The Play That Goes Wrong

Tour synopsis, cast & creatives

The Play That Goes Wrong
The inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society embark on bringing an ambitious 1920's murder mystery (Murder at Haversham Manor) to The Edinburgh Festival. Chris the arrogant head of the drama society has directed the piece and cast himself as the dynamic Inspector. Desperate wannabe actress Sandra and the genuinely doting Max struggle opposite each other as the romantic interest while hapless Dennis still can't pronounce 'facade'. An hour of hilarious disaster ensues; actors get knocked out, the play gets stuck on a loop and the set falls down before the final denouement. The production ends with an uproarious, totally improvised Q&A session with the cast, where the audience can put their own questions to the unfortunate troupe. The Play That Goes Wrong website.

Cast/Performers

Kazeem Tosin Amore (Robert), Colin Burnicle (Chris), Damien James (Dennis), Beth Lilly (Annie), Edi De Melo (Max), Aisha Numah (Sandra), Gabriel Paul (Trevor), Steven Rostance (Jonathan), Harry Boyd (understudy), Mary McGurk (understudy), Clare Noy (understudy), Will Taylor (understudy)

Creatives/Company

Author(s): Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields
Producer(s): Kenny Wax, Stage Presence Ltd
Company: Mischief Theatre
Director(s): Sean Turner, Amy Marchant (resident director)
Design: Nigel Hook
Costume: Roberto Surace
Lighting: Ric Mountjoy
Sound: Andy Johnson

News/Reviews

Review: The Play That Goes Wrong
28Jun22: Touring production seen at the Theatre Royal Plymouth.

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Tour details for The Play That Goes Wrong 2022

Between 27th June 2022 and 13th August 2022 this tour will visit 7 venues in; Plymouth, Bristol, Sheffield, Hull, Milton Keynes, Dartford and Guildford.
Current and future dates only.
This production has been listed in 9 venues since 20th April 2022.

Dates for The Play That Goes Wrong (Play) tour

Currently showing
Mon, 27th June 2022 to Sat, 2nd July 2022
  Theatre Royal Plymouth, Plymouth»

Mon, 4th July 2022 to Sat, 9th July 2022
  Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol»

Mon, 11th July 2022 to Sat, 16th July 2022
  Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield»

Mon, 18th July 2022 to Sat, 23rd July 2022
  Hull New Theatre, Hull»

Mon, 25th July 2022 to Sat, 30th July 2022
  Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes»

Mon, 1st August 2022 to Sat, 6th August 2022
  The Orchard, Dartford»

Mon, 8th August 2022 to Sat, 13th August 2022
  Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford»

Note: only UK venues with postcodes will be shown on the map

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User Reviews

Overall: 3.00
jim (28Jun22): I just don't get it. The show doesn't make me laugh at all, it is too predictable and basically a one-joke show. Coarse acting shows just rely on continuous repetition, slap-stick and obvious "fails"... if you see a prop or bit of set then you can guess what will go wrong. Professional cast do very well but the material is thin ... this may be why most coarse cating shows are one-acts! 2

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