The Play That Goes Wrong at Duchess Theatre tickets
The Play That Goes Wrong at Duchess Theatre tickets

The Play That Goes Wrong tickets from £23.50

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Originally premiering at the Old Red Lion, Mischief Theatre’s smash-hit, Olivier Award-winning comedy The Play That Goes Wrong has been described as an unmissable fusion between much-loved slapstick comedy Fawlty Towers and the West End's long-running murder mystery The Mousetrap.

A hilarious farce takes the form of a play-within-a-play, The Play That Goes Wrong sees the hopeless Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society attempt to put on a 1920’s murder mystery with disastrous consequences. After receiving a large inheritance, the thespian troupe set about mounting a particularly ambitious production for a large audience. But despite their best efforts, 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 an unwavering attempt to bring the play to its thrilling conclusion, with hilarious results.

Hugely successful theatre company Mischief Theatre, who first formed at LAMDA, have earned their theatre stripes with multiple award-winning plays, including The Comedy About a Bank Robbery at the Criterion Theatre and Mischief Movie Night and Peter Pan Goes Wrong. Versions of The Play That Goes Wrong have toured the UK and across the world, on Broadway, in New Zealand and Hong Kong.

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

Cast members include Lindsey Scott as Annie, Daniel Poyser as Trevor, Jack Baldwin as Chris, Fred Gray as Jonathan, Sydney K. Smith as Dennis, Leonard Cook as Robert, Katy Daghorn as Sandra and George Haynes as Max. Understudies include Tom Babbage, Jamie Birkett, Sean Carey and Beth Lilly.

Winning the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong is guaranteed to give you the giggles. One of the hottest comedy tickets in town, the production plays at London's Duchess Theatre.

Recommended for

If you love a good farce and enjoyed Noises Off or Jeeves and Wooster, then you will adore this show.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 8+. No under 5's.

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 5 minutes (including an interval)
Opened: 03 Sep 2014
Press night: 14 Sep 2014
Booking from: 12 Dec 2018
Booking until: 27 Oct 2019

Next available performances

Thursday 13 Dec 2018--7:30pm
Friday 14 Dec 2018--7:30pm
Sunday 16 Dec 20183:00pm7:00pm
Tuesday 18 Dec 2018--7:30pm
Wednesday 19 Dec 2018--7:30pm
Thursday 20 Dec 20182:30pm7:30pm
Friday 21 Dec 2018--7:30pm

Location and map

Duchess Theatre
Catherine Street
London, WC2B 5LA

303 Reviews Add review

I honestly couldn't contain myself with laughter! The best comedy I've ever seen! Last year, during Christmas I saw on TV Peter Pa... More

tamiressouza-cichorz 4 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Fabulous show! This is the second time I have seen it and I would happily come back for more. Good, old fashioned slapstick with b... More

tapwhizz 168cm, 59 reviews, 4 helpful votes

We were in hysterics from before the start to the very end. The actors were mingling amongst the audience and getting the stage re... More

ange0801 5'9, 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I loved this show. The company, the production, the staging just everything is so well presented and put together. Its a laugh a m... More

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 5 helpful votes

Brilliant show, would highly recommend to anyone wanting to laugh straight for two hours.

HywelFarrowWilton 153cm, 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Amazing show which was full of laughs. Before we went I thought it might be a bit cheesy, as I knew it was meant to be a kind of ... More

sldh 3 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Hilarious and entertaining.

LondonLass 5"1, 190 reviews, 13 helpful votes

SamJones83 15 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This is the second time I've seen this show. The first time was several years ago so I have no idea whether it would be the same c... More

dianaowen 1 review, 0 helpful votes