Friday, 3 March 2017
The Play That Goes Wrong
(Melbourne's Comedy Theatre)
'The Play That Goes Wrong' makes fun of itself even before you enter the auditorium. The advertising poster (above) states 'Save Money (Don't Come)' and the cast list in the foyer announces that Tom Cruise will not be appearing at this performance.
The play is a supposed amateur production of The Murder at Haversham Hall. All manner of mayhem ensues as cast and technical support make a hash of every moment until eventually the set literally falls apart.
It is pure slapstick. A little twee at times. The work might be a little predictable and the occasional lull might suggest they have run out of steam but the play is mostly a funny experience from start to finish.