The Play That Goes Wrong is coming to Bristol Hippodrome this summer

The Play That Goes Wrong is coming to Bristol Hippodrome this summer

Posted on: 28 Mar 2022

The multi-award-winning play, presented by Mischief Theatre Company, is returning to Bristol after a slew of sell-out appearances.


The 2012 play, hailed as “a gut-busting hit” by the New York Times, will be back at Bristol Hippodrome between Monday 4 and Saturday 9 July.


After debuting at a fringe venue in Walthamstow, the production in which ‘everything that could go wrong, does’ is back after a string of worldwide performances.


Tickets for the Bristol run are available from the event page now.



The fictitious Cornley Drama Society - fresh off the back of hits such as ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ and ‘James and the Giant Peach’ - are performing the equally fictitious ‘The Murder at Haversham Manor’, a 1920s murder mystery.


As the title suggests, the play within a play does not go according to plan; a plethora of shocking (and often slapstick) disasters occur – causing riotous chaos all around.


Having premiered in London in 2012, ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ proved immensely popular and moved to the West End a mere two years later. 


Since then, the play has achieved success including two years on Broadway, an Australian tour in 2017 and a US tour in 2018 as well as winning Best New Comedy at the 2015 Laurence Olivier Awards.


Founded by the play’s directors (Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields), Mischief Theatre began doing improvised comedy shows in 2008. However, the theatre group have gone on to not only created ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ but also the BBC TV series, ‘The Goes Wrong Show’.

As well the run at Bristol Hippodrome, 2022 will see the production appear at theatres in Bath, Mold, Southend, Leicester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Cardiff, Plymouth, Sheffield, Hull, Milton Keynes, Dartford and Guildford.


To find more information about this tour, visit ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ website.


Tickets for the play’s run in Bristol between 4 and 9 July can be found on the event page, head to the Hippodrome section of the ATG website to find out what’s coming up at the theatre.

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Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and he spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city, immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturdays are spent watching his team both home and away.