Goes Wrong Show, written and performed by the original founding Mischief Theatre members.

The Play That Goes Wrong will run from February 2 to 7.

Tickets are available from mayflower.org.uk or 023 8071 1811.