The one-act play that goes wrong
Directed by David Yen
Written by Henry Shields, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Lewis
November 5-20, 2022
Thu, Fri and Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2pm
The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society is about to perform ‘The Murder at Haversham Manor.’ They’ve rehearsed their lines, their costumes fit, the stage is set, the props are in place – what can possibly go wrong? As it turns out, just about everything! But as disaster after disaster strikes on stage, the show must go on. The actors will be glad just to make it alive to the final curtain, but this hilarious award-winning farce will have you laughing long after the show is over.
The company is best known for their performances as the fictional theatre company, The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, who attempt several amateur performances that comedically go wrong. Significant work by the company includes the award-winning 2012 stage play The Play That Goes Wrong, and the BBC television series The Goes Wrong Show. Several of the stage performances by the company have been not only shown in the West End of London, but also in theatres across the United Kingdom, North America, and Europe.