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Duchess Theatre

Mischief Theatre’s hilarious comedy of errors will leave you in stitches, as an am-dram group's latest murder mystery goes awry.

The Play That Goes Wrong Tickets Never Felt So Right!

What happens when you combine a murder mystery and a comic farce? Mischief Theatre’s catastrophic, but brilliant, The Play That Goes Wrong! The West End’s longest-running comedy is Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off, as a fictional am-dram society desperately try to stage a brand new murder mystery without any mishaps.

The winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy is still the top pick for rib-tickling comedy years later, laughing up a storm at the Duchess Theatre.

What is The Play That Goes Wrong about?

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society is staging its latest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor. But in the hands of these accident-prone actors, everything that can go wrong does! The cast battles through faulty sets, fluffed lines and more in a desperate bid to bring the play to its thrilling - and hilarious - conclusion.

This must-see hit show is an absolute riot from start to finish, with plenty of surprises, a little bit of audience interaction, and hilariously clever send-ups of the Agatha Christie-style whodunnits. This acting troupe take “break a leg” a bit too literally, and the results are side-splitting as audiences get to see the backstage team frantically fixing set pieces as the actors valiantly battle their way through, come hell or high water.

The Play That Goes Wrong Cast and Creatives

The cast of The Play That Goes Wrong includes Rolan Bell as Robert, Daniel Cech-Lucas as Chris, Luke Dayhill as Jonathan, Lucy Doyle as Sandra, Gavin Dunn as Trevor, Iona Fraser as Annie, Keith Ramsay as Dennis, and Ross Virgo as Max.

This rib-tickling masterpiece is the first show from Mischief Theatre, who have taken theatreland by storm with several award-winning comedies. Other hit shows from the team include The Comedy About a Bank Robbery and Magic Goes Wrong.

The Play That Goes Wrong: London’s Longest-Running Comedy

Mischief Theatre burst onto the scene with The Play That Goes Wrong in 2012, and it has been running at the Duchess Theatre since 2014; the longest-running play the venue has seen since it opened nearly 100 years ago. An instant hit with theatregoers and critics, the play has embarked on UK tours, transferred to New York, and won several awards including the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2015.

Everything goes wrong for the unfortunate characters, but something has gone very right for the show’s creators in the real world; they’ve gone on to enjoy enormous acclaim, and have applied their winning blend of comic capers, slapstick and perfectly-pitched chaos to Peter Pan, Penn and Teller and even a BBC TV series, The Goes Wrong Show.

The Play That Goes Wrong Reviews

This laugh-out-loud comedy has been in the West End for almost ten years, and was an immediate hit with critics and audiences when it premiered in 2014!

The Telegraph called it “delightful”, while The Stage gave it four stars and raved about its “outrageous, sometimes courageous inventiveness” and “brilliantly sustained” joke from start to end. Mark Shenton even wrote in London Theatre that Mischief Theatre “may have a substantial little hit on their hands” - and he certainly wasn’t wrong, because this show is still one of the most enjoyable and popular in London!

Tickets For The Play That Goes Wrong London Available Now

Agatha Christie meets local am-dram in the most hilarious way! Guaranteed to leave you giggling all the way home, book tickets to find out why theatregoers keep coming back for more laughs, more chaos and more pitch-perfect escapist comedy.

Performance dates:
23 Jun 2024 - 04 May 2025
Running time:
2 hours and 5 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 8+. Children under 5 not permitted.

The Play That Goes Wrong Reviews

1399 Reviews
  • 5 Stars75%
  • 4 Stars19%
  • 3 Stars4%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Stars0%

User Reviews


Funniest thing ever.

Performance date: 09 June 2024

Just brilliant! Belly laughs, so funny, proper old school comedy humour and just a joy from start to finish. The cast are just brilliant!

Performance date: 16 June 2024

Excellent show, so much fun. Arrive early as there is lots of fun to be had beforehand.

Performance date: 11 June 2024

Show Times

How Long is The Play That Goes Wrong?
The Play That Goes Wrong running time is 2 hours and 5 minutes including an interval.
Matinee Shows
Performances start at 2.30pm and finish at 4.35pm or start at 3.00pm and finish at 5.05pm.
Evening Shows
Performances start at 7.00pm and finish at 9.05pm or start at 7.30pm and finish at 9.35pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much are The Play That Goes Wrong tickets?

Ticket prices start at around £24 and rise to approximately £80 depending on the time of year and availability.

What are the most expensive tickets for The Play That Goes Wrong?

Tickets for the middle of Stalls rows E-K cost around £80 and are the best seats to enjoy this hilarious show from. You will be able to see every slapstick moment and some of the hidden quirks in the set design from here.

SeatPlan reviewers are full of praise for these premium seats, with one theatregoer saying that E12 offers a “good view of all that was happening - and there was a lot!”. Another suggests that J17 is “the best seat in the theatre”.

How can I get cheap tickets for The Play That Goes Wrong?

Ticket prices are usually under £100 no matter where you sit, so it is easy to enjoy this comic show on a budget. The venue itself is intimate and you can choose seats in any price band and feel confident that you will have a good view. The restricted view seats at either end of the Stalls are particularly good value for money, such as F22 and J2, whilst the very back rows of the Circle are “phenomenal” (H9).

Another way to save money on tickets is to look at booking for a midweek performance rather than a weekend one. Tickets for off-peak performances are sometimes cheaper, especially outside of school holidays.

The show is regularly included in seasonal promotions and other offers throughout the year. Sign up for an Alert and we will let you know when discounts for The Play That Goes Wrong are next available.

What else would you like to know?

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