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* VisualPun: When Thomas is asked to remove the fainted Florence's hands from her face, Florence is currently represented by a giant clock (because Sandra is unconscious inside it). [[DontExplainTheJoke Robert pulls the hour and minute hands off the face of the clock.]]

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* VisualPun: When Thomas is asked to remove the fainted Florence's hands from her face, Florence is currently represented by a giant clock (because Sandra is unconscious trapped inside it). [[DontExplainTheJoke Robert pulls the hour and minute hands off the face of the clock.]]


* VisualPun: When Thomas is asked to remove the fainted Florence's hands from her face, Florence is currently represented by a giant clock (because Sandra is unconscious inside it). [[DontExplainTheJoke Robert removes the hour and minute hands from the face of the clock.]]

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* VisualPun: When Thomas is asked to remove the fainted Florence's hands from her face, Florence is currently represented by a giant clock (because Sandra is unconscious inside it). [[DontExplainTheJoke Robert removes pulls the hour and minute hands from off the face of the clock.]]


* VisualPun: When a character is asked to take the hands off the face of the actress, the actress is currently represented by a giant clock. [[DontExplainTheJoke They remove the hour and minute hand off the face of the clock.]]

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* VisualPun: When a character Thomas is asked to take remove the fainted Florence's hands off the face of the actress, the actress from her face, Florence is currently represented by a giant clock. clock (because Sandra is unconscious inside it). [[DontExplainTheJoke They remove Robert removes the hour and minute hand off hands from the face of the clock.]]


--> ''"This set is a bloody death trap!"''
--> '''Trevor, after suffering one too many AmusingInjuries'''

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--> -> ''"This set is a bloody death trap!"''
--> '''Trevor, -->--'''Trevor''', after suffering one too many AmusingInjuries'''
AmusingInjuries



The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, riding high on their previous successful play performances (including ''[[Literature/JamesAndTheGiantPeach James and the Peach]]'', ''[[Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe The Lion and the Wardrobe]]'', and ''[[Theatre/{{Cats}} Cat]]''), has been commissioned to perform ''The Murder at Haversham Manor'', a 1920s murder mystery. However, as production starts, just about everything that can go wrong does. The comedy ranges from slapstick, forgotten and mispronounced lines, the set falling apart, and much more.

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The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, riding high on their previous successful play performances (including ''[[Literature/JamesAndTheGiantPeach James and the Peach]]'', ''[[Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe The Lion and the Wardrobe]]'', and ''[[Theatre/{{Cats}} Cat]]''), ''Theatre/{{Cat|s}}''), has been commissioned to perform ''The Murder at Haversham Manor'', a 1920s murder mystery. However, as production starts, just about everything that can go wrong does. The comedy ranges from through slapstick, forgotten and mispronounced lines, the set falling apart, and much more.



* AcquiredErrorAtThePrinter / TypoOnTheCover: The advertising of the production is often badly installed and misspelled. The image on the program is off centered and cut off by the border. The logo on the cast change notice is upside down. And in the Broadway Production, in the list of shows near the back of the Playbill, the whole advertisment is printed upside down. [[note]] And due to the nature of the Playbill magazine, this applies even if you receive it at an entirely different show. [[/note]]

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* AcquiredErrorAtThePrinter / TypoOnTheCover: AcquiredErrorAtThePrinter: The advertising of the production is often badly installed and misspelled. The image on the program is off centered and cut off by the border. The logo on the cast change notice is upside down. And in the Broadway Production, in the list of shows near the back of the Playbill, the whole advertisment advertisement is printed upside down. [[note]] And due to the nature of the Playbill magazine, this applies even if you receive it at an entirely different show. [[/note]]



* AmbiguouslyGay: Max really, really doesn't want to kiss Sandra. When Trevor ends up having to read Florence's lines, though, he's much more enthusiastic. On the other hand, Theatre/PeterPanGoesWrong shows that Max has a crush on Sandra, which pushes him into AmbiguouslyBi territory.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Max really, really doesn't want to kiss Sandra. When Trevor ends up having to read Florence's lines, though, he's much more enthusiastic. On the other hand, Theatre/PeterPanGoesWrong ''Theatre/PeterPanGoesWrong'' shows that Max has a crush on Sandra, which pushes him into AmbiguouslyBi territory.



