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The Play That Goes Wrong

Presented by The Citadel Theatre
  • In Partnership with Theatre Calgary and Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
  • By Henry Lewis, Henry Shields & Jonathan Sayer
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By Henry Lewis, Henry Shields & Jonathan Sayer
Directed by Dennis Garnhum
In Partnership with Theatre Calgary and Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

Venue: The Shoctor
Evening Performances: 7:30 PM
Matinees: 1:30 PM

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!

Approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes (Act I: 60 minutes, Intermission: 20 minutes, Act II: 50 minutes). All timings are approximate.


Content Advisories
Comedic violence Very mild language, people are knocked unconscious in a farcical manner, mild sexual references, gunshots.

Language: English


  • Comedy

Community: Edmonton

Start Date: July 6, 2024
Closing Date: August 4, 2024

  • Dark Mondays

Citadel Theatre: Shoctor Theatre
9828 101 A Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3C6
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Phone: 780.425.1820
Toll-Free: 1.888.425.1820
Fax: 780.428.2130
Address: 9828 101A Avenue NW. Edmonton, AB. T5J 3C6

Production Accessibility Features: Accessible Seating, Aide Ticket Available, PWYC or Special Ticket Prices, Mobility Accessibility Considerations (see below)

The theatre also features an accessible row with both fixed seats and movable seats. This row has no stairs.

The Play That Goes Wrong
Online Form:
Sign up using the link to be eligible for Pay What You Choose. Anyone who signs up by July 3, 2024 will receive an email at 12:00pm on the 3rd with a unique link to purchase 2 tickets to one of two performances. The performances take place on Sunday, July 7 @ 7:30pm Saturday, July 13 at 1:30pm

Tickets are limited and are first come, first-served! Set a reminder to be the first in line! Once you access your unique link, you’ll have a choice of payment options to secure your tickets right then and there! Choose pay options from $5 up to $25 (or call the Box Office for another option).

Tickets have been selling out very quickly! If you miss your chance we have more tickets at the in-person lineup on July 7th!

In-Person – July 7:
If you were unsuccessful in purchasing tickets online, we have a few more tickets held when you come in person! Line up at the Box Office on July 7 starting at 5:00pm and if you make it to the front of the line, you can pay what you choose for either 1 or 2 tickets to that night’s performance. There is a limit of 2 tickets per person.

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