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The old theatre adage says, ‘the show must go on’. In the case of the Cornley Polytechnic Society’s production of “The Murder at Haversham Manor”, it might be time to stop and ask ‘should the show go on’? Join the ten cast and crew members as they desperately try to bring their murder mystery back from the brink of disaster for you, their beloved audience. Lines will be flubbed, actors will go missing and the set may just fall apart. Winner of the 2015 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong delivers exactly what it promises – complete and total comedic disaster.
The Play That Goes Wrong begins before the curtain has even been raised, as the audience are present while the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society prepare to stage their new production – the 1920s murder mystery ‘Murder at Haversham Manor’. However the set is not yet complete and there is no time to finish it off…..the show must go on!
With a murder (and a moving corpse) established from the beginning, the murder mystery gets into full flow. However, the props start to disappear, actors go missing and the set begins to collapse around, and often on, the cast. Mayhem ensues, the acting gets worse, and the set becomes increasingly dangerous, but the company struggle on regardless. The question is whether any of the cast and crew will remain standing, or conscious, by the final curtain?!
Lunch is included at Karl’s Cabin of Northville before the show at The Tipping Point Theatre.