SHOWS

February 11 – April 17, 2022

The Play That Goes Wrong

Written By Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shileds

“A GUT BUSTING HIT”-The New York Times 

 It’s “tons of fun” (HuffPost) and “comic gold” (Variety) – sure to bring down the house! 

The Cornley Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does!

The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!

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

 

April 22 – June 26, 2022

Priscilla Queen of The Desert – The Musical

Book by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott 
Based on the Latent Image/Specific Films Motion Picture
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.

‘All hail… the Queen of Broadway’ New York Post
‘A rollicking crowd-pleaser!’
 Variety
‘It blasts off the stage into our HEARTS!’
 Liz Smith
‘A feel-good show with a big joyous heart’
 New York Post 

Based on the popular 1994 film of the same name, Priscilla Queen of the Desert follows two drag queens and a transsexual who buy a run-down old bus (they call it Priscilla) and set out on a road trip across the Australian Outback when one of them, Tick, is invited by his ex-wife to perform his drag show at her far-away resort. However, Tick is hesitant to tell his friends, Bernadette (a former performing icon whose best days are behind her) and Adam (a rambunctious young troublemaker), his own personal reasons for taking the trip. During their journey, the trio encounters an array of Australian citizens, some of who aren’t receptive to their lifestyle, while strengthening their own friendship.

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT is presented through special arrangement with, and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of The Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036 www.theatricalrights.com

 

July 1 – September 4, 2022

Forever Plaid

Written and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Stuart Ross

Musical Continuity Supervision and Arrangements by James Raitt

“Entirely enchanting and utterly entertaining! It will put a smile on your face, a hum in your throat and a tap to your feet.” – New York Post 

“Letter-perfect! Sweet, funny and thoroughly amusing.” – The New York Times 

“The laughter doesn’t stop! …Delightful, original and funny!” – The Associated Press

Once upon a time, there were four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who discovered that they shared a love for music and then got together to become their idols – The Four Freshman, The Hi-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts. Rehearsing in the basement of Smudge’s family’s plumbing supply company, they became “Forever Plaid”. On the way to their first big gig, the “Plaids” are broadsided by a school bus and killed instantly. It is at this moment when their careers and lives end that the story of Forever Plaid begins….

Singing in close harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations, and executing their charmingly outlandish choreography with overzealous precision, the “Plaids” are a guaranteed smash, with a program of beloved songs and delightful patter that will keep you rolling in the aisles when you’re not humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the 1950s.

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