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Show Info


Once upon a time there was this little British play within a play....

“The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong” by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields, is a hilarious farcical comedy with a play within a play. The show begins before the curtain has even been raised, as the audience are present while the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society prepare to stage their new production – the 1920's murder mystery 'Murder at Haversham Manor.'

You all know the classic murder mystery story. There has been an untimely death at a country manor, everyone is a suspect, and an inspector is set on the case to find who the culprit is. 

However, when this play is performed by the accident-prone thespians of The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, everything that can go wrong…does!....but the show must go on! Mayhem ensues, the acting gets worse, and the set becomes increasingly dangerous, but the company struggles on regardless. The question is whether any of the cast and crew will remain standing, or conscious, by the final curtain?

This show is funded in part with a 2023 grant from the Ellensburg Arts Commission

Show Dates

Friday, February 3, 7:00 PM

Saturday, February 4, 2:00 PM

Saturday, February 4, 7:00 PM

Sunday, February 5, 2:00 PM

Thursday, February 9, 7:00 PM

Friday, February 10, 7:00 PM

Saturday, February 11, 2:00 PM

Saturday, February 11, 7:00 PM


Questions? Exchange your tickets for a different performance? Bringing a group? Reach out to:

VMT Executive Director: Jessica Solberg Black.

Phone: 509-972-6633




Performances: February 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11

Location: The Ramsay Center Ballroom (416 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg, WA)

**Please note that The Ramsay Center is a historical building that is in the process of being restored. At this time the facility is not ADA accessible, has no wheelchair access, and there is no elevator to the 2nd floor.** The Ramsay Center and Ballroomis located directly above The Clymer Museum. The door to access the second floor is between The Clymer and The Rodeo Hall of Fame. 


We partner with local restaurants and hotels in the area that have offered special pricing during our performance dates, custom menu items and other specials during our performances to make more of an experience out of your venture to the theatre.  Check back as more are being added weekly.



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Health Guidelines


  • If you are running a fever or feel sick in any way, we ask that you please stay home for the safety of everybody else. With a minimum 24 hours written notice, tickets may be exchanged for an alternative performance, provided there are seats available.

  • Per current state guidelines, masks are optional, but encouraged, especially if you feel you are in a higher risk category. Proof of vaccination is NOT required. Seating is general versus reserved and we encourage you to sit in groups that you feel comfortable with. We will have masks available at the box office for those who do not have them but would like one. 

  • Cast meet and greets after the show: if you would like to greet the cast we ask the you be masked for the health and safety of cast/crew members.

  • Valley Musical Theatre will take all measures possible to ensure the health and safety of our volunteers, patrons, and actors. However, we also make no representation regarding the effectiveness of any risk mitigation measure in preventing or reducing the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. Valley Musical Theatre is not responsible nor liable for any individual that develops COVID-19.

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