The Play That Goes Wrong at Bristol Hippodrome

The Play That Goes Wrong, written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields of Mischief Theatre is well into it’s second nationwide tour after it’s 2017 sell-out success. Winning an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and the Broadway transfer picking up a 2017 Tony Award this really is a “must see”.

The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s’ murder mystery play “The Murder at Haversham Manor” but as you could expect, everything that could go wrong, does. And I mean everything. From the common script mistakes and missed cues to huge catastrophes. They had you laughing before the show even began, interacting with the audience whilst sorting some “problems” with the set. Admittedly it took me a few scenes to get into the slapstick style “so bad it’s good” humour but within minutes the whole audience, including myself, were erupting with laughter.

The Play That Goes Wrong is filled with unthinkable stunts, choreographed and timed to perfection. There were points where we were all crying with laughter, tears running down our faces at things that really shouldn’t have been funny, but the timing was just perfect. And even though everything was meant to go wrong, there were still parts that left you wondering whether they were supposed to happen.  It was clear that the cast were feeding off the audience and enjoying putting on the show as much as we all enjoyed watching it. Bobby Hirston that played Cecil in particular – stopping to take in the laughs like a child at a school play would. Absolutely spot on “bad acting” if that makes any sense at all. You really have to see it to understand. So what are you waiting for? Tickets start from just £16.50.

The Play That Goes Wrong is at Bristol Hippodrome from 16th July – 21st July with tickets starting from just £16.50. Tickets can be bought following this link.

Until next time,

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16 Comments

  1. 17th July 2018 / 4:00 pm

    It sounds really funny. Slapstick humour is sometimes needed!

    The photos you got of the performers are really nice too. I love the costuming.

    • Ami
      Author
      17th July 2018 / 5:24 pm

      Always needed! I’m looking forward to their next one “The Comedy About A Bank Robbery” in February. Thank you but these are the press release photos. I wish I was that good with a camera!

      Ami xxx

  2. 17th July 2018 / 8:41 pm

    Your caption made us look at a third time! What an interesting and intriguing name for a play

    • Ami
      Author
      18th July 2018 / 3:25 pm

      It was such a good show! My tummy still hurts from laughing two days later…

      Ami xxx

  3. Ann Snook
    17th July 2018 / 9:41 pm

    I have heard such good things about this show! It’s been awhile since I went to a big theatre production but it’s one of my favorite date nights with my hubby.

    • Ami
      Author
      18th July 2018 / 3:25 pm

      You’ll have to get yourself to see it if you get a chance. It was so so funny!

      Ami xxx

  4. 18th July 2018 / 2:41 am

    Sounds like it was a funny show! I have not seen a live show in forever.

    • Ami
      Author
      18th July 2018 / 3:26 pm

      I hadn’t either but recently seen School Of Rock on Broadway and this one. I forgot how much I loved them!

      Ami xxx

  5. 18th July 2018 / 6:06 am

    I’ve seen this advertised in London for ages but I never got around to seeing it. It sounds like so much fun x

    • Ami
      Author
      18th July 2018 / 3:27 pm

      I think they’re still in London at the moment too! You’ll have to see it if you get a chance!

      Ami xxx

  6. Geraline Batarra
    18th July 2018 / 7:52 am

    I have never been tried to watched a theater play but this one The Play That Goes Wrong looks like a good show to watch and it looks so funny.

    • Ami
      Author
      18th July 2018 / 3:27 pm

      Ahh wow! I love the Theatre. It really was hilarious!

      Ami xxx

  7. Annemarie LeBlanc
    19th July 2018 / 6:18 am

    This would be such a fun play to watch. I have watched a few theater plays but they were all sad and heartbreaking stories. I would want to see a funny one for a change!

    • Ami
      Author
      19th July 2018 / 11:27 am

      Ahh I love comedies or dramas, I can’t cope with sad, heartbreaking stories, far too emotional for that!

      Ami xxx

  8. 19th July 2018 / 2:22 pm

    Oh wow, this does sound like a great play. Sort of thing I would love to see 🙂 Lovely review.

    • Ami
      Author
      23rd July 2018 / 2:46 pm

      Thank you Claire. I’m sure you’d love it!

      Ami xxx