Hilarious! The Play That Goes Wrong at Theatre Memphis (Through March 26, 2023)

“The Play That Goes Wrong” is a play that was written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields, who are members of a British theater company called Mischief Theatre. They also created The Goes Wrong Show. The play premiered at the Old Red Lion Theatre in London in 2012. It opened on Broadway in April 2017. A long production in Chicago went from December 2021 to May 2022. And now in March of 2023, it opens at Theatre Memphis.

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are attempting to stage a murder mystery play, The Murder at Haversham Manor. However, as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong does go wrong, leading to a series of hilarious mishaps and misunderstandings.

The play is full of slapstick humor, physical comedy, and farcical situations that keep the audience laughing throughout the show. The over acting is especially funny. Whether you’re a fan of comedy or just looking for a good laugh, this play is definitely worth checking out.

See the program here. Be sure to read the bios of the “actors” on page 17!

Cost of a ticket: $25
PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Exceptional Value
Rating Scale: Exceptional Value > Worth It > Half Price > Go for Free > Don’t Bother

Get tickets now for The Play That Goes Wrong through March 26th!

Quinn Delaney


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