-->'''Chris:''' This isn't a pantomime!
-->'''Audience:''' Yes it is!

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-->'''Chris:''' This isn't a pantomime!
-->'''Audience:'''
pantomime!\\
'''Audience:'''
Yes it is!



* BringTheAnchorAlong: During the climax, Dennis - who is playing Perkins - is handcuffed to the chaise-longue. He is supposed to be released when Perkins' innocence is established, but this being [[TheShowMustGoWrong the play that goes wrong]], they have lost the handcuff keys. Dennis struggles through the rest of the scene carrying the chaise-longue.

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* BringTheAnchorAlong: During the climax, Dennis - who Dennis--who is playing Perkins - is Perkins--is handcuffed to the chaise-longue. He is supposed to be released when Perkins' innocence is established, but this being [[TheShowMustGoWrong the play that goes wrong]], they have lost the handcuff keys. Dennis struggles through the rest of the scene carrying the chaise-longue.



* BrickJoke: Various actions often have hilarious repercussions later in the production.

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* BrickJoke: Various actions often have hilarious repercussions later in the production. Max pulls a large book out from behind a pillow on the chaise-longue and shoves it underneath the furniture so that he can sit comfortably; half an act later, Chris panics when he can't find it, and [[BreakingTheFourthWall breaks the fourth wall]] to scream at the audience members trying to help.



* CouldntFindAPen: Due to various props being misplaced, Chris(as the Inspector), is unable to find his notebook or pen and is reduced to attempting to take notes on a vase with a key.
* CueCardPause: When Annie gets shoved on to stage to take Sandra's place, she is reading her lines from the script. At one point, she stops mid-sentence, leaving her cast mates baffled. Robert then reaches out and turns over the script's page and Annie realizes that there is more and launches into the second part of her speech.
* CulturalTranslation: The White Sprit in the UK production is referred to as Paint Thinner in the US production. [[note]]Paint Thinner is the general term for White Spirit.[[/note]]

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* CouldntFindAPen: Due to various props being misplaced, Chris(as Chris (as the Inspector), Inspector) is unable to find his notebook or pen and is reduced to attempting to take notes on a vase with a key.
* CueCardPause: When Annie gets shoved on to stage to take Sandra's place, she is reading her lines from the script. At one point, she stops mid-sentence, leaving her cast mates baffled. Robert then reaches out and turns over the script's page page, and Annie realizes that there is more and launches into the second part of her speech.
* CulturalTranslation: The White Sprit in the UK production is referred to as Paint Thinner in the US production. [[note]]Paint Thinner thinner is the general term for White Spirit.[[/note]]



* DramaticIrony: [[InUniverse In-Universe.]] The characters within the story have to act like nothing is wrong, but both the actors and the audience are aware of the various screw ups that have unfolded.

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* DramaticIrony: [[InUniverse In-Universe.]] InUniverse. The characters within the story have to act like nothing is wrong, but both the actors and the audience are aware of the various screw ups screw-ups that have unfolded.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: While they examine the body the characters all comment on how lifelike it seems, foreshadowing the fact that they are not, in fact, dead. Pity the actor gets a coughing fit from the powder someone just dropped on them.
** Also, in the Playbill in the Broadway version, there's a note from Chris, who states he thinks the production will "bring the house down". Sure enough, the set collapses near the end of the play.
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: Sandra spends much of Act 2 running around in these.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
**
While they examine the body Charles Haversham's body, the characters all comment on how lifelike it seems, foreshadowing the fact that they are he is not, in fact, dead. Pity the actor gets a coughing fit from the powder someone just dropped on them.
him.
** Also, in In the Playbill in the Broadway version, there's a note from Chris, who states he thinks the production will "bring the house down". down." Sure enough, the set collapses near the end of the play.
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: Sandra spends much of Act 2 running around in these.a shift and printed panties, after Annie is given her dress and her role.



* InadvertentEntranceCue: Jonathan twice jumps his entrance cue (including once doing it in the wrong ''act'') to rush onstage with a gun yelling "Not so fast, Inspector!".

