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.
There Is No Escape
An American prison break drama is this week’s offering from the Cornley Drama Society, full of intrigue, excitement and double cross.
The Cornley Drama Festival Part 1
A different sort of show this week, as Chris asks each cast member to put on their own performance in order to head off a coup.
- Henry Shields, Jonathan Sayer, Bryony Corrigan, Charlie Russell, Nancy Zammit, Greg Tannahill, Dave Hearn, Henry Lewis
- Martin Dennis
- Jim Poyser