The Play That Goes Wrong (Again), Curve Theatre, Leicester
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
You know when you absolutely loved a production and couldn't wait to have the opportunity to see it all over again, loving it just as much as you did the first time round?
Both a smash hit in the West End as well as overseas in Broadway, Mischief Theatre are a doubt a force to be reckoned with when it comes to Comedy theatre. Having established themselves with many sold-out performances, a TV appearance over Christmas and now a well received UK & Ireland tour. These guys serve you up a performance like no other and will leave you in stitches!
The production itself is a play centred around The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society in their production of a 1920s murder mystery. As the title 'The Play That Goes Wrong' suggests to the audience, not is all it seems and everything that you suppose could go wrong with a production.. does!
They are a lot of accidents, a bit of pantomime heckling, some props fall from their places but the actors will do everything in their power to reach their final curtain call in one piece.
This production is easily one of the funniest things I've seen, it's ability to reach everyone's level of humour is a skill. I loved their transitions between the various scenes, in their pursuit to solve the murder. Team work is key for this production to be able to flow well without any faults and the small cast should be applauded for this skill alone.
After the show I even had the opportunity to have a quick chat with the cast about their production, as well as the incredible growth in recognition for Mischief Theatre comedy. It was great to chat about their challenges with the production, how to deal with the the unpredictably of their set and how to respond to different audiences.
I really hope there's more stuff to come from this company in the future.