THEATRE
Duchess Theatre
Catherine Street
London, WC2B 5LA
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SHOW TIMES
Opened: 03 Sep 2014
Booking from: 28 May 2017
Booking until: 25 Feb 2018
Duration: 2 hours 5 minutes including a 20 minute interval
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG TICKETS
Sunday

28 May 2017

7:00PM
3:00PM
Tuesday

30 May 2017

7:30PM
Wednesday

31 May 2017

7:30PM
Thursday

01 Jun 2017

7:30PM
Friday

02 Jun 2017

7:30PM
Saturday

03 Jun 2017

7:30PM
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  • tamiressouza-cichorz 3 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Play That Goes Wrong, 4th May 2017
    I honestly couldn't contain myself with laughter! The best comedy I've ever seen! Last year, during Christmas I saw on TV Peter Pan Goes Wrong and I absolutely loved it (considering me and my husband discarded the possibility of watching it when we were down in London looking for a play to watch... really regretted not watching it live). So we thought we HAD to watch this one live and oh boy, what a great thing we did. Definitely would watch again! I've heard some people say it's very slappish, but all I know it was laugh out loud big time for me. You've got to watch it!
    The best experience I've had so far in a theatre. The view wasn't in any way restricted and also for the fact that it is quite a cosy theatre, very small compared to the Apollo. We could see all the actors very well, as well as all of the stage. Definitely would seat here again. Great value for money as it only cost £22 (over the phone) and we had Theatre Tokens.
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    View from Dress Circle J9
  • ritobrataghose 3 reviews 0 helpful votes
    80% total rating The Play That Goes Wrong, 21st May 2017
    The set was amazing. Really loved it. The show was funny too. Unfortunately the cast I was expecting has moved on to their new show The Comedy About A Bank Robery and so was a little disapointed. However, the show is over all not bad. If you watch it without expecting a certain cast, I am sure you will enjoy it very very much! The whole audience loved it.
    The view was perfect for The Play That Goes Wrong... it was great. I would recommend this seat to anyone. Easy access to the exit.
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  • Jordannn 5"11 male 50 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Play That Goes Wrong, 16th May 2017
    I don't think I have laughed so much in a long time! Really a great piece of theatre and totally worth seeing!!
    Sat in Stalls H2
    The seat was very much like the seats at Her Majesty's Theatre, literally like sitting on a plank of wood with all the cushioning pushed to the front of the seat. I only found it uncomfortable towards the end of act one and only for about 5 minutes. View was great except for one thing that they have made a little box where one of the actors sits during the show within the audience, and it obscured my view a couple of times during the show but only for about 2 minutes.
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    View from Stalls H2
  • fifilou 5"7 female 178 reviews 2 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Play That Goes Wrong, 6th December 2015
    I loved this show. The company, the production, the staging just everything is so well presented and put together. Its a laugh a minute and whilst some things are a little predictable it didn't make me laugh any less. This is a play that is fit for anyone of any age. I also think it would be a great show to take someone who is maybe not sure if they like theatre. Its a play to enjoy and have a great time seeing!
    This seat is situated on the left hand side of the auditorium. It's high up but the auditorium is one of the smaller venues in London so you feel really close to the action. I could the details in the set and the actors with ease. I had no restriction in the view at all and the seats where actually rather comfortable with a decent amount of legroom. I would recommend this seat and would sit here again for future shows.
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    View from Dress Circle C20
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG SEATING PLAN
Get tickets in the centre of the Dress Circle for the best view of this impressive malfunctioning set.
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STORY
Mischief theatre’s Olivier Award winning comedy has been described as a fusion between Fawlty Towers and The Mousetrap.

This hilarious farce takes the form of a play within a play, as the hopeless Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society attempt to put on a 1920’s murder mystery with disastrous consequences. After receiving a large inheritance, the Cornely Polytechnic Drama Society set about mounting a particularly ambitious production. Despite their best intentions, as the title of the play suggests, everything that could possibly go wrong does. The performers demonstrate the true meaning of "the show must go on" as they contend with faulty sets, fluffed lines and unconscious cast members in their attempt to bring the play to its thrilling conclusion with hilarious results.

Part of the joy of this show is watching the on stage and off stage worlds collide. The stage manager and the tech guy with a penchant for Duran Duran both play prominent roles.

Young theatre company, Mischief Theatre, formed at LAMDA and have earned their theatre stripes with versions of The Play That Goes Wrong previously seen at London’s Old Red Lion Theatre and The Trafalgar Studios before receiving this well deserved West End transfer. The show was extended for the transfer and includes a more elaborate and dysfunctional set.

The play is written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields. The show is directed by Mark Bell and also features a set design by Nigel Hook and original music by Rob Falconer.

The show beat off stiff competition to be awarded with the Olivier Award for Best Comedy at the 2015 ceremony. A hit with audiences and critics alike, this production looks set to run and run.

That company have also enjoyed success with a recent touring production of Peter Pan Goes Wrong which in similar style to this show, concerns The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, this time attempting to put on a disastrous production of J.M. Barrie’s family classic.

Guaranteed to give you the giggles, this is one of the hottest comedy tickets in town.
SUITABLE FOR
If you love a good farce and enjoyed Noises Off or Jeeves and Wooster then you will adore this show. Please note, tickets for this production is recommended for ages 8+.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for children 8+
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