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Extension for The Play That Goes Wrong as Bend It like Beckham Announces Closure

Friday, 15th Jan 2016  

It’s that time again when we turn out attention to the shows that have either added new dates or decided to close their doors.

On this occasion it is The Play That Goes Wrong and Bend It Like Beckham that enter our spotlight as both shows make an announcement connected to their future in the West End. The Former adds new dates so that audiences have performances to choose from extending for more than a year, whilst the latter reveals that March 2016 will mark its closure.

The Play That Goes Wrong is the work of the Mischief Theatre and has been one of the most popular comedies in the West End since it opened back in 2014. The producers will have many reasons to celebrate in coming months as well as the Criterion Theatre will soon be the home of their next show The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. Add to that the Christmas season that included performances of Peter Pan Goes Wrong and you have the make-up of a good year for those involved.

The Play That Goes Wrong follows the exploits of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society as they attempt to put on a show with disastrous consequences.

The production remains at the Duchess Theatre in London’s West End and is now booking, thanks to the extension, for performances up to Sunday 26th February 2017.

Bend It Like Beckham, meanwhile, is one of the latest musical adaptations of a well known film to make it in the capital. The show opened in June last year and has been taking booking into the early part of this year, but now the show has announced that it will come to an close rather than extend, meaning that audiences have until March 2016 to see it.

The show follows the character of Jess as she decides to embark on a career in football, following her passion instead of following the desires of her family.

For the time being the musical continues at the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End but comes to an end on Saturday 5th March 2016.

Chris Packer
Chris Packer Chris Packer has been writing about the West End for many years and wishes this knowledge would help him win some pub quizzes. When he’s not writing about the newest shows he’s probably watching films or anticipating the latest releases.

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