THEATRE
Duchess Theatre
Catherine Street
London, WC2B 5LA
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SHOW TIMES
Opened: 03 Sep 2014
Booking from: 23 Sep 2017
Booking until: 30 Sep 2018
Duration: 2 hours 5 minutes including a 20 minute interval
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG TICKETS
Sunday

24 Sep 2017

7:00PM
3:00PM
Tuesday

26 Sep 2017

7:30PM
Wednesday

27 Sep 2017

7:30PM
Thursday

28 Sep 2017

7:30PM
Friday

29 Sep 2017

7:30PM
Saturday

30 Sep 2017

7:30PM
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  • tamiressouza-cichorz 3 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Play That Goes Wrong, 4th May 2017
    I honestly couldn't contain myself with laughter! The best comedy I've ever seen! Last year, during Christmas I saw on TV Peter Pan Goes Wrong and I absolutely loved it (considering me and my husband discarded the possibility of watching it when we were down in London looking for a play to watch... really regretted not watching it live). So we thought we HAD to watch this one live and oh boy, what a great thing we did. Definitely would watch again! I've heard some people say it's very slappish, but all I know it was laugh out loud big time for me. You've got to watch it!
    The best experience I've had so far in a theatre. The view wasn't in any way restricted and also for the fact that it is quite a cosy theatre, very small compared to the Apollo. We could see all the actors very well, as well as all of the stage. Definitely would seat here again. Great value for money as it only cost £22 (over the phone) and we had Theatre Tokens.
    J9 Dress Circle - Duchess Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Dress Circle J9
  • fifilou 5"7 female 175 reviews 2 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.
    C20 Dress Circle - Duchess Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Dress Circle C20
  • alisonreneti 5'3 female 32 reviews 3 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Play That Goes Wrong, 13th August 2017
    Very, very funny show! Thoroughly enjoyed it, great cast and loved the way they interacted with the audience. Would highly recommend anyone to go and see it.
    Comfortable seat with plenty of legroom. Even though you are towards the back of the dress circle you get a good clear view of the stage and can see and hear exactly what is going on.
    G2 Dress Circle - Duchess Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Dress Circle G2
  • sldh 3 reviews 1 helpful vote
    100% total rating The Play That Goes Wrong, 23rd February 2016
    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 slapstick style, however, it was done very well and the entire auditorium was basically in hysterics at some points. The first half was definitely better than the second, however, that doesn't mean the second half wasn't good - in fact there were some pretty amazing physical jokes near the end that we were gasping at. All in all, I would definitely recommend it, although don't expect to be able to explain it very well to people the next day, it's very much something you have to see to understand!
    It was a bit of a squeeze when people wanted to get past to get a programme/go to the bathroom, however, these seats were definitely amazing for the £20 we got them for. We could see the entirety of the stage with the only annoyance being a couple in front of us who leaned forward throughout the show, even though there was no reason for them to do so. There were a few 'bits' in the stalls before the show began, however, these were usually preludes to things happening on stage so we you don't miss much there. In regards to comfort and leg room, it was fine for me (a tall woman) so there shouldn't be much of an issue for anyone really.
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THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG SEATING PLAN
Get tickets in the centre of the Dress Circle for the best view of this impressive malfunctioning set.
Duchess Theatre, London interactive seating plan & seat reviews
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, this is one of the hottest comedy tickets in town.
SUITABLE FOR
If you love a good farce and enjoyed Noises Off or Jeeves and Wooster then you will adore this show. Please note, tickets for this production is recommended for ages 8+.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for children 8+
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