The Play That Goes Wrong
About The Play That Goes Wrong
The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong... does! The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!
Given 5 stars from The Daily Mail, called a ‘Gut-busting hit' by the New York Times and with celebrity endorsements from the likes of Ant and Dec as the 'funniest show we've seen! If you can get a ticket go’, what are you waiting for?
What the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society lack in skill and finesse, they make up for in enthusiasm. Their past performances of iconic theatre shows include The Lion and The Wardrobe, James and the Peach and the beloved musical, Cat. Their latest production is a murder mystery, The Murder at Haversham Manor, and is set to be their shining moment, if only they can make it through a show without burning the set down.
The hapless cast struggle to remember where they are meant to be, props are misplaced or broken and lines are frequently forgotten - everything that could go wrong, does. Delightfully disastrous, The Play That Goes Wrong is a hilarious Olivier Award-winning comedy that has had London audiences in stitches at the Duchess Theatre since 2014. Produced by Mischief Theatre (Comedy About A Bank Robbery), this hysterical show will have you wondering how a show where everything is so wrong could be so right!
What To Watch For
- When the cast appeared on the prestigious Royal Variety Performance, 8 million people were watching at home, not to mention the 4,500 who were in the live audience at the Albert Hall!
- The only continent to not have seen a production of The Play That Goes Wrong is Antarctica.
- The show has won 11 well-deserved awards, including a Tony, Olivier and Molière. Show-offs!
- The 2017-18 cast played for 50 weeks and 1 day, which amounts to 379 performances. During that time, 430 sugar glass vases blown to bits, 145 fire extinguishers were used (thankfully, they were part of the play) and 31 charity collections from the show raised over £68,000.00!
2hrs 5min (inc. interval)
Suitable for ages 8+
3-5 Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5LA.
The Duchess is one of the youngest and smallest West End theatres. The building was originally promoted by Arthur Gibbons and designed by architect Ewen Barr to overcome objections about ancient lights which had prevented previous building on the small site. The interior decoration as it is today was introduced in 1934 under the supervision of Mary Wyndham Lewis, wife of J B Priestley.