Hit Show THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Returns to Theatre On The Bay
Having played debut South African seasons in both Johannesburg and Cape Town and with an encore season in the City of Gold already under its belt, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is guaranteed to leave audiences in the Mother City aching with laughter when the production returns to Theatre on the Bay this November.
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is a celebration of the best - and the worst - of live theatre. When the accident-prone and inept Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society receives an unexpected financial legacy, the amateur group decides to put the windfall to good use. But as they attempt to put on a complicated 1920s murder mystery play, all hell lets loose. Everything that can go wrong does, to hilarious effect, and audiences find the resulting chaos so funny that the entire theatre ends up in complete, total, happy disarray, night after night.
Famed local South African producer Pieter Toerien, who is presenting the South African production of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, calls this theatre romp 'the funniest play (he has) ever seen!" Directed by Alan Committie, the return season features hilarious original cast members Russel Savadier, Craig Jackson, Roberto Pombo, Nicole Franco and Sive Gubangxa alongside three new cast members joining the team, namely Daniel Janks, Richard Lothian and Stephen Jubber. The set design is by Verita Brand and Scene Visual Productions, with Francois Van Der Hoven handling the lighting design and Malcolm Terry designing the costumes.
Described by theatre audiences as "FAWLTY TOWERS meets NOISES OFF," this hit comedy has won every major award on the London stage, including the 2015 Olivier Award Winner for Best New Comedy, the 2015 BroadwayWorld UK Winner for Best New Play and the 2014 WhatsOnStage Award Winner for Best New Comedy. With excellent comedy timing and expert verbal and physical funnies, Camps Bay is sure to see people streaming out of the theatre grinning from ear to ear and wiping their eyes!
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG runs from 1 - 18 November, with performances taking place on Tuesdays to Fridays at 20:00, with Saturday shows at 17:00 and 20:15. Tickets cost R100 - R220 and are available through Computicket.