Gallery 7 Theatre

    The Play That Goes Wrong

    by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields

    Matsqui Centennial Auditorium

    The Play That Goes Wrong

    It’s opening night, and the well-intentioned members of the Cornley University Drama Society are excited to present their latest production, The Murder at Haversham Monor.

    But things soon go awry as the leading lady is hit unconscious, the corpse refuses to play dead and the actors trip over everything, including their lines! Despite the mishaps, the accident-prone performers soldier on, intent on completing the performance while attempting to fool their audience into thinking absolutely nothing is wrong.

    Part Monty Python & part Sherlock Holmes, this hysterical Olivier Award-winning comedy will provide plenty of laughs…and leave audiences with just a bit of stage fright.

    Performance Information

    Running time

    120 minutes, plus one twenty-minute intermission


    Matsqui Centennial Auditorium
    32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford


    May 9 & 10, 13 – 17, 20 – 24, 2025 @ 7:30 PM
    Matinees: May 10, 17 & 24, 2025 @ 2:00 PM

    “…an unexpected, gut-busting hit…one of those breakneck exercises in idiocy that make you laugh till you cry…It starts off punch-drunk and just keeps getting drunker.
    The New York Times
    “…tremendously silly, and brilliant…a two-hour explosion of physical comedy, malapropisms, and knockabout satire.
    The Daily Beast
    “…hilarious…nonstop pandemonium…THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is just right: a ridiculously entertaining disaster
    Entertainment Weekly
    The Sound of Music

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