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 £24.00

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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.

Current casting includes Ciara Morris as Annie, Blayar Benn as Trevor, Ross Green as Chris, Elan James as Jonathan, Michael Keane as Dennis, David Kirkbride as Robert, Ellie Morris as Sandra and Milo Clarke as Max.

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.

Best seats

Get tickets in the centre of the Dress Circle for the best view of this impressive malfunctioning set.

Important information

Playing at: Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5LA

Performance dates: 02 Mar 2021 - 26 Sep 2021

Running time: 2 hours 5 minutes (including an interval)

Age restrictions: Recommended 8+. No under 5s.

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

Next performances

02 Mar Tuesday --7:30pm
03 Mar Wednesday --7:30pm
04 Mar Thursday --7:30pm
05 Mar Friday --7:30pm
06 Mar Saturday 2:30pm7:30pm
07 Mar Sunday 3:00pm7:00pm
09 Mar Tuesday --7:30pm

550 Reviews Add review

Absolutely brilliant, laugh out loud show. So much fun to go see a show that’s just plain hilarious without trying to relate to the... More

HeyImMark 171cm, 80 reviews, 4 helpful votes

AMAZING! This show is a masterpiece and entertained the hell out of me. The set is so cleverly designed that although ‘Goes Wrong’... More

sams6 4 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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 35 reviews, 1 helpful vote

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, 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Pure comedy genius! One of the funniest, if not the funniest things I've seen on stage in years. Exceptionally well acted and directed,... More

rikkiONshow 178cm, 355 reviews, 6 helpful votes

Family comedy. Superb cast, situational and visual/physical jokes. Actors interacted with the audience in character. Laugh-out-loud... More

kennethb8 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

alxx 6”1, 26 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Show was nice but nowhere near as funny as people's reviews. The Comedy About a Bank Robbery was much funnier.

vaidatraceviciute 162 cm, 32 reviews, 0 helpful votes