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* InadvertentEntranceCue: Jonathan twice jumps his entrance cue (including once doing it in the wrong ''act'') to rush onstage with a gun yelling yelling, "Not so fast, Inspector!".Inspector!"



-->'''Annie/Florence:''' Kiss me a thousand times, I'm yours!
--> ''[beat]''
--> '''Robert/Thomas:''' [looking pained] Of course, Florence, that's what brothers are for.

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-->'''Annie/Florence:''' Kiss me a thousand times, I'm yours!
--> ''[beat]''
-->
yours!\\
''[beat]''\\
'''Robert/Thomas:''' [looking pained] ''[looking pained]'' Of course, Florence, that's what brothers are for.



--> '''Chris:''' [in the Broadway production] Bloody Americans!

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--> '''Chris:''' [in -->'''Chris:''' ''[in the Broadway production] production]'' Bloody Americans!



-->'''Trevor:''' Nah, it ain't going very well, actually. ''[beat, laughs]'' Yeah, she's still unconscious.



* LadyNotAppearingInThisGame: On the posters outside of the theater in the Broadway production, one includes headshots of the cast and one of Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio. A caption on the image reads "Not appearing Monday through Sunday". [[note]] [[DontExplainTheJoke Which means he never appears at all.]] [[/note]]



* {{Malaproper}}: Dennis, who plays Perkins the Butler, can't say some of his words correctly.
* LadyNotAppearingInThisGame: On the posters outside of the theater in the Broadway production, one includes headshots of the cast and one of Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio. A caption on the image reads "Not appearing Monday through Sunday". [[note]] [[DontExplainTheJoke Which means he never appears at all.]] [[/note]]

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* {{Malaproper}}: Dennis, who plays Perkins the Butler, can't say some of his words correctly.
* LadyNotAppearingInThisGame: On the posters outside of the theater in the Broadway production, one includes headshots of the cast and one of Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio. A caption
correctly, despite having written them on the image reads "Not appearing Monday through Sunday". [[note]] [[DontExplainTheJoke Which means he never appears at all.]] [[/note]]his hand.



* PlayWithinAPlay: ''Murder at Haversham Manor''

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* PlayWithinAPlay: ''Murder ''The Murder at Haversham Manor''



* ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud: When the female lead Sandra is knocked out, the stage manager Annie is shoved on to the stage with a copy of the script to take her place. Needless to say, she starts reading the stage directions out loud, and ends Act 1 by shouting "Blackout! Intermission!"
* RunningGag: Plenty, including a missing Music/DuranDuran CD, the dog that was supposed to be used in the production being missing, the actors accidentally drinking white spirits (and subsequently performing a SpitTake), Max crashing into the support beam, various set pieces falling down, Max grinning out at the audience, Dennis mispronouncing words, and the actors playing the character of Florence getting knocked unconscious by set pieces (usually the [[DoorSlamsYou door]]).

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* ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud: ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud:
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When the female lead Sandra is knocked out, the stage manager Annie is shoved on to the stage with a copy of the script to take her place. Needless to say, she starts reading the stage directions out loud, and ends Act 1 by shouting "Blackout! Intermission!"
** Dennis declares that his character Perkins is going to "the library! Exits!" at one point, and then stands there posing until his error occurs to him.
* RunningGag: Plenty, including a missing Music/DuranDuran CD, the dog that was supposed to be used in the production being missing, the actors accidentally drinking white spirits (and subsequently performing a SpitTake), Max crashing into the support beam, various set pieces falling down, Max grinning out at the audience, Dennis mispronouncing words, and the actors playing the character of Florence getting knocked unconscious by set pieces (usually the [[DoorSlamsYou door]]).{{the door|SlamsYou}}).



** TheReveal of "Murder at Haversham Manor" is inadvertently ruined twice by Jonathan rushing on stage and shouting "Not so fast Inspector!" before his cue. He gets it right the third time around.

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** TheReveal of "Murder ''The Murder at Haversham Manor" Manor'' is inadvertently ruined twice by Jonathan rushing on stage and shouting shouting, "Not so fast fast, Inspector!" before his cue. He gets it right the third time around.



