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The Play That Goes Wrong – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Reviewer: James Garrington Once in a while a play comes along that is so funny it makes you wonder if it is actually possible to die laughing. There’s a certain part of us that loves to laugh at things going wrong. Indeed, for a lot of people, watching a production ...

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The Play That Goes Wrong – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs Everyone has seen bad amateur drama – doors that don’t open, guns that don’t fire, dead people that sneeze. Everyone has suppressed a snigger while watching these shows, normally because a friend or family member is in the cast and they don’t want to laugh out loud and ...

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The Play That Goes Wrong – Darlington Hippodrome

Director: Mark Bell Reviewer: Mark Clegg For a pretty obvious idea so rich in available humour, it’s hard to understand why it took so long for someone to create a play that was presented as a disastrous amateur production. This is the idea that Mischief Theatre came up with, in 2013 when The Play That Goes Wrong debuted above a ...

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The Play That Goes Wrong – Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Reviewer: Maggie Constable The Derngate houses this week, at the start of its U.K tour,  The Play That Goes Wrong, a wonderful piece of comic theatre which leaves its audience questioning the title; it should, surely have been ‘drastically wrong’! This is the play’s third year, with accolades aplenty, ...

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Contact Compacts – Contact, Manchester

Writers: Steph Dickinson, Tracy Harris, Jane McNulty, Ian Winterton, Andrew Anderson, Lee Thompson. Directors: Kimberley Hart-Simpson, Nick Birchill, Paul Blinkhorn, Max Shuell, Martha Simon, Megan Marie Griffith. Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:3.0] In the traditional theatrical down time of August, while the theatre world is either in Edinburgh or on a beach somewhere, Contact’s front of house staff, who are behind ...

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Withnail And I – The Lass O’Gowrie, Manchester

Writer: Bruce Robinson. Adapted by Ian Winterton Director: Trevor MacFarlane Reviewer: Brian Gorman [rating:5]   One of the biggest cult movies around gets an absolutely wonderful stage adaptation in a promenade performance at The Lass O’Gowrie pub. Writer/Director Bruce Robinson’s low budget 1986 film told the tale of two struggling alcohol and drug-fuelled actors who go on holiday ‘by mistake’ ...

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