The Play That Goes Wrong Returns to London's Duchess Theatre June 18 | Playbill

International News The Play That Goes Wrong Returns to London's Duchess Theatre June 18 The comedy is also set to resume performances Off-Broadway in October.
The Play That Goes Wrong Helen Murray

The international hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong returns to London's Duchess Theatre beginning June 18.

The Duchess Theatre reopens in line with current U.K. government guidelines plus robust risk mitigation. Preventative measures include a health questionnaire to be emailed 48 hours in advance of the performance, contactless tickets, compulsory masks, hand sanitization stations throughout the building, deep clean and building sanitation, and additional entrances and exits. For more information visit

The London company includes Blayar Benn, Ross Green, Elan James, Michael Keane, David Kirkbride, Jack Michael Stacey, Ciara Morris, and Ellie Morris with understudies Rosemarie Akwafo, Euan Bennet, Colin Burnicle, Sally Cheng, and Oliver Clayton.

READ: U.K. Postpones Reopening Roadmap; West End Theatres Will No Longer Reopen in Full in June

Producers Kenny Wax and Stage Presence Ltd. said in an earlier statement, "The shortest emotional distance between two people is a laugh. So, we're delighted to have the chance to bring people together again. It's going to be very emotional. In a good way."

The production is directed by Mark Bell, with set designs by Nigel Hook, costumes by Roberto Surace, lighting by Ric Mountjoy, and sound design by Andy Johnson. Co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields, The Play That Goes Wrong introduces The Cornley University Drama Society, which is attempting to put on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong does as the accident-prone thespians battle on against all odds to get to their final curtain call.

The Play That Goes Wrong began performances on Broadway March 9, 2017, playing 27 previews and 745 performances. The play subsequently played Off-Broadway's New World Stages, where it will reopen October 15. The Broadway production received the 2017 Tony Award for Best Set Design.

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