The Play That Goes Wrong
by Gaslight Baker Theatre

Nov. 12 - Nov. 15 (2021)

Welcome to opening night of the Cornley University Drama
Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where
things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. This 1920s
whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show—an unconscious
leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over
everything (including their lines). Nevertheless, the accident-prone
thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final
curtain call, with hilarious consequences! Part Monty Python, part
Sherlock Holmes, this Olivier Award–winning comedy is a global
phenomenon that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!

Auditions for
The Play That Goes Wrong
by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields
Directed by Beth James
Note: This show entails a lot of very physical comedy. Actors should
be prepared for physically active and demanding rehearsals and
performances. Actors will also be expected to abide by safety
protocols instituted by the director.
-Annie, the company's stage manager, Lancashire accent
-Stage Crew, the Cornley Polytechnic stage crew
-Trevor, the company's lighting and sound operator
-Chris, head of the drama society, director of the play, and plays
'Inspector Carter'
-Jonathan, plays 'Charles Haversham'
-Robert, plays 'Thomas Colleymoore'
-Dennis, plays 'Perkins'
-Max, plays 'Cecil Haversham' and Arthur'
-Sandra, plays 'Florence Colleymoore'
The named roles are written for adult actors, but the members of the
Stage Crew can be teenagers or older.
Audition Dates
Friday, November 12, 2021, 7 pm
Monday, November 15, 7 pm
Audition Location
Gaslight-Baker Theatre
216 S. Main St.
Lockhart, TX
Performance Dates
Fridays and Saturdays, February 4-19, 2022, 8 pm
Sundays, February 6 and 13, 2 pm
Saturday, February 19, 2 pm
Audition Instructions
--Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script
Acting Requirements
--Director will determine rehearsal schedule based on availability of
cast, but cast should expect to be at rehearsal every day leading up to
opening night