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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About the show

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.

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: 09 Dec 2020
Booking until: 02 May 2021

Next available performances

Wednesday 09 Dec 2020--7:30pm
Thursday 10 Dec 2020--7:30pm
Friday 11 Dec 2020--7:30pm
Saturday 12 Dec 20202:30pm7:30pm
Sunday 13 Dec 20203:00pm7:00pm
Tuesday 15 Dec 2020--7:30pm
Wednesday 16 Dec 2020--7:30pm

Location and map

Duchess Theatre
Catherine Street
London, WC2B 5LA

552 Reviews Add review

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 34 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

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

Excellent show, lovely to be in a room full of people laughing for two hours. The ultimate feel good experience.

samanthas5 5’4, 7 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Really funny. Everything really does go wrong and is so perfectly timed (slapstick and jokes) which makes for such an entertaining... More

thomas2019 11 reviews, 0 helpful votes