Oliver Llewellyn-Jenkins and More Join The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre
Ask audiences to name one of the best comedies in the West End and chances are they will mention the hit show The Pay That Goes Wrong, the successful production from the Mischief Theatre Company that is playing at the Duchess Theatre. The production has won over both audiences and critics since it opened back in 2014 and has spawned two follow ups during that time as well – Peter Pan Goes Wrong (over the recent Christmas period) and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery that continues at the Criterion Theatre.
But some changes are on the way. The production will be gaining an entirely new cast this month, with Oliver Llewellyn-Jenkins among them, as well as Adam Byron, Joanna Ferguson, Drew Dillon, Fred Gray, Daniel Millar, April Hughes, Hayden Wood, Lindsey Scott, George Haynes, Katy Daghorn and Adam Boakes.
The Play That Goes Wrong presents us with the opening night of a production by the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society. But as this murder-mystery unfolds more and more problems arise. Actors forget their lines, the scenery isn’t up to scratch and, for some, even consciousness is a problem.
By the end of the month the role of Jonathan will be played by Oliver Llewellyn-Jenkins and he joins the production having previously appeared onstage in shows like The Hairy Ape at the Old Vic Theatre and The Twits at the Royal Court Theatre, in addition to television programmes. So he brings plenty of experience to the stage as he steps into the chaotic world of The Play That Goes Wrong.
Penned by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, The Play That Goes Wrong has won a Laurence Olivier Award and has been seen around the country.
The production is currently booking at the Duchess Theatre for performances up to Sunday 26th February 2017, with the new cast taking over from Wednesday 29th June 2016. Meanwhile, sequel show The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is booking at the Criterion Theatre until Sunday 23rd April 2017.