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The Play That Goes Wrong archiveThe 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

The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong (Play) production archive for QTIX code T2006905137. Details of all The Play That Goes Wrong archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1641067323

Archive Listings

8 Aug 22
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13 Aug 22
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey
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1 Aug 22
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6 Aug 22
The Orchard
Dartford, Kent
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25 Jul 22
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30 Jul 22
Milton Keynes Theatre
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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18 Jul 22
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23 Jul 22
Hull New Theatre
Hull, Humberside
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11 Jul 22
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16 Jul 22
Sheffield Theatres
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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4 Jul 22
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9 Jul 22
Bristol Hippodrome
Bristol, City of Bristol
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27 Jun 22
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2 Jul 22
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Plymouth, Devon
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13 Jun 22
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18 Jun 22
Wales Millennium Centre
Cardiff, Glamorgan
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6 Jun 22
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11 Jun 22
Theatre Royal
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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30 May 22
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4 Jun 22
Opera House
Manchester, Greater Manchester
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23 May 22
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28 May 22
Liverpool Empire Theatre
Liverpool, Merseyside
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16 May 22
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21 May 22
Alexandra Theatre
Birmingham, West Midlands
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9 May 22
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14 May 22
Curve
Leicester, Leicestershire
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2 May 22
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7 May 22
Cliffs Pavilion
Southend-on-Sea, Essex
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26 Apr 22
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30 Apr 22
Theatr Clwyd
Mold, Flintshire
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20 Apr 22
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24 Apr 22
Theatre Royal
Bath, Bath & North East Somerset
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Reviews

Reviews

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