EASTBOURNE Theatres are very excited to share that it’s not long now until live theatre can return to our stages!

And the first show? The Play That Goes Wrong, the Olivier Award-winning box office hit, is delighted to announce today that it will return to Eastbourne, playing at the Congress Theatre from Monday 18 to Saturday 23 January 2021 with socially distanced seating.

Tickets go on sale to the public from 10am Monday 23 November 2020!

Awarded the 2014 WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Comedy, the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and a Tony Award for the Broadway transfer, The Play That Goes Wrong was enjoying its sixth year in the West End and continues to delight audiences across the UK and around the world. The show’s success is a testament to the hard work and determination of a group of drama school graduates who became friends, set up a company under the name ‘Mischief’ and created an extraordinary body of work. The Play That Goes Wrong shows no signs of slowing down since its first performance at a London fringe venue with only four paying customers. Since then, it has played to an audience of over two million and now has productions in over 30 countries.

The play features the (fictional) Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society who are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong … does! As the accident prone thesps battle against all the odds to reach their final curtain call, hilarious results ensue!

Mischief’s other West End successes include Peter Pan Goes Wrong, A Comedy About A Bank Robbery and Magic Goes Wrong; and last year saw a brand new six-part TV series for BBC One: The Goes Wrong Show, written and performed by the original founding Mischief Theatre members.

The Play That Goes Wrong is co-written by Mischief company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields and is directed by Mark Bell, with set designs by Nigel Hook, costumes by Roberto Surace, lighting by Ric Mountjoy and sound design by Andy Johnson. The Play That Goes Wrong is produced by Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence Ltd. Tour casting to be announced.

Tickets priced £22 -£35 can be booked online at eastbournetheatres.co.uk from 10am Monday 23 November 2020 and via a reduced Box Office phone service on 01323 412000. Box Office is closed for in person sales until the lockdown is lifted, the phone line is currently open Mon – Fri 9.30am-5pm. We can’t wait to welcome back our live theatre audience!