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The Play That Goes Wrong

By Mischief Theatre

Following a triumphal six-month international tour and a Best New Comedy win at the What’s On Stage Awards 2014, The Play That Goes Wrong is now enjoying an extended run at the West End’s Duchess Theatre. 

The Play That Goes Wrong is a side-splitting farce about an amateur drama society’s attempts to stage a 1920s murder mystery play. The group of hapless thespians and backstage crew battle fudged lines, crumbling sets and disappearing props as they claw their way desperately to the final curtain call.

The story of the play-within-a-play that goes hideously wrong has a long tradition in theatre, from Pyramus and Thisby’s attempted performance in Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream to Michael Frayn’s hit Noises Off. Offering a flurry of sight gags and a hilarious script written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, The Play That Goes Wrong is a fantastic addition to this theatrical motif, exploiting the comic potential of theatrical misadventure to its absolute fullest.

Deftly directed by Mark Bell and featuring excellent performances by the entire cast, including Charlie Russell as the lead actor and Nancy Wallinger as the much-beleaguered stage manager, this mischievous symphony of perfectly-timed theatrical disasters is sure to become a cult hit.

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3-5 Catherine Street, London

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2 hours and 5 minutes including one 20 minute interval.

Good To Know

BSL Interpreted performance on Thursday 2nd April at 7.30pm.

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Suitable For Children

Age Limit: 8+

When Can I Go


Thursday and Saturday:2.30pm

Sunday-3pm and 7pm

Where Do I Go

Duchess Theatre, 3-5 Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5LA.

By Tube- Covent Garