BBC1 has commissioned a brand new six-part comedy series The Goes Wrong Show, based on the hit West End production The Play That Goes Wrong.
The six half-hour episodes will be written by and star original founders of the Mischief Theatre Company, which also adapted Peter Pan Goes Wrong for BBC1 in December 2016 and a sequel, A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong starring Sir Derek Jacobi and Dame Diana Rigg, which aired the following Christmas.
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The previous plays and television specials have followed the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society's various shambolic theatre productions, during which everything — from the set falling apart and onstage entrances, to actors butchering their lines — invariably goes wrong.
The new series will see the theatre group taking on another ambitious, and no doubt doomed, endeavour, held back by "prolific over-actor" Robert Grove, "screen-hogging" Sandra Wilkinson and the "artistically mistrusted" Dennis Tyde.
Of the new commission, co-writer and co-founder of Mischief Theatre Henry Lewis said that the company "can't wait to get started on making some truly terrible programmes".
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“Ever since we first began to make things go wrong all the way back in 2012 it has been a dream of ours to bring a series based on this joyful brand of humour to the screen," he said, "and so when the BBC commissioned The Goes Wrong Show it was a dream come true. We’re so grateful for this incredible opportunity and we can’t wait to get started on making some truly terrible programmes.
"We are still very short on equipment – if you have a camcorder we can borrow (in any condition) please do fax us.”
Filming on The Goes Wrong Show begins March 2019