The Play That Goes Wrong

Where Melbourne - - Where Now Live On Stage - Un­til 26 March, Com­edy The­atre, 240 Ex­hi­bi­tion Street, Mel­bourne. 1300 111 011. the­p­laythat­

The hit English pro­duc­tion, “The Play That Goes Wrong”, is play­ing at the Com­edy The­atre un­til 26 March. The comic play in­tro­duces The Corn­ley Polytech­nic Drama So­ci­ety which is at­tempt­ing to put on a 1920s mur­der mys­tery. As the ti­tle sug­gests, ev­ery­thing that can go wrong does, as the ac­ci­dent­prone thes­pi­ans bat­tle on against all the odds to get to their fi­nal cur­tain call. De­scribed as “Fawlty Tow­ers” meet­ing “Noises Off”, the play is renowned for its highly phys­i­cal com­edy packed with finely-tuned farce and slap­stick de­liv­ered with split-sec­ond tim­ing and am­bi­tious dar­ing. “The Play That Goes Wrong” has won nu­mer­ous awards in­clud­ing the Olivier Award for Best New Com­edy 2015, Broadway World UK Win­ner for Best New Play 2015 and What­son­stage Award Win­ner for Best New Com­edy 2014. The Aus­tralian cast in­cludes Brooke Satch­well, Darcy Brown, Francine Cain, Adam Dunn, Luke Joslin, Ge­orge Kemp, Jor­dan Prosser, Nick Simp­son-deeks and Tammy Weller. James Mar­lowe, an orig­i­nal cast mem­ber from the West End pro­duc­tion also stars.

“The Play That Goes Wrong”. Photo: Jeff Busby.

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