THEATRE
Duchess Theatre
Catherine Street
London, WC2B 5LA
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SHOW TIMES
Opened: 03 Sep 2014
Booking from: 24 Feb 2017
Booking until: 25 Feb 2018
Duration: 2 hours 5 minutes including a 20 minute interval
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG TICKETS
Friday

24 Feb 2017

7:30PM
Sunday

26 Feb 2017

7:00PM
Tuesday

28 Feb 2017

7:30PM
Wednesday

01 Mar 2017

7:30PM
Thursday

02 Mar 2017

7:30PM
Friday

03 Mar 2017

7:30PM
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  • loriritchie 6 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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    View from Stalls G9
  • jgblunners 6'2" male 58 reviews 1 helpful vote
    100% total rating The Play That Goes Wrong, 8th February 2017
    A farcical comedy masterpiece - the illusions are brilliantly designed and executed, with performers who are incredibly skilled in their delivery, comic timing and physicality. A phenomenal show.
    This seat (along with all the seats in the Circle) is quite low, which makes it a little uncomfortable if you're tall, but the legroom is good and the view of the stage is excellent - you don't miss anything.
    F15 Dress Circle - Duchess Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Dress Circle F15
  • mandygasson 25 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Play That Goes Wrong, 21st February 2017
    My 3rd time seeing this fantastic show. One of the funniest and best nights out I have ever had in The West End!
    Amazing view of the stage, but only if you lean slightly forward, as there is so much legroom if you sit right back in your seat you lose the front bit of the stage.
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    View from Dress Circle A15
  • sophiewaghorn 5'6 female 6 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Play That Goes Wrong, 21st February 2017
    Mischief theatre are genius. They have written one of the best comedies in the west end. I highly recommend it to everyone to see it. It's hilarious, I couldn't stop laughing and the cast are fantastic.
    Sat in the middle of the back row on the circle, great view and good amount of leg room
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    View from Dress Circle J10
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+.
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