There is nothing like spending a Friday evening in stitches.
The Play That Goes wrong begins in the most unusual and unofficial manner, as the audience witness the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society arranging the stage for their yearly production. This year’s play is the re-enactment of a 1920s murder mystery ‘Murder at Haversham Manor’.
Stepping into the Pieter Toerien Theatre we were taken aback by the beauty of the 1920’s themed set with prominent pieces of furniture catching the eye that almost allows us to time travel to an age of splendour. Each cast member added to this ambience with costumes complementing the set in more ways than one.
A murder mystery investigation is known to be a rather interesting or a thrilling process and in this particular instance, it is both. The murder has been committed in a country house secluded by a severe snowstorm, resulting in multiple suspects. The investigating officer is determined to solve this crime and will explore every avenue to ensure that no stone is left unturned until the perpetrator is identified.
As the play progresses and as it draws towards the end complete havoc is unleashed; actors go missing, props disappear, and the set begins to fall to pieces.
Personally, I am not one for comedy and I’m not known to have a great sense of humour either but The Show That Goes Wrong is truly “comedy on steroids”. It is everything and anything that could possibly go wrong in a play. The 8 cast members, directed by Alan Committie were completely and utterly hilarious, making the audience burst out in laughter with the utmost ease.
If you have a funny bone in your body or would like to find out if you might, take some time to go and watch this play, it’ll definitely tickle your fancy. Make sure you see this show: BOOK HERE