Henry Shields

Henry Shields is an English playwright and actor. He is a longtime member of the Mischief Theatre company, and is best known for co-writing and starring in the plays The Play That Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, and The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, along with Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer. He has been nominated for three Olivier Awards for Best New Comedy, winning in 2015 for The Play That Goes Wrong.[1]

Henry Shields
Born (1988-08-21) 21 August 1988 (age 32)
Alma materLondon Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Cranbrook School, Kent

Awards and NominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result
2014 WhatsOnStage Award Best New Comedy The Play That Goes Wrong Won
2015 Laurence Olivier Award Won
2016 Peter Pan Goes Wrong Nominated
2017 The Comedy About a Bank Robbery Nominated
Drama League Award Best Play The Play That Goes Wrong Nominated
2020 Laurence Olivier Award Best New Comedy Magic Goes Wrong Nominated


  1. ^ "Five Burning Questions with The Play That Goes Wrong Olivier Winner Henry Shields". BroadwayBox.com. Retrieved 2017-08-11.