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The Play That Goes Wrong's original cast reunite for Manchester and Newcastle shows

Dave Hearn Greg Tannahill Henry Lewis Charlie Russell. Credit Jeremy Daniel
Dave Hearn Greg Tannahill Henry Lewis Charlie Russell. Credit Jeremy Daniel

The Play That Goes Wrong’s original cast are to reunite for two weeks only.

10 years after they first performed the play at The Old Red Lion Pub Theatre, the company will reprise their roles for the show’s UK tour.

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Rob Falconer (Trevor), Dave Hearn (Max), Henry Lewis (Robert), Charlie Russell (Sandra), Jonathan Sayer (Dennis), Henry Shields (Chris), Greg Tannahill (Jonathan) and Nancy Zamit (Annie) will all return to the show.

They will perform The Play That Goes Wrong to UK audiences for the first time in over five years at Opera House Manchester, 30 May – 4 June 2022, and Theatre Royal Newcastle, 6 – 11 June 2022.

Jonathan Sayer said: “We’re so excited to be going back into The Play That Goes Wrong. It’s such a special show for us all and we really can’t wait to perform again and make people laugh in two amazing cities!”

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Producer Kenny Wax added: “I’m just sorry for everyone involved – especially the audiences.”

A play within a play, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the hapless members of the fictitious Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society as they attempt to stage a performance of The Murder at Haversham Manor, a 1920s murder mystery play.

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, the associate director is Sean Turner and the resident director is Amy Milburn. The Play That Goes Wrong is produced in the West End by Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence Ltd.

Alongside the tour, the show continues to run in the West End.

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