The West End’s Olivier Award-winning box office hit The Play That Goes Wrong returns to Oxford this month.
The comedy stops off at the Oxford Playhouse from Monday, January 22 until Saturday, January 27, as part of a UK tour.
The play is set around The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society who are attempting to put on a 1920s’ murder mystery.
But everything that can go wrong does, doors stick, floors collapse, props fall from the walls, actors forget their lines, miss cues and one even gets knocked unconscious, all as the accident-prone thespians battle on against all the odds to get to their final curtain call.
The show has won 11 international awards, including the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and a 2017 Tony Award for its Broadway transfer.
The Play That Goes Wrong is a highly physical comedy packed with finely-tuned farce and Buster Keaton inspired slapstick delivered with split-second timing.
Directed by Mark Bell and co-written by Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong is a remarkable rags-to-riches story.
It started its life at a London fringe venue with only four paying audience members at the first performance, and has since played to almost one-and-a-half million people worldwide.
Tickets for The Play That Goes Wrong at Oxford Playhouse start at £10 and are available from the ticket office on 01865 305305 or go to oxfordplayhouse.com.