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 89 reviews
"Laugh a minute throughout. Funniest show we have seen since "Noises off"."
"Laughed the whole way through!"25/9/2016
"Exceptionally funny show. Loved it, the characters were excellent. Loved Trevor!"
"The Play That Goes Wrong"25/9/2016
"The fun starts before the show begins when cast members interact with the audience on a quest to find an alleged lost dog which is integral to the plot. After the curtain raises, mishaps fall thick and fast with hilarious consequences especially as the players stick to the script regardless of the situation. A riot from start to finish, this play is well worth going to see."
"Very funny show from start to finish."
"The show was hilarious and will having you laughing aloud from the start right until the end! Highly recommend this, you`ll be sorry if you don`t!"
"Excellent family entertainment"30/8/2016
"Best show I`ve seen, period!"12/8/2016
"The play that goes wrong"3/8/2016
"So funny. Every line was hilarious and sometimes the cast didn`t say anything and still made us laugh. We were quite glad of the intermission as it gave us time to catch our breath."
The Play That Goes WrongRating: 95% out of 100 based on 89 reviews.
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