* TitleDrop: Jonathan caps off TheSummation at the end by declaring his hope that "there will never be another murder at Haversham Manor." Of course, this can barely be heard over the other actors' bickering, the set completing its collapse, and Trevor playing his Duran Duran.



* TrashTheSet: The set slowly falls apart over the course of the show, with the whole thing finally collapsing during the climax. This escalates throughout the show- at first it's only the decorations, but then the stage parts begin to fall apart. In fact, after intermission, they attempt to fix the damage, [[AllForNothing only for the decorations to fall right back off again]], at which point they give up.

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* TrashTheSet: The set slowly falls apart over the course of the show, with the whole thing finally collapsing during the climax. This escalates throughout the show- at show--at first it's only the decorations, but then the stage parts begin to fall apart. In fact, after intermission, they attempt to fix the damage, [[AllForNothing only for the decorations to fall right back off again]], at which point they give up.


** Trevor starts the show asking if, along with the dog, if anyone's scene a DuranDuran CD. He later accidentally plays the music as a cue, letting the audience know he found it. At the play's climax, when everyone is at their wit's end, Robert pulls the play-within-a-play's evidence out of a handbag, including "One ticket to '''''DURAN DURAN!'''''" as everyone looks up at a [[Facepalm facepalming]] Trevor.

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** Trevor starts the show asking if, along with the dog, if anyone's scene seen a DuranDuran Duran Duran CD. He later accidentally plays the music as a cue, letting the audience know he found it. At the play's climax, when everyone is at their wit's end, Robert pulls the play-within-a-play's evidence out of a handbag, including "One ticket to '''''DURAN DURAN!'''''" holding up the CD case as everyone looks up at a [[Facepalm facepalming]] facepalming Trevor.


* InsistentTerminology: When the audience points out that the ledger is under the couch, Jonathan will angrily (and tearfully) say that it's a ''chaise-longue''.

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* InsistentTerminology: When the audience points out that the ledger is under the couch, Jonathan Chris will angrily (and tearfully) say that it's a ''chaise-longue''.''chaise-longue''.
--> '''Chris:''' [in the Broadway production] Bloody Americans!



* {{Malaproper}}: The actor who plays Jenkins can't say some of his words correctly.

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* {{Malaproper}}: The actor Dennis, who plays Jenkins Perkins the Butler, can't say some of his words correctly.



** The DoorSlamsYou gag. The first time, it knocks out Sandra. The second time, it gets Annie. The ''third'' time, Annie catches it and slams it back shut (with an angry Sandra behind it).

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** The DoorSlamsYou gag. The first time, it knocks out Sandra. The second time, it gets Annie. The ''third'' time, Annie catches it and slams it back shut (with an angry Sandra behind it).it, although she mysteriously pops out of the locked clock seconds later, having apparently teleported past the door).



** TheReveal of "Murder at Haversham Manor" is inadvertently ruined twice by Chris rushing on stage and shouting "Not so fast Inspector!" before his cue. He gets it right the third time around.

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** TheReveal of "Murder at Haversham Manor" is inadvertently ruined twice by Chris Jonathan rushing on stage and shouting "Not so fast Inspector!" before his cue. He gets it right the third time around.around.
** Trevor starts the show asking if, along with the dog, if anyone's scene a DuranDuran CD. He later accidentally plays the music as a cue, letting the audience know he found it. At the play's climax, when everyone is at their wit's end, Robert pulls the play-within-a-play's evidence out of a handbag, including "One ticket to '''''DURAN DURAN!'''''" as everyone looks up at a [[Facepalm facepalming]] Trevor.


* HeroicBSOD: Chris/the Inspector has this when he's unable to find the prop he needs, Max having moved it after accidentally sitting on it. He repeats "a ledger?" over and over as he looks for until he's screaming, then curls up on the couch sobbing. [[AudienceParticipation The audience]] pointing out said ledger is sticking out from under the couch does not help. (Especially since it's technically a chaise-lounge.)

