WINNER! BEST NEW COMEDY.
Olivier Award 2015 · Whatsonstage.com Award 2014
The Royal Variety Performance 2015
“It’s the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. I cried with laughter!” Pieter Toerien
“Spectacularly funny and bitingly accurate. It’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter.” Joanna Lumley
Comedy on Steroids
Directed by the comedian who’s always high on laughs, ALAN COMMITTIE
With a cast of 8, a stage crew of 6 and a R500 000 set!
When the accident prone, inept Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society receives an unexpected financial legacy, the amateur group decides to put the windfall to good use. But when they attempt to put on a complicated 1920’s murder mystery play, all hell lets loose. Everything that can possibly go wrong does so, to hilarious effect, and audiences find the resulting chaos so funny that the entire theatre ends up in complete, total, happy disarray, night after night. So Camps Bay is sure to see people streaming out of the theatre grinning from ear to ear and wiping their eyes!
Will the players manage to get everything sorted out before the final curtain rises? Come along and find out for yourself.
… as long as you’re prepared to risk your composure, and don’t mind completely losing your cool as the relentless funny stuff takes its toll, it’s wholly brilliant!
Excellent comedy timing, expert verbal and physical funnies, it’s one of the best comedies to hit the stage for some time. If you fall about laughing at Basil Fawlty’s antics in Fawlty Towers and loved the backstage shenanigans of Noises Off, you’ll adore this smash hit of a comedy play.
The Play That Goes Wrong – marvelously, ridiculously funny!
WEDNESDAY 03 MAY TO SATURDAY 17 JUNE 2017
Tue – Fri @ 8pm | Sat @ 4pm & 8pm
The performance runs 2 hours 5 minutes including a 20 minute interval
The recommended age is 8+
INDIVIDUAL TICKET PRICES
Rows A, EE and FF (EE and FF are restricted view seats): R100pp
AA 16 – 19; BB 17 – 20 and Row DD: R140pp
Rows B to J and AA 1 – 15, BB 1 -16 and CC 1 – 15: R180pp
Dinner/Theatre Package: Inclusive of a three-course meal.
Valid in top price seats only (R255 for dinner and R155 for the show): R410pp
Wednesday to Saturday
Rows A, EE and FF (EE and FF are restricted view seats): R120pp
AA 16 – 19, BB 17 – 20 and DD 1 – 16: R180pp
Rows B to J and AA 1 – 15, BB 1 -16 and CC 1 – 15: R220pp
Dinner/Theatre Package: Inclusive of a three-course meal.
Valid in top price seats only (R255 for dinner and R195 for the show): R450pp
Book for both the theatre and the dinner through > the theatre’s Box Office on 021 438 3300 > any Computicket outlet > through the Computicket Call Centre on 0861 915 8000 > on www.computicket.com > on www.pietertoerien.co.za. A table in the restaurant can be reserved through the theatre’s Box Office on 021 438 3300, where you order a la carte from the menu and pay on the night.
All reductions valid until Saturday 10 June
In the top price seats only: Rows B to J and AA 1 – 15, BB 1 – 16 and CC 1 – 15.
For 10 or more people, subject to availability of reduced price seats.
Tuesday – R50 reduction, i.e. you pay just R350pp / Wednesday to Saturday – R50 reduction, i.e. you pay just R170pp. Contact Tracy Cahill on 021 438-3301, option 2 / email@example.com. Full house reductions based on 256 seats on request.
60+ years. All seats. Wednesday and Thursday @ 8pm and Saturday @ 4pm. HALF PRICE. Subject to availability of reduced price seats. Book at any Computicket outlet on presentation of ID. These tickets cannot be booked on-line or by ‘phone. Book for groups of twenty or more senior citizens with Tracy Cahill on 021 438 3301, option 2 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Up to matric. All seats. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday @ 8pm and Saturday @ 4pm. HALF PRICE. Subject to availability of reduced price seats. Book through > the theatre’s Box Office 0n 021 438 3300 > any Computicket outlet > through the Computicket Call Centre on 083 915 8000. These tickets cannot be booked on-line. Book for groups of twenty or more scholars with Tracy Cahill on 021 438 3301, option 2 / email@example.com.
Including visiting international students. All seats. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday @ 8pm and Saturday @ 4pm. HALF PRICE. Subject to availability of reduced price seats. Book > at any Computicket outlet on presentation of a valid student card. Tickets cannot be booked on-line or by ‘phone. Book for groups of twenty or more students with Tracy Cahill on 021 438 3301, option 2 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXCLUSIVE BOOKS FANATICS MEMBERS
Subject to availability. All performances. All seats. 20% reduction. R144 for R180 seats. R176 for R220 seats. Book on presentation of member number at > the Theatre Box Office on 021 438 3300 > the Computicket Call Centre on 0861 915 8000 or > any Computicket outlet. These bookings cannot be made online
Wednesday to Saturday, valid in Reserve A seats only. 20% reduction: R176 for R220 seats. Maximum of 6 tickets per person. Book through all Computicket channels (outlets including Shoprite/Checkers, Call Centre and online) with the code RANDGO.
GUESTS OF SUBSCRIBERS
In Rows B to J and AA 1 – 15, BB 1 -16 and CC 1 – 15. R130 for R180 seats and R170 for R220 seats. Book through the theatre’s Box Office on 021 438 3300.
Contact Tracy Cahill on 021 438 3301, option 2 / email@example.com for available dates and prices. 40% – 50% reduction on a full house of 256 seats.
