The Play What I Wrote Broadway

This comedy from London revolves around Hamish, who no longer wants to be part of his double comedy act with Sean. Instead he wants to see the play that he has written, A Tight Squeeze for the Scarlet Pimple, properly mounted on the Broadway stage. But before that can happen he needs a major star to play the supporting role to his lead. The Play What I Wrote stars Sean Foley, Hamish McColl and Toby Jones, and a surprise celebrity guest star.



A revolving door of guest stars will appear in The Play What I Wrote. The identity of these surprise celebrity guests will be a tightly guarded secret

Schedule

Running Time: Two hours with one intermission

Lyceum Theatre

(London, )
(Covent Garden/Charing Cross) Wellington Street, just off Strand
London, Seating Chart
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by Jessica Khan - Sep 6, 2016
Today's big news: Maria Dizzia joins Second Stage Theatre's THE LAYOVER this evening, and BEARS IN SPACE, A TASTE OF HONEY and MISSED CONNECTIONS all begin tonight Off-Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Sonia Friedman Productions today announced Conor McPherson's (The Weir, Girl from the North Country) new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's masterpiece Uncle Vanya directed by Ian Rickson (Jerusalem, The Seagull) which will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 14th January 2020 with Opening Night on Thursday 23rd January 2020. Tickets go on general sale from Monday 30th September with priority booking from Wednesday 25th September.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017
Sonia Friedman Productions is thrilled to announce a new production of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party which will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre, 60 years since the play's debut, from 9 January to 14 April 2018 with an Opening Night on Thursday 18 January 2018. Tickets go on sale today at midday, with priority booking from 9am.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2018
Casting is now complete for the Missouri Professional Premiere of the fast-paced, over-the-top farce A Comedy of Tenors, playing from September 1 - September 9. A Comedy of Tenors will be directed by HARRY BOUVY (The Lyceum's 1776 and A Christmas Carol, 2016).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016
With Autumn now upon us and Christmas fast approaching, The Bristol Hippodrome is delighted to confirm the full casting for this year's magical family pantomime Cinderella starring  national icons Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean as the Fairy Godparents as previously announced.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016
A new entertainment by Michael Wynne, The Star, will mark Liverpool Playhouse's 150th anniversary this Christmas in honour of its origins as a Music Hall venue.
by Jessica Khan - Oct 24, 2016
Today's big news: Jake Gyllenhaal leads SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE tonight at City Center!
by Danielle Ashley - Oct 19, 2017
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: TORCH SONG opens, Broadway unites for Puerto Rico, and more!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 19, 2016
Today's big news: Mike Bartlett's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE opens Off-Broadway tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017
Chatillion Stage Company presents the world premiere of the new play FIRE written by Debra Whitfield (Duck Sauce Can Be Dangerous).
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning actress Holly Hunter will play Acting Attorney General Sally Yates in a new four-hour CBS Studios event miniseries based on former FBI Director James Comey's New York Times #1 bestselling book, A Higher Loyalty. As previously announced, multiple Emmy winner Jeff Daniels stars as Comey, Emmy winner Brendan Gleeson will portray President Donald Trump, Michael Kelly will play Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and multiple Tony winner Jennifer Ehle will play Comey's wife, Patrice.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016
Michelle Collins will join the cast of Thoroughly Modern Millie as Mrs Meers when the award-winning musical arrives in Glasgow as part of a UK tour opening at New Wimbledon Theatre in January.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016
Producer Mark Goucher today announced that BAFTA winning comedian Lee Mack will make his West End debut in a major revival of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser in early 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016
Award winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie is set to tour the UK in 2017 opening at New Wimbledon Theatre on Tuesday 17 January. Michelle Collins will join the cast of Thoroughly Modern Millie until Saturday 4 March as Mrs Meers.
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016
Director Sean Foley, who has recently enjoyed sell-out success adapting and directing The Painkiller in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company season of Plays at the Garrick will, starting this autumn, under producer Mark Goucher, direct two new productions in the West End.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017
