Billed as the “Funniest Comedy Ever” on stage, ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ doesn’t only tickle the funny bone but rather removes it, fashions a baton out of it and uses it to conduct a full-scale comedy onslaught from beginning to end, according to the press release.
Theatre audiences have described ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ as ‘Fawlty Towers’ meets ‘Noises Off’. This new comedy hit has won every major London Theatre Award – the 2014 WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Comedy, the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and the 2015 BroadwayWorld UK Winner for Best New Play.
The South African production is produced by Pieter Toerien (‘Annie’, ‘Singing in the Rain’, ‘Cats’, ‘Phantom of the Opera’, ‘The Lion King’, ‘Evita’) and directed by funny man extraordinaire Alan Committie (‘Defending The Caveman’, ‘Love Factually’, ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’).
It features a top-notch comedy cast including Russel Savadier, Craig Jackson, Roberto Pombo, Nicole Franco, Stephen Jubber, Daniel Janks, Ricjhard Lothian and Sive Gubangxa.
The play’s action revolves around disasters that befall members of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society as they endeavour to stage a sketchy old whodunnit called ‘Murder at Haversham Manor’ the play-within-a-play in ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’. The fictitious play’s cast is a mixed bag of characters, all well meaning but suffering from delusion of grandeur when it comes to their limited acting abilities.
Originally created by the Olivier Award winning London based Mischief Theatre company, the play is written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields.
‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ runs at Pieter Toerien’s Theatre on The Bay from November 1 to 18.
Tickets are available through Computicket, and the theatre boxoffice on 021 438-3301.