The Show Amateur Dramatic Company Cornley Polytechnic is putting on a 1920s murder mystery thriller entitled 'Murder at Haversham Manor'. The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! As the name of the play would suggest, everything that can go wrong does go wrong, which, of course, the more things go wrong, the funnier the performance becomes. Hilarious comedy, stage disasters and a falling apart set will ensure that you laugh your way through the very clever whodunit play within a play.
Please note: The Theatre will not admit children under 8 years. Additionally, flashing lights and strobe lights are used in performances.
History of The Play that goes Wrong Written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, The Play That Goes Wrong was first seen at the Old Red Lion Theatre in 2012, and moved to Trafalgar Studio 2 in 2013, before going on a 21 week tour. The play has been at the Duchess Theatre since September 2014.
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Awards and what the Critics say The Play That Goes Wrong is 2015 Oliver Award Winner for Best New Comedy.
2014 Whatsonstage.com winner for Best New Comedy
"All in all, it's a great-looking, brilliantly performed piece ... My only qualm about The Play That Goes Wrong is that in getting their play so dreadfully wrong night after night, they are also getting it absolutely right." Tim Walker for The Telegraph
Television presenters Ant and Dec have stated that The Play That Goes Wrong is "the funniest show we've seen."
Interesting facts about The Play that goes Wrong All 3 of the authors also perform in the play alongside other cast members from the Mischief Theatre Company. The hilarious story will allow the audience to have a glimpse of what goes on backstage during a show and the funny incidence that usually occurs. This is a fast passed comedy that will suit all ages. Described as The 'Faulty Towers' meets 'The Mousetrap' The Play that goes Wrong has previously had 2 sell out seasons at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
The Play That Goes Wrong audience reviews
Exceptional, 95%Score from 113 reviews
"Very funny, very clever - a must see!"22/1/2017
"Bought as a present, they loved it!"
"It was really funny"
"The show was fantastic. Had both of us rolling up with laughter. The most enjoyable time I have spent in a theatre."
"Can`t remember the last time we laughed so much! Fantastic show - a must see!"15/1/2017
"Very funny, modern slapstick."22/12/2016
"Really enjoyed the show, actors all worked very hard & were extremely agile."
"very good show in a lovely little theatre, thoroughly enjoyed it."
"Hilarious, a brilliant show, refreshingly different!"12/12/2016
"Cannot recommend this show highly enough, if you want a good night out with plenty of laughs, this is a must for you."
The Play That Goes WrongRating: 95% out of 100 based on 113 reviews.
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