SYNOPSIS: The play focuses on the fictitious Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, which has received a substantial bequest and is putting on a performance of a 1920s murder mystery play. During the performance, a play within a play, a plethora of disasters befall the cast, including doors sticking, props falling from the walls, and floors collapsing, leading to a predictably ridiculous but hilarious climax.
LANGUAGE: There is a small amount of exclamatory language. SMOKING AND DRINKING: There are some depictions of drinking, to comic effect.
SEX: None to speak of, although underwear is shown a few times in a flashy manner for laughs, during bits of physical comedy.
VIOLENCE: There are some comic hijinks, played for laughs.
FOR WHICH AUDIENCES? The Play That Goes Wrong is suitable for all audiences, including children aged 10 and older.
RATING: If it were a movie, The Play That Goes Wrong would be rated “PG.”