VenueAlexandra Theatre
CountyWest Midlands
From16th May 2022
To21st May 2022
What is currently on at Alexandra Theatre (V140)
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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.
Author Henry Lewis
Author Jonathan Sayer
Author Henry Shields

Archive :: production:T2006905137, play:S1641067323, venue:V140
Current production:Tour/Production

Production details


Producer Kenny Wax
Producer Stage Presence Ltd
Company Mischief Theatre
Director Sean Turner
Design Nigel Hook
Costume Roberto Surace
Lighting Ric Mountjoy
Sound Andy Johnson
Director Amy Marchant (resident director)
Performer Kazeem Tosin Amore (Robert)
Performer Colin Burnicle (Chris)
Performer Damien James (Dennis)
Performer Beth Lilly (Annie)
Performer Edi De Melo (Max)
Performer Aisha Numah (Sandra)
Performer Gabriel Paul (Trevor)
Performer Steven Rostance (Jonathan)
Performer Harry Boyd (understudy)
Performer Mary McGurk (understudy)
Performer Clare Noy (understudy)
Performer Will Taylor (understudy)

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