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WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?
The Goes Wrong Show was announced by the BBC on 22 February 2019. The show was commissioned by BBC’s Controller of Comedy Commissioning, Shane Allen, and Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content. The first season consists of six half hour episodes, which aired on BBC One between 23 December 2019 and 31 January 2020. The first episode of Series 2 aired on the 27th of September.
The well-meaning amateurs of the Cornley Drama Society perform a half-hour play - live! - on BBC1 : a horror story, a wartime drama, a legal thriller, a period romance, a deep south melodrama and a Christmas fable. And every week, the performance goes terribly, terribly wrong. Sets collapse, special effects fail, actors dry - life, limb and the studio audience are threatened. But the show must go on…
Once again, Cornley Drama Society return to the BBC with five plays performed live for the pubic to ‘enjoy’. Sadly, they are as inept as ever, this time with the added complication of an internal feud that spills out into open, incompetent warfare.
A Downton-esque family saga, a Shakespeare history play (Colin Shakespeare that is) and a US-style prison break drama make up the first three shambolic episodes. But in a bid to prevent the Drama Society disintegrating the final two eps are a collection of short performances chosen by the individual cast. An acting disasterclass, a 70s sitcom in questionable taste, a voice-over audition thinly disguised as an audio drama and a ballet forgotten for good reason provide the series with the conclusion it deserves.
Sets fall down and, oddly, up, horses cause havoc, and many, many things catch fire.
The Goes Wrong Show is produced by Mischief Screen and Big Talk Productions and created by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields (Screenplays), Martin Dennis (Direction), Dennis DeGroot (Production Design), Roberto Surace (Costume Design), John Daly BSC (Lighting Design), Steve Brown (Original Music) and Nick Roast & Julie Metzinger (Sound Design).
'ONE OF THE FLAT-OUT FUNNIEST THINGS ON TV FOR YEARS.'
'THE TALENTED, FEARLESS CAST ALWAYS FIND A WAY TO MAKE THE SLIP-UPS SURPRISING AND HILARIOUS.'
The Daily Mail
'EXPERTLY DONE BY A CAST WHO KNOW HOW TO CONVEY THE RISING PANIC OF ACTORS DETERMINED TO PESEVERE WHATEVER THE CHAOS.'
'AS EXPERTLY SHAMBOLIC AS USUAL.'