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Not an enjoyable evening, the play was a cross that the actors had to bear, along with the audience. The big difference, was that they were paid.
Kathy from Las Vegas, Nevada
Too much slapstick and overacted. I’m sure the actors did a fine job, just not for us. I’m a big fan of Monty Python; but this didn’t compare. First time we have ever left a show at intermission.
Julie Garvin from Houston, Texas
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
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.
Kim from Minneapolis, Minnesota
What an unexpected surprise. Laughing and crying from beginning to end. Great performances by all cast members. I definitely want to bring my friends who weren't with me to see it again. Great night
Sonny from Baltimore, Maryland
SEEING IT TONIGHT FOR THE THIRD TIME!!
I've seen this twice in NYC and seeing it again at the Hippodrome. The funnies play ever!! You'll laugh continuously for 2+ hours. Stop reading this and go buy tickets!!
Papagigi from Los Angeles, California
"NOISES OFF", NOT!
Was expecting something in the vein of "Noises Off" or Monty Phytonesque. Throw your expectation out of the window.
Should have known better when reading the ambiguous reviews. From the start to finish, I find the "play" trite, unfunny and tired. I'm a fan of slapstick comedies, but this just not it, low brow or high brow.
The actors did work hard but I can't find any redeeming quality of the show. At some point, it resorted to dangerous acts to garner laugh,(slamming doors to the hapless characters , some even with blood effect)
I don't understand why some of audience laugh so hard. I'm a fan of British comedies, such as Monty Phyton, Fawlty Towers and Mr. Bean. To compare this montrosity to those masterpieces is an insult to your intelligence.
Ann from Los Angeles, California
WORST LIVE SHOW I'VE EVER SEEN
I love farce, slapstick, and intentionally bad theatre/TV/film. Noises Off, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, Mr. Bean, Garth Marenghi's Dark Place, etc. are incredible... and this show NO WHERE in the same league as those. It presents itself as a sort of meta-bad theatre, but lacks any real attempt to make the show feel genuine. Just a few of the many problems with this show are:
(1) Stakes get set up and gags are beaten to death, to the point where credulity is gone.
(2) Attention to detail with the physical comedy is nonexistent.
(3) The fake-bad acting isn't even done well.
So the whole thing just feels like farce for morons. I was really shocked people in the audience (including seasoned theatre friends of mine) liked it so much, and gave it a standing ovation. I couldn't believe only 45 minutes had passed when intermission came, and I should've quit halfway through. If you love any of the above shows I mentioned, save yourself the excessive money and time, and avoid this dud.
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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