The Play that goes wrong
And yet gets it so right! More missed cues than an Alton Towers fast pass but Muddy loves this touring production
I remember hearing from Muddy Northants how good this one was, way back in January. Now, a heads up that it’s finally coming to Torquay’s Princess Theatre for a 6-day stint in August – huzzah – so take it away Anna-Lou!
Woah. I’ve just landed back at Muddy Towers after attending the brilliant “Play that goes wrong”.
It’s an amazing, mirthful and immersive comedy experience. Alongside me was 13 year old Mini Muddy, who was captivated all evening – not knowing when to laugh or when to cringe as we shared the pain of Inspector Carter aka Actor/Director Chris Bean aka real actor Jake Curran trying to keep the production on tracks, whilst props and actors fall and are felled all around him.
The impressive ensemble form the fake Cornely University Drama Society and this is their production of the equally fake play “Murder at Haversham Manor”. Think Fawlty Towers, think Acorn antiques and be prepared to park your stiff upper lip as you take your seat. It’s a calamity of misplaced props; forgotten lines (some lines repeated out of kilter with hilarious results, some lines appearing in the wrong half of the show!!!!!). There are more missed cues than an Alton Towers fast pass (ahem), and the set has clearly been designed by someone with access to a Pritt Stick.
Expect lots of laughs, complete mayhem, charming and funny acting – all bundled together in a madcap cocktail suitable for anyone with a funny bone (Or someone who needs to rediscover theirs).
The Play That Goes Wrong, the West End’s Olivier Award-winning box office hit, has embarked on a major new national tour for 2018 – visiting over 30 venues nationwide. Winning eleven international awards, including the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and the 2017 Tony Award for its Broadway transfer, The Play That Goes Wrong continues its sell-out success in the West End, whilst enjoying its new status as Broadway’s longest running play.
Right, it’s a quick white spirit before bed for me, and then off to the cot. Sweet dreams The Play That Goes Wrong – you did us proud!!!
Photos by Robert Day
The Play That Goes Wrong, showing at Princess Theatre, Torquay from Mon 20 – Sat 25 August. Book tickets here.