The Play That Goes Wrong (High School Edition)
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.
From Mischief, Broadway masters of comedy, comes this 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.
WHAT THE COMMUNITY IS SAYING:
★★★★★ “A challenging but rewarding production, The Play That Goes Wrong is that rare play that can lead to the box office success of a musical!” -Casey R., Director. Southold Junior Senior High School (NY).
★★★★★"The Play That Goes Wrong was an absolute blast for cast and crew alike. The actors got to play around with the characters and the crew gets the opportunity to create some amazing special effects and even build a set that falls down around the actor’s ears! We truly had an amazing time producing this play.” -Jeremy Ferman, Teacher. Legacy High School (TX).