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

25 Jul 2017

7:30PM
Wednesday

26 Jul 2017

7:30PM
Thursday

27 Jul 2017

7:30PM
Friday

28 Jul 2017

7:30PM
Saturday

29 Jul 2017

7:30PM
2:30PM
Sunday

30 Jul 2017

7:00PM
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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.
    J9 Dress Circle - Duchess Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Dress Circle J9
  • jowebster 2 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Play That Goes Wrong, 17th June 2017
    Totally hilarious from start to finish!
    This review includes seats B1, B2, B3 and B4. This is not a normal theatre seat. This is a box at the back, directly above the back row of the dress circle, forward facing to the stage. There are 4 seats inside the box that are normal chairs (cushioned dining room type chairs) that can be moved. Because of this, there is more leg room and room between the chairs than you would get anywhere else in the theatre, plenty of room for bags or coats. The box is completely secluded just for the 4 people sat in it. The door to it is locked, although it is a fire exit door so you can get out but you must ask for a member of staff to get you back in via a separate staircase to everyone else, therefore, do your loo trips and get your refreshments before you settle down. The theatre is very small, therefore although you are right at the back of the room (next to the sound/light box), you can see perfectly. You can see 100% of the stage. This is a 'cheap seat', however, I would make a point of getting these seats when I return to this theatre.
    B4 Dress Circle - Duchess Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Dress Circle B4
  • fifilou 5"7 female 175 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.
    C20 Dress Circle - Duchess Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Dress Circle C20
  • allenmaher 40 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Play That Goes Wrong, 4th July 2017
    Very funny. Incredible timing. Fab night out.
    Sat in Stalls F21
    Good view of full stage. Plenty of legroom as 2nd seat from end of row and there is no seat directly in front. Comfy seats.
    F21 Stalls - Duchess Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls F21
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.
Duchess Theatre, London interactive seating plan & seat reviews
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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