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

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About the show

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.

From 26 February 2019, the cast will be replaced with Kazeem Tosin Amore as Robert, Catherine Dryden as Annie, Benjamin McMahon as Dennis, Jake Curran as Chris, Bobby Hirston as Max, Gabriel Paul as Trevor, Elena Valentine as Sandra and Steven Rostance as Jonathan.

The understudies will be David Kristopher Brown, Liam Horrigan, Matthew Howell, Louisa Sexton and Laura White.

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 5s.

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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: 23 Aug 2019
Booking until: 03 May 2020

Next available performances

Friday 23 Aug 2019--7:30pm
Saturday 24 Aug 20192:30pm7:30pm
Sunday 25 Aug 20193:00pm7:00pm
Tuesday 27 Aug 2019--7:30pm
Wednesday 28 Aug 2019--7:30pm
Thursday 29 Aug 2019--7:30pm
Friday 30 Aug 2019--7:30pm

Location and map

Duchess Theatre
Catherine Street
London, WC2B 5LA

423 Reviews Add review

There were, as the reviews say, some people crying with laughter. For me it was more like snorts of amusement, but then I'm not the... More

markh25 21 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Probably one of the best shows l have seen! Very funny, classic humour and was good to be in an environment with no media/ flashing... More

traceyleeh 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Absolutely fabulous show - a complete comedy of errors and exactly what we need in the world right now. Laughed from start to finish.... More

gillb7 1 review, 0 helpful votes

oughttobeclowns 5'7, 360 reviews, 36 helpful votes

I absolutely loved the show. It was extremely funny and very clever how it was done. It is something different to watch and, being... More

annacatchpole 5"4, 11 reviews, 0 helpful votes

meganlensink 167cm, 47 reviews, 0 helpful votes

It was amazing how many moving/collapsing visual gags they were able to fit on this stage! The show is so worth seeing! Laughing before... More

carolc13 1 review, 0 helpful votes

alisonkirsty 5'3", 203 reviews, 8 helpful votes

christierney777 5"9, 177 reviews, 1 helpful vote