THEATRE
Duchess Theatre
Catherine Street
London, WC2B 5LA
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SHOW TIMES
Opened: 03 Sep 2014
Booking from: 28 Mar 2017
Booking until: 25 Feb 2018
Duration: 2 hours 5 minutes including a 20 minute interval
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG TICKETS
Wednesday

29 Mar 2017

7:30PM
Thursday

30 Mar 2017

7:30PM
Friday

31 Mar 2017

7:30PM
Sunday

02 Apr 2017

7:00PM
3:00PM
Tuesday

04 Apr 2017

7:30PM
Wednesday

05 Apr 2017

7:30PM
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  • fifilou 5"7 female 75 reviews 0 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.
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  • rukayacesar 5"7 female 129 reviews 31 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Play That Goes Wrong, 16th March 2017
    This show is hilarious, if you haven't been yet you absolutely must go!
    Sat in Stalls F22
    This is classed as a restricted view seats and because of this, you miss parts of the left hand side of the stage and some of the gags that happen there but not to the extent that you don't know what's happening! As a compromise though, the legroom is excellent due to the fact you don't have anyone in front of you! I personally didn't like how angled the seat backs were, I don't know if this differs throughout the theatre but due to the extra legroom it balanced out to be comfortable.
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  • lisawiedemann 172 female 17 reviews 0 helpful votes
    80% total rating The Play That Goes Wrong, 3rd March 2017
    Very funny but I expected nothing less from the Mischief Theatre Company. I actually liked Peter Pan Goes Wrong better since this became a bit repetitive after a while. Still, great fun for the whole family.
    The rake is very steep so no one is blocking the view in front of you. The whole stage is visible and no action is missed except for a couple of minutes when the actors are on the second level and their heads are cut off by the top of the stage. For the price, these seats are perfectly fine. You are quite far from the stage but since it's not the biggest theatre you can still see everything just fine. Also great leg leg room.
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  • loriritchie 8 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Play That Goes Wrong, 3rd July 2016
    Fantastically funny show, classic belly chuckle simple comedy. I do also recommend being around 30 minutes early if possible as there are a few bits things that just make the show itself a tad funnier. No spoilers but trust me!
    Sat in Stalls G9
    Great central view, you could see the whole stage and are fairly close. I would happily recommend these seats. I do also recommend being around 30 minutes early if possible as there are a few bits things that just make the show itself a tad funnier. No spoilers but trust me!
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THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG SEATING PLAN
Sit in the centre of the Dress Circle for the best view of this impressive malfunctioning set.
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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!
SUITABLE FOR
If you love a good farce and enjoyed Noises Off or Jeeves and Wooster then you will adore this show. Please note this production is recommended for ages 8+.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for children 8+
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