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Sundre High School drama club ready for The Play That Goes Wrong

Whodunit mystery-comedy that Sundre students soon bringing to life described as part Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes
Members of the Sundre High School drama department’s cast rehearse their roles for the upcoming performances of The Play That Goes Wrong. In this scene, some of the characters confront one another with accusations about a murder that has been committed in the comedic whodunit mystery described as part Monty Python and part Sherlock Holmes. From left: Sam Johnston, Justice Dach, Claire Rich, Wynter Schaafsma, and Lily Saunders. Simon Ducatel/MVP Staff

SUNDRE – The cast and crew with the Sundre High School’s drama department have recently been getting ready to bring to the stage a classic case of whodunit with a comedic flare.

Tickets for The Play That Goes Wrong – which was written by Henry Lewis, Henry Shields, and Jonathan Sayer – went on sale recently and are only available online through the school’s website,, at a cost of $10 for all ages.

Three performances are scheduled from March 21-23 at the Sundre Arts Centre, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the shows starting at 7 p.m.

The play is described as a “smash hit farce” that unfolds in the 1920s during opening night of the Cornley Drama Society’s latest production of The Murder at Haversham Manor.

But things don’t exactly go as planned and the performance quickly deteriorates and goes “from bad to utterly disastrous.”

The whodunit mystery-comedy boasts having everything a fan of theatre could possibly every want in a show – “an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines).”

Hilarity ensues as the clumsy thespians duel against the odds until the final curtain in a show said to be part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes.

Simon Ducatel

About the Author: Simon Ducatel

Simon Ducatel joined Mountain View Publishing in 2015 after working for the Vulcan Advocate since 2007, and graduated among the top of his class from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology's journalism program in 2006.
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