The Goes Wrong... team tackle the Nativity | The greatest story ever mistold

The Goes Wrong... team tackle the Nativity

The greatest story ever mistold

The Goes Wrong.. team are to return to BBC One this Christmas with a festive special.

Their version of the Nativity story was written by and stars the original founding Mischief Theatre members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields alongside Nancy Zamit, Charlie Russell, Bryony Corrigan, Greg Tannahill, Dave Hearn and Chris Leask.

The premise of the half-hour show is that a corporate sponsor has stepped up to fund a new production following the BBC's refusal to pay for any more of the Cornley Dramatic Society’s work. 

But, of course, the show descends into chaos; an ingenious pop-up book set proves a physical danger to both cast and crew, the Angel Gabriel develops a firework obsession, the actors inside a donkey have a terrible falling out resulting in unnecessary nudity and  the baby Jesus is eaten by a sheep. 

The first six-part Goes Wrong series launched last year with a Christmas special, and a second rub has already been commissioned. Their TV debut, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, aired at the end of 2016.

The Nativity show was announced as part of BBC One’s festive schedule to day, that also includes the previously announced Christmas special for Ghosts, plus  Not Going Out, with Lee Mack and Bobby Ball, Mrs Brown's Boys and King Gary – as well as three new mini-episodes of the Vicar Of Dibley.

  • Mischief Theatre are also returning to the West End stage his festive season with Mischief Movie Night, in which the team improvise a full film based on the genre, location and title suggested by the audience. The season kicks off  at the Vaudeville Theatre on December 9 and runs until the end of January. Tickets.

Published: 24 Nov 2020

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