The Play That Goes Wrong (script)

The Play That Goes Wrong (script)


3rd Edition
Henry Lewis (Author), Henry Shields (Author), Jonathan Sayer (Author)



Good evening. I'm Inspector Carter. Take my case. This must be Charles Haversham! I'm sorry, this must've given you all a damn shock.

After benefitting from a large and sudden inheritance, the inept and accident-prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society embark on producing an ambitious 1920s murder mystery. They are delighted that neither casting issues nor technical hitches currently stand in their way. However, hilarious disaster ensues and the cast start to crack under the pressure, but can they get the production back on track before the final curtain falls?

The Play That Goes Wrong is a farcical murder mystery, a play within a play, conceived and performed by award-winning company Mischief. It was first published as a one-act play and is published in this new edition as a two-act play.


Product details

Published          23 Jan 2015

Format              Paperback

Edition              3rd

Extent                80

ISBN                  9781474244947

Imprint               Methuen Drama

Dimensions       198 x 129 mm

Series                Modern Plays

Publisher           Bloomsbury Publishing