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.

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: 22 Feb 2019
Booking until: 27 Oct 2019

Next available performances

Saturday 23 Feb 20192:30pm7:30pm
Sunday 24 Feb 20193:00pm7:00pm
Tuesday 26 Feb 2019--7:30pm
Wednesday 27 Feb 2019--7:30pm
Thursday 28 Feb 2019--7:30pm
Friday 01 Mar 2019--7:30pm
Saturday 02 Mar 20192:30pm--

Location and map

Duchess Theatre
Catherine Street
London, WC2B 5LA

334 Reviews Add review

I loved this show. It is good old fashioned slap stick comedy - you know what is going to happen and you it makes you laugh out lo... More

Charmainf 5ft 4", 175 reviews, 10 helpful votes

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

Some excellent performances by the actors all of whom looked like they were really enjoying themselves. Lots of props accidents w... More

jeanettemartin 5' 3", 48 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Very funny show. Old fashioned slapstick British comedy that made us laugh out loud alot. They are a great company that produce br... More

harrietallum 5'2", 15 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Fantastic show with a brilliant cast. A definite must see if your comedy tastes include the likes of Mr Bean, or Laurel and Hardy.... More

edwoz 5'10", 36 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Funniest play I’ve seen in ages! Strange for me to not see a musical but was over the moon with this production

JB1998 93 reviews, 1 helpful vote

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, 6 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