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The Play That Goes Wrong Reviews

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Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.6 Stars)

Number of reviews: 31



2.0 star rating Julie Garvin from Houston, Texas


If you like slapstick, you’ll have a great evening. If you don’t, you’ll leave at intermission like we did. Having said that, the Hobby Center is a wonderful place to explore new shows. Great venue.

2.0 star rating Cay from Kansas City, Missouri


The performances, staging, and set were wonderful, but the writing was boring and offensive. Our group thought it was written in the 1950s and I was shocked that it actually premiered in 2012. Not to be a snowflake about it, but I am a gay person who attended with my gay wife, and I squirmed during the minutes and minutes of tense silence when we were clearly meant to be laughing at the outright madcap wackiness of a GAY GUY being ONSTAGE and women beating the living crap out of each other over a man. Straight up homophobic and sexist. Worst of all, it was boring with no stakes and nothing to invest in mentally or emotionally.

1.0 star rating Patrick from Nashville, Tennessee


The theater lost half of the audience by intermission. I’ve seen many shows at Tpac and this is by far the worst. I wish I could’ve traded my ticket for the drag show in the other theater and I can’t stand drag but it would’ve been by far the lesser of two evils. Avoided This show at all costs. My seats were fantastic it was the content that wasn’t

1.0 star rating Sean from Toronto, Ontario


This is truly the worst Mirvish production I have ever seen. We were in a large group, only one of whom thought the show was even mildly amusing. The rest of us (and we all love Fawlty Towers and Monty Python) found it shallow, predictable, unfunny and quite tedious in parts. We noticed a few scattered people around us laughing hysterically after every line -- they seemed to each be alone, arriving seconds before the show began and leaving immediately after it was over. Were they planted there, paid to laugh? Sure seemed like it. This show is quite a disappointment, not at all up to Mirvish's usually excellent standards.

1.0 star rating Jacqueline from Toronto, Ontario


We are regular Mirvish subscribers and this show was by far the worst show we've ever seen. There was nothing funny about it - it was just a series of silly, overacted scenes - people bumping into things and things falling off the wall. We left at intermission and would have left sooner if we could have without disturbing the people sitting around us. Do not waste your time and money seeing this show.

1.0 star rating from Toronto, Ontario


My husband and I saw this show in Toronto at the Mirvish theatre. Although a few of the actors were brilliant, most were mediocre and a couple downright terrible. They ruined the play. It was a waste of money.

1.0 star rating Rose from Toronto, Ontario


I have just returned home after leaving this dreadful play at intermission. It was mildly amusing for a few minutes, but it just dragged on with the same, worn out, predictable gags. Such as shame, as the actors did work hard, but they couldn't save the play. It definitely "went wrong"!!!


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HILARIOUS british Slapstick

Brilliantly BAD! And if London Bridge ever does fall down, the Mischief Theatre Company would be my first suspect!

The name of the producing theatre company says it all, Mischief Theatre. With nothing short of a miracle, The Murder at Haversham Manor his heading out on tour! Thankfully though it is merely a guise for the brilliant The Play That Goes Wrong!

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