THE FUN and hilarity of The Play That Goes Wrong was first brought to my attention during the Royal Variety Awards of 2015.

A fictional society performing a murder mystery while the set falls apart and the cast fluff their lines was original and brilliant.

It has now arrived at the Alhambra for a week-long run and had the audience in stitches throughout.

Stagehands can be seen frantically searching the stalls for Winston the dog and props start breaking before the audience has even sat down.

As you can guess from the title, whatever can go wrong, does.

A dead body frequently wakes up, stage managers are forced to step into leading roles and the sound operator is too immersed in the England game to keep up.

At around one hour and 45 minutes long, the running joke that everything will come crashing down did seem a bit stretched, but the laughs are constant throughout.

The Play That Goes Wrong runs until Saturday.