Casting is announced today for the UK premiere of Hir, written by Taylor Mac (24-Decade History of Popular Music) and directed by Nadia Fall (Disgraced). Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who, Broadchurch, Once) will play Isaac, Griffyn Gilligan (Teddy Ferrara) plays younger sibling Max, Ashley McGuire (Shopping and F***ing, The Suicide) will play their mom Paige and Andy Williams (The 39 Steps, War Horse) plays her husband Arnold.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017
Audiences have four weeks left to see a major West End revival of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017
Sean Foley (The Painkiller) directs Griff Rhys Jones and Lee Mack in an adaptation of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser at London's Garrick Theatre. Adapted by Foley and Phil Porter, The Miser is the rip-roaring comedy from one of France's greatest dramatists. A major revival that is sure to rock the West End, The Miser begins previews on March 1st, with an official opening on March 13th 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018
Brian Conley's 2018 UK Tour Still The Greatest Entertainer - In His Price Range begins today, Tuesday 6 March 2018, at Swansea's Grand Theatre. Comedian, actor, singer and television presenter Brian Conley will perform to audiences around the UK as he embarks on a 40 date tour until 10 June 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017
Acclaimed actor and director Kenneth Branagh will be presented with the Special Award at the Olivier Awards 2017 with Mastercard ceremony on Sunday 9 April at London's Royal Albert Hall. The award will be presented in recognition of his outstanding contribution to British theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2019
Birmingham Repertory Theatre has announced that Sean Foley will become the theatre's new Artistic Director, Amit Sharma will be Deputy Artistic Director, and Rachael Thomas will become Executive Director.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017
For four nights this April, four extraordinary actors will join renowned opera and concert conductor Harry Bicket, Europe's most celebrated Baroque orchestra The English Concert, the glorious Erebus Ensemble and four giants of classical music Julia Doyle, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Joshua Ellicott and Brindley Sherratt for four one-off stagings of Handel's masterpiece, Messiah. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018
The full company is announced today for the opening production of Chichester's Festival 2018, Noel Coward's PRESENT LAUGHTER. Directed by Sean Foley, the cast is led by Rufus Hound as Garry Essendine, Katherine Kingsley as Liz Essendine and Tracy-Ann Oberman as Monica Reed.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2018
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has hit cinemas across the United States yesterday, June 22, 2018. The Broadway League put together a list of all of the Broadway stars that can be spotted in the film. Be sure to look out for them if you see the movie!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018
Take a fun-packed trip back in time to the electric 80's with the world premiere of Club Tropicana The Musical, a summer adventure of love in the sun, with a soundtrack of smash-hit pop classics - it really is the feel-good musical of the year!
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2017
Glenn Close, currently reprising her role as Norman Desmond in the Broadway revival of SUNSET BOULEVARD, will star in Amazon's half hour comedy pilot SEA OAK. Picked up in March, the pilot is described as a zombie drama and family revenge comedy.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016
A new entertainment by Michael Wynne, The Star, will mark Liverpool Playhouse's 150th anniversary this Christmas in honour of its origins as a Music Hall venue. Directed by Philip Wilson, the production will feature Michael Starke. At the Everyman Associate Director Nick Bagnall's effervescent take on The Two Gentlemen of Verona sets the action in a colourful and musical 1960s. Desmond Barrit will appear alongside Maggie Steed as Mrs Malaprop in Sheridan's elegant comedy of manners The Rivals at the Playhouse.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018
Before We're Gone, a new play about love and second chances by the award-winning playwright Jerry Small, continues performances at the 13th Street Repertory Theatre for a limited run (21 Performances) through August 5th.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019
Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the full casts for the debbie tucker green's hang; and the world premiere of his production of the new musical Standing at the Sky's Edge with music and lyrics by Richard Hawley and book by Chris Bush.
by Jessica Khan - Jan 28, 2016
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: SOJOURNERS and 'RED PAVILIONS' open off-Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017
Award winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie is set to tour the UK in 2017 opening at New Wimbledon Theatre tonight 17 January. Michelle Collins will join the cast of Thoroughly Modern Millie until Saturday 4 March as Mrs Meers.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016
