The Play That Goes Wrong

A co-production with WaterTower Theatre
by Henry Lewis, Henry Shields & Jonathan Sayer
2015 Olivier Award Winner - Best New Comedy
Feb 16, 2023 to Mar 12, 2023

Welcome to the opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), the whole evening is a disastrous smash. Chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania, this classic murder mystery is sure to bring down the house!

“Boy does it hit the funny bone…a rising tide of hysteria” - Time Out (London)

Performance Schedule: 

The Play That Goes Wrong at Stage West runs
Feb 16 through Mar 12
Thursdays 7:30
Fridays 8:00
Saturdays 3:00 and 8:00
Sundays 3:00 AND, ADDED, 7:30 on Mar 5 and 12!
Additional performances: 3:00 Saturday matinees throughout the run, and 7:30 Wednesday shows on Feb 22, Mar 1, Mar 8
ASL Interpretation: Thursday, Mar 2
Post Show Conversations: Friday, Feb 24 - featuring Christina Cranshaw (Assistant Director/Dialect Coordinator) and Mitchell Stephens (Assistant Director/Fight and Staging Choreographer) and Saturday, Mar 4 (following the evening performance) - featuring Harry Parker (Director) and Alejandro Saucedo (Assistant Director)
Playbill | Rated PG Synopsis | Language


Jonathan, plays Charles Haversham – Drew Denton
Chris, Director and plays Inspector Carter – Parker Gray*
Sandra, plays Florence Colleymoore – Alison Whitehurst*
Annie, Stage Manager – Hannah Bell**
Dennis, plays Perkins – Mark Shum*
Max, plays Cecil Haversham and Arthur the gardner – Zak Reynolds*
Trevor, Light and Sound Operator – Francisco Grifaldo
Robert, plays Thomas Colleymoore – Blake Henri

Understudies:  Micah Brooks**, Christina Cranshaw, Mitchell Stephens

*Member, Actors' Equity Association       **Equity Membership Candidate

Production Staff: 

Director - Harry Parker
Set Design/Technical Director – Bryan Stevenson
Lighting Design – Aaron Johansen
Costume Design – Aaron Patrick DeClerk
Sound Design – Emilee Biles
Props/Set Décor – Lynn Lovett
​Production Stage Manager – Christopher Treviño
Assistant Director - Alejandro Saucedo
Assistant Director/Fight Choreographer – Mitchell Stephens
Assistant Director/Dialect Coordinator – Christina Cranshaw
Assistant Stage Manager – Breanna Gaddis
Associate Technical Director – Conor Clark
Master Carpenter/Scenic Artist – Allen Dean 
Running Crew - Ben Bryant, Colin Wintersole

About the Author: 

Henry Shields, Henry Lewis, and Jonathan Sayer met while training at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). All core members of Mischief Theatre, they had already worked in comedy together for several years before they started out as a writing team. The three’s first piece was The Play That Goes Wrong (winner – Best New Comedy – Olivier Awards and What’s On Stage Awards). The show started out on the London and Edinburgh fringe before touring the UK and internationally and then returning to the West End in September 2014, where it is still running. It also played on Broadway and had a US tour in 2018, and has been performed in over 20 other countries around the world. Peter Pan Goes Wrong was the trio’s second piece, opening in November 2014 for a UK tour before a hugely successful West End season in Christmas 2015. Henry, Henry, and Jonathan adapted the script of Peter Pan Goes Wrong for the BBC, which was filmed with the original West End cast and broadcast to rave reviews on New Year’s Eve. They were invited back to wreak more havoc at the BBC in 2017 with Christmas Carol Goes Wrong on BBC1. The Comedy About A Bank Robbery marks their third writing project as a trio and earned them another Olivier Nomination. @mischiefcomedy and