Published: 12:39, 15 July 2021
| Updated: 12:41, 15 July 2021
A performance that guarantees a smile on your face from start to finish, The Play That Goes Wrong is a show full of laughter, gags and fun.
Staged at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, the Olivier Award-winning comedy features the fictional Cornley Drama Society, trying to put on a 1920s murder mystery, The Murder at Haversham Manor.
Even when the play had finished my cheeks hurt from laughing and there wasn't a time the fantastically talented cast didn't make the audience erupt with laughter.
The whole play was fabulously tongue in cheek and, just like the title suggests, everything that could go wrong, did go wrong!
As the accident-prone thespians battled against all odds to reach the final curtain call, many jokes, gags and interactions with the audience made the performance a blast.
The Play That Goes Wrong is such great fun and everyone from stage hands to actors and even the sound tech made it to centre stage at least once.
With a cheeky bit of Duran Duran even making an appearance, The Play That Goes Wrong is an excellent way to get back to the theatre, especially after the year we've all had!
Co-written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan and Henry Shields and directed by Sean Turner, The Play That Goes Wrongis the second production staged at the Marlowe Theatre since reopening after a long period of closure.
Seating for the show was socially-distanced, and myself and other audience members sat next to specially-commissioned portrait cut-outs.
It was a lovely touch and made the half empty theatre feel a little more full.
However, even though half the audience was made from paper the applause at the end of the night was nothing less than a roar.
After premièring in 2014 and three previously sold-out tours, the production runs at the Marlowe until Sunday, July 18.
The Play That Goes Wrong is a side-splitting comedy and I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking for a bit of fun.
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