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Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.7 Stars)

Number of reviews: 27

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1.0 star rating L. Archie from Columbus, Ohio

IT DID GO WRONG

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.

1.0 star rating Kathy from Las Vegas, Nevada

NOT FUNNY

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.

1.0 star rating 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.

1.0 star rating 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.

1.0 star rating Linda from Delray Beach, Florida

LEAGUES BELOW MONTY PYTHON; HIGH SCHOOL HUMOR AT BEST

12/10/19 At Kravis, West Palm Beach FL. Python's situational and physical humor is light years ahead of this play. TPTGW has slapstick and shtick that some high school drama group decided was funny. Audience laughed nervously hoping that the play would get better; it Never did so they stopped laughing. Actors shouted their lines; trying to "sell" it. The audience began to leave halfway through the first act; many more left at intermission and couldn't leave fast enough. At least one third of the theater left because this play was so bad. This play should have been staged in one of Kravis' smaller non- subscription secondary theaters. It should NOT have been part of the series which many bought in order to get the Hamilton tickets included in this season. We have had Kravis season tickets for four years. This play has me questioning whether I should switch to Broward, which has all of the same shows- except this one. This was a waste of precious time and money. Don't waste yours

1.0 star rating Attendee at the 1-14-20 Performance from Tucson, Arizona

A SCATHING HAIKU

sets, props, cast fall down as funny as armpit farts we left halfway through

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hilarious British SLAPSTICK

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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