The Play That Goes Wrong

Smash-hit comedy for all ages at Sobey Family Theatre

What has been called “the funniest play Broadway has ever seen” by HuffPost is on stage at Confederation Centre of the Arts, running until September 23 as part of The Charlottetown Festival. 

Playing at Sobey Family Theatre, the Centre’s mainstage, The Play That Goes Wrong is a smash-hit comedy that has taken over Broadway and London’s West End. The Sherlock Holmes meets Monty Python production is a play within a play, telling the story of a failing theatre troupe trying to put on a murder mystery. Directed by Herbie Barnes, the show is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania that delivers fun for all ages. 

The show is set during the opening night of the fictitious play The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous—an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines).

Islanders Graham Putnam, Aaron Ryder and Dawn Ward-Dames star alongside Jamie McRoberts and Julius Sermonia, and Festival alumni Jay Davis, Jeremy Legat and Sweeney MacArthur.