An amateur dramatic society performs a series of half-hour plays for television, all of which go terribly wrong. From the creators of The Play That Goes Wrong.
A horror story, set in a crumbling old house, becomes a horror show as the play runs short and the actors end up falling off, out of, and through the rickety set.
The Pilot (not the Pilot)
Our amateur dramatists stage a WW2 drama, rarely performed because of its historical inaccuracy, that’s bedeviled by collapsing sets, a missing actor, and machines with minds of their own.
A Trial to Watch
A legal drama is to be performed this week, but a set-design problem baffles the stage crew. Throw in a nervous first-time actor, and it’s a recipe for theatrical disaster.
A family saga of lust and betrayal set in the hot Deep South gets a trial by fire when it’s ruined by a set. To fix the problem, life and limb are put at risk and gravity is ignored.
A period romance this week—hindered by a ceiling fan that threatens decapitation and a rain effect that might flood the entire set. There’s also a horse. And a cat.
The team return with their take on the nativity, where the angel Gabriel develops a firework obsession, a donkey-actor argument results in unnecessary nudity, and there is way too much fire.
Summer Once Again
A coup in the ranks means that Robert is in charge of this week’s show, and he is not going to accept the usual shambolic standards as they present a Downton-esque family saga.
The Most Lamentable...
Chris returns to the leadership of the Cornley Drama Society and puts on a production of a little-known play by Shakespeare. Colin Shakespeare, that is.
- Henry Shields, Jonathan Sayer, Bryony Corrigan, Charlie Russell, Nancy Zammit, Greg Tannahill, Dave Hearn, Henry Lewis
- Martin Dennis
- Jim Poyser