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The Play That Goes Wrong (Mischief Theatre)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2013

Bumbling actors, dodgy props, forgotten lines and missed cues. It sounds like a recipe for theatrical disaster, but is in fact a brilliant mix of slapstick comedy brought to you by Mischief Theatre. After a successful run in London, the troupe behind ‘Lights! Camera! Improvise!’ have brought this messy, violent, and ridiculous slapstick show to Edinburgh. Everyone was involved in the farce, from the backstage crew to the technicians. Whilst lines were read from palms and the actors were constantly on stage at the wrong time, the only things that performed on cue were the failing sets. For a play where everything possible goes wrong, the one thing they got right was the audience’s non-stop laughter.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug (not 13), 5.00pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Samantha Strachan]