The Play That Goes Wrong at
The Alexandra Theatre Birmingham.
The Play That Goes Wrong is here in town this week at The Alexandra Theatre Birmingham as it continues to entertain audiences on a global scale. It's returned to it's touring roots to embark on its fifth UK tour this spring for 2022. The play features the fictional, Cornley Drama Society who are trying to put on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does indeed go wrong and it's very funny. As the accident prone thesps battle against all the odds to reach their final curtain call.
I attended the Press Night showing last night and have to admit, I wasn't quite sure what I was going to think. I do love a good comedy but sometimes I struggle to find things that are 'supposed' to be funny, actually funny. I'm a bit of a sceptic at times. But, I'm happy to say that I actually really enjoyed this play and I did find it very funny, so much so that I laughed more than I have in months. The whole cast were very funny, whitty and quite lovable really.
The staging was very clever and watching the set fall apart before our eyes throughout the night was thrilling and exciting. You never knew what was going to go wrong and happen next. There were lots of surprises, shocks and loud bangs which made me jump on more than one occasion. This play really is slapstick comedy at it's finest and it's very entertaining.
I have to give a special mention to Max Bennett who played both Cecil Haversham and the Gardener. He was so funny, I couldn't take my eyes off him, his infectious smile and silly ways sure made my night and I think the whole audience would have agreed with me. Everyone was fantastic but I had to mention Max as he was the star of the show for me.
The Play That Goes Wrong is utterly delightful and just what I needed this week. They say that laughter is the best medicine and in this case, it really is. For times when you've had a long day, are feeling a little down or just need an escape for an hour or two. The Play That Goes Wrong could be your answer! It certainly was my smile after a boring day at the office.
The Play That Goes Wrong is at The Alexandra Theatre Birmingham from Monday 16th May to Saturday 21st May 2022. Tickets are still available from just £13 so if you're looking for something to do this week, why not go along and treat yourself to a night of laughter.
Disclosure: I was invited to attend the press night showing. All opinions are 100% my own.