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* HeroicBSOD: Chris/the Inspector has this when he's unable to find the prop he needs, Max having moved it after accidentally sitting on it. He repeats "a ledger?" over and over as he looks for until he's screaming, then curls up on the couch sobbing. [[AudienceParticipation The audience]] pointing out said ledger is sticking out from under the couch does not help. (Especially since it's technically a chaise-lounge.chaise-longue.)

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** Also, in the Playbill in the Broadway version, there's a note from Chris, who states he thinks the production will "bring the house down". Sure enough, the set collapses near the end of the play.

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* TapOnTheHead: Sandra and the two crew members who are knocked unconscious at various points seem to recover just fine.

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* DramaticIrony: [[InUniverse In-Universe.]] The characters within the story have to act like nothing is wrong, but both the actors and the audience are aware of the various screw ups that have unfolded.


* AcquiredErrorAtThePrinter / TypoOnTheCover: The advertising of the production is often badly installed and misspelled. The image on the program is off centered and cut off by the border. The logo on the cast change notice is upside down. And in the Broadway Production, in the list of shows near the back of the Playbill, the whole advertisemn is printed upside down. [[note]] And due to the nature of the Playbill magazine, this applies even if you receive it at an entirely different show. [[/note]]

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* AcquiredErrorAtThePrinter / TypoOnTheCover: The advertising of the production is often badly installed and misspelled. The image on the program is off centered and cut off by the border. The logo on the cast change notice is upside down. And in the Broadway Production, in the list of shows near the back of the Playbill, the whole advertisemn advertisment is printed upside down. [[note]] And due to the nature of the Playbill magazine, this applies even if you receive it at an entirely different show. [[/note]]


* AcquiredErrorAtThePrinter / TypoOnTheCover: The advertising of the production is often badly installed and misspelled. The image on the program is off centered and cut off by the border. And in the Broadway Production, in the list of shows near the back of the Playbill, the whole thing is upside down. [[note]] And due to the nature of the Playbill magazine, this applies even if you receive it at an entirely different show [[/note]]

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* AcquiredErrorAtThePrinter / TypoOnTheCover: The advertising of the production is often badly installed and misspelled. The image on the program is off centered and cut off by the border. The logo on the cast change notice is upside down. And in the Broadway Production, in the list of shows near the back of the Playbill, the whole thing advertisemn is printed upside down. [[note]] And due to the nature of the Playbill magazine, this applies even if you receive it at an entirely different show show. [[/note]]


* AcquiredErrorAtThePrinter / TypoOnTheCover: The advertising of the production is often badly installed and misspelled. The image on the program is off centered and cut off by the border. And in the Broadway Production, in the list of shows near the back of the program, the whole thing is upside down.

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* AcquiredErrorAtThePrinter / TypoOnTheCover: The advertising of the production is often badly installed and misspelled. The image on the program is off centered and cut off by the border. And in the Broadway Production, in the list of shows near the back of the program, Playbill, the whole thing is upside down.down. [[note]] And due to the nature of the Playbill magazine, this applies even if you receive it at an entirely different show [[/note]]


The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, riding high on their previous successful play performances (including ''[[Literature/JamesAndTheGiantPeach James and the Peach]]'', ''[[Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe The Lion and the Wardrobe]]'', and ''[[Theatre/{{Cats}} Cat]]''), has been commissioned to perform ''The Murder at Haversham Manor'', a 1920s murder mystery. However, as production starts, just about everything that can go wrong does.

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The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, riding high on their previous successful play performances (including ''[[Literature/JamesAndTheGiantPeach James and the Peach]]'', ''[[Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe The Lion and the Wardrobe]]'', and ''[[Theatre/{{Cats}} Cat]]''), has been commissioned to perform ''The Murder at Haversham Manor'', a 1920s murder mystery. However, as production starts, just about everything that can go wrong does.
does. The comedy ranges from slapstick, forgotten and mispronounced lines, the set falling apart, and much more.


* AllForNothing: During the course of the show, various props fall off the walls. They are reinstalled during the intermission for all of the replaced props to fall down almost as soon as the characters begin to speak.

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* AllForNothing: During the course of the show, various props fall off the walls. They are reinstalled during the intermission only for all of the replaced props to fall down almost as soon as the characters begin to speak.

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