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The Play That Goes Wrong (High School Edition) - ePublication

Henry Lewis, Henry Shields & Jonathan Sayer
Full Length, Comedy
2 men, 2 women, 4 n/s (flexible casting)
Total Cast: 8, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-4222-2


MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $130 per performance. SPECIAL NOTE: A required Production Package consisting of 15 Acting Editions, 2 Stage Manager Editions, 2 Director’s Scripts and a Logo Pack is required for production. A one-time nonprofessional fee of $395.00 (plus shipping and handling) will be added.
The High School Edition of The Play That Goes Wrong addresses certain language and content challenges of the original and provides options to accommodate a variety of casting needs.

THE STORY: From Mischief, Broadway masters of comedy, comes the smash hit farce. Welcome to opening night of the Cornley Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show—an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Nevertheless, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, this Olivier Award–winning comedy is a global phenomenon that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!
“…an unexpected, gut-busting hit… one of those breakneck exercises in idiocy that make you laugh till you cry… It starts off punch-drunk and just keeps getting drunker.” —The New York Times.

“...tremendously silly, and brilliant… a two-hour explosion of physical comedy, malapropisms, and knockabout satire.” —Daily Beast.

“…hilarious… nonstop pandemonium… THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is just right: a ridiculously entertaining disaster.” —Entertainment Weekly