The Play That Goes Wrong

by Henry Lewis, Johnathan Sayer and Henry Shields

I went to the Kenya National Theatre after a very long time. I have many memories tied to the place as I have performed on that stage as a child. When I walked in and settled down, I thought how colossal the auditorium had seemed when I was ten! Anyway, I settled down to watch the play and left the theatre feeling great. I had gone on my own and I laughed out loud at every moment that had everyone holding their sides.

“The Play That Goes Wrong” is a hilarious and entertaining theatrical production that will keep you laughing from start to finish. The play’s premise is pretty simple – a group of amateur actors attempt to put on a production, but everything that could go wrong, does go wrong. The result is a series of slapstick humor and clever one-liners that will have you in stitches.

The cast is incredibly talented and does an outstanding job of bringing the play’s comedic moments to life. I was howling and thoroughly enjoying myself . The set design is also noteworthy, as it plays a crucial role in creating the chaos that ensues on stage. The audience is able to witness the set falling apart in real-time, adding to the play’s comedic effect. I actually thought at one point that someone was going to hurt themselves very badly. Torn between laughter and horror, I realized that the level where some of the actors were standing on was actually designed to fall apart.

Amar Desai and team have put together a fantastic play, and the sold out shows have been an incredible success.

Overall, “The Play That Goes Wrong” is a must-see for anyone who enjoys a good laugh. It’s a perfect blend of physical comedy, witty humor, and impeccable timing that will leave you thoroughly entertained.

Presented by: Aperture Africa Productions

Director: Amar Desai

Assistant Director: Pritul Raithatha

Producers: Jinita & Amar Desai

The Stars:

Adarsh Shah – Trevor

Hiren Vara – Cecil & Arthur

Daniel Hird – Director of the Drama Society & Inspector Carter

Vikash Pattni – Charles Haversham

Nixsha Shah – Annie

Yafesi Musoke – Thomas Collymore

Davina Leonard – Florence Collymore

Bilal Wanjau – Perkins


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