Madcap Mania at the Highest Level
Theater productions are carefully staged so that every cue of lights, sound or staging come together into a perfect whole. Add wonderful writing and great actors and magic happens. Or at least, that’s the way it’s supposed to work. But what happens when the best laid plans go awry?
SHN is proud to present the Tony Award-winning THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, August 13-18 at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre. The Associated Press describes it as “madcap mania with Monty Python in its blood. It cranks the chaos up to 11”.
Co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is a riotous comedy about the theatre. The play introduces The ‘Cornley University Drama Society’ who are 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.
Entertainment Weekly calls THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG “Hilarious! Non-stop pandemonium.” The Huffington Post calls it “The funniest play Broadway has ever seen!” And the New York Post says it’s “Broadway’s funniest and longest-running play! Nothing is as fall down funny. GO.”
The Play That Goes Wrong received a 2017 Tony Award for Best Set Design, Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Play, and the Theater Fans Choice Award for Best Play. Awarded the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, 2014 WhatsOnStage Best New Comedy and 2015 UK BroadwayWorld Best New Play Awards, The Play That Goes Wrong is now in its third year in New York, fourth year in the West End and is currently on a tour and playing on six continents. The producers have avoided Antarctica for fear of a frosty reception.