Directed by our very own king of comedy Alan Committie
Starring an ensemble of the crème de la crème of comedy greats – Russell Savadier, Robert Fridjhon, Craig Jackson, Roberto Pombo, Nicole Franco, Sive Gubangxa and Louis Viljoen.
“It’s the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. I cried with laughter!” – Pieter Toerien
“Spectacularly funny and bitingly accurate. It’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter.” – Joanna Lumley
Financial Times, Independent, Metro, Sunday Telegraph, The Stage
A GUT BUSTING HIT – The New York Times
IT’S AS THOUGH THE MOUSETRAP HAS BEEN TAKEN OVER BY MONTY PYTHON – Whatsonstage.com
A MASTERPIECE OF MALFUNCTION – The Times
I FEARED I WAS GOING TO HYPERVENTILATE – The Daily Mail
A JOYOUS SHOW BUILDS TO A DELIRIOUS CLIMAX – Financial Times
A GREAT-LOOKING, BRILLIANTLY PERFORMED PIECE – Sunday Telegraph
A COMPLETE TONIC – The Evening Standard
GLORIOUSLY PREPOSTEROUS – The Stage
GENUINELY HILARIOUS – The Daily Telegraph
VERY, VERY FUNNY – The Gaurdian
A TRIUMPH OF SPLIT SECOND TIMING – Metro
I WAS REDUCED TO TEARS OF JOY – Independent on Sunday
A TECHNICAL TRIUMPH – Time Out
INFECTIOUSLY SILLY – Daily Express
EXQUISITELY CHOREOGRAPHED MAYHEM – The Independent
A triumph of split second timing – Metro
Ridiculously funny – The Times
Genuinely hilarious – The Daily Telegraph
Delightful – The Daily Telegraph
FAMOUS FACES WHO HAVE COME TO SEE US…
Michael Urie, Harrison Ford, Tom Hardy, Mel Giedroyc, Joanna Lumley, Ant & Dec, Simon Cowell, Nigel Planer, Richard Curtis, Simon Bates, Iwan Rheon, JJ Abrams, Claudia Winkleman, Ian Liston, Gary Wilmot, Robert Lindsay, Ben Elton, Mike Leigh, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Anneka Rice, Richard E Grant, Peter Davison, Paul Merton, Vanessa Feltz, Michael Barrymore, Sue Perkins, Stanley Tucci, Andy Nyman, Sara Crowe, Joe Pasquale, Mary Portas, Lynda La Plante, Angela Griffin, Janet Street Porter.
PTP Website Post
Darryl Evans, 07 Feb 2017
When the show simply MUST go on…..
It’s a dark, cold winters evening at Haversham Manor.
Outside the study window the “snow” is falling. Inside a murder has taken place! On the chaise lies a dead body….well almost……ok, not even close!
Written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields who make up the Mischief Theatre Company (need anymore be said?) The Play that Goes Wrong cashes in on that life long human fascination we have with things going wrong, and takes it into the world of theatre and a place where it lives and thrives best, Amateur Theatre and a passionate troupe of well-meaning but not altogether adept actors and backstage crew.
The Cornely Polytechnic (A Technical College, for us South Africans) put on a play every year to varying degrees of success. Last summer they did a certain musical, but had to call it CAT as there just weren’t enough people to play all the roles! This year they have decided to put on a 1920’s murder mystery. Murder at Haversham Manor.Come show time, things are not quite as ready as they should be, but as the saying goes, “the show MUST go on” and thankfully, it does! No one lives more to the letter of that saying than Amateur Theatre. With loads of passion, less talent and even less skill, the players endeavour to present their play come hell or high water (both of which do, so to speak) with absolute hysterical consequences. With their roots firmly in improvisational theatre The Mischief Theatre Company take things a step further and “exquisitely choreographed Mayhem” as described by The Independent, ensues.
Any show that starts small, transfers to the West End and then proceeds to run for over 1000 performances with no end in sight; appears on the Royal Variety Performance; wins a Laurence Olivier Award for ‘Best New Comedy’ 2015; spawns 2 other hugely successful shows in Peter Pan Goes wrong and The Comedy about a bank robbery and an announcement of a transfer to Broadway in April this year, can only be described as A HIT!
The Play That Goes Wrong has been translated and licensed for productions in over 20 other countries, including China, Greece, Israel, Scandinavia, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Argentina, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and in South Africa to Pieter Toerien who constantly strives to present South African audiences with new, exciting and current shows that audiences around the world are also enjoying.
The play that goes wrong will be directed by our very own king of comedy Alan Commitie, so already it’s in very good hands, with a seriously creme de la creme of comedy greats ensemble, comprising Russell Savadier, Robert Fridjohn, Craig Jackson, Roberto Pombo, Nicole Franco, Louis Viljoen and Sive Gubangxa completing the line-up.
The critics have been universal in their praise for The Play that Goes Wrong, but suffice it to say, Mr Toerien himself said,
“It’s the funniest thing I’ve seen.”
The Play That Goes Wrong will start it’s run at The Pieter Toerien Theatre at Montecasino on 24 March and will run till 30 April before moving down to Cape Town from 3 May-17 June at The Theatre on The Bay
The performance runs 2 hours 5 minutes including a 20 minute interval and the recommended age is 8+
Bookings are with Computicket or call our box offices on 011 511 1818 | 021 438 3300.
Fundraising and Group Bookings: JHB, Geraldine Swanepoel on firstname.lastname@example.org | 011 511 1988. CPT, Tracy Cahill on email@example.com | 021 438 3301, ext 11