BroadwayWorld is excited to report complete casting for the West End transfer of Jessica Swale's new play NELL GWYNN, directed by Christopher Luscombe.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016
The West End transfer of Jessica Swale's new play NELL GWYNN, directed by Christopher Luscombe, begins tonight 4 February 2016.
by Jessica Khan - Feb 3, 2016
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE WEDGE HORSE opens off-Broadway and SIDE SHOW stars Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner reunite in concert this evening!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019
Hartford Stage announced today the cast and creative team for Jeeves & Wooster in "Perfect Nonsense." The Olivier Award-winning comedy from brothers David and Robert Goodale will perform at Hartford Stage Thursday, March 21, through Saturday, April 20. Original director Sean Foley returns to stage the show, which is making its North American premiere at Hartford Stage. Three Broadway actors - Chandler Williams, Arnie Burton, and Eddie Korbich - star in the three-hander.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018
Daniel Evans and Rachel Tackley said: 'We're enormously grateful for the warm welcome extended to us by our local community and those visiting from further afield during our first season, which welcomed Chichester's largest-ever Festival audience.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016
The West End transfer of Jessica Swale's new play NELL GWYNN, directed by Christopher Luscombe, opens tonight 12 February 2016.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015
Stage legend Nathan Lane has signed on for the film adaptation of Caren Lissner's 2003 novel CARRIE PILBY, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016
Award winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie is set to tour the UK in 2017 opening at New Wimbledon Theatre on Tuesday 17 January.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016
Full casting has today been announced for a major West End revival of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser. The full cast, which includes Mathew Horne, join previously announced Griff Rhys Jones who returns to the West End stage after a five year absence and Lee Mack who makes his West End debut.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017
Chatillion Stage Company presents the world premiere of the new play FIRE written by Debra Whitfield (Duck Sauce Can Be Dangerous).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017
The Broadway community mourns the loss of Tony Award winner Stuart Thompson, who died on August 17th at age 62. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Tuesday, August 22nd at exactly 6:45pm for one minute.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017
Stuart Thompson, a prolific theatrical producer and manager who brought plays by some of America's greatest contemporary playwrights as well as many of London's most prestigious productions to the Broadway stage over the last twenty years, died at his home in New York on the morning of Friday, August 18, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018
Casting is now complete for the Missouri Professional Premiere of the fast-paced, over-the-top farce A Comedy of Tenors, playing from September 1 - September 9. A Comedy of Tenors will be directed by HARRY BOUVY (The Lyceum's 1776 and A Christmas Carol, 2016).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017
Glenn Close will receive Zurich Film Festival's Golden Icon Award and present THE WIFE alongside Jonathan Pryce, Annie Starke and director Bjorn Runge.
by Jessica Khan - Apr 5, 2016
Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD, with Glenn Close reprising her role as 'Norma Desmond', opened to all-around favorable reviews this week at the London Coliseum. With all of the hype surrounding the English National Opera's stripped-down production, lyricist Don Black told the New York Post: 'But of course there is talk of doing it somewhere else. I think there is a very good chance of it going to New York.'
by Julie Musbach - Apr 2, 2019
MTC's INK begins previews tonight, April 2 prior to a Wednesday, April 24 opening night at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2019
Nathan Lane has returned to Broadway this season in the new play Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus. Lane has had an extremely diverse career, spanning over 30 years. From comedic musicals, to heart-wrenching plays, to screen work, voiceovers, and much more, Lane has become a household name.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016
Paper Mill Playhouse has announced complete casting for Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's classic musical West Side Story, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and Jerome Robbins' original choreography recreated by Alex Sanchez. West Side Story is based on a conception by Jerome Robbins and features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018
Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts today announced that Jeeves & Wooster in "Perfect Nonsense," the Olivier Award-winning comedy from brothers David and Robert Goodale, will make its North American premiere at Hartford Stage during the 2018-19 season. Original director Sean Foley will return to stage the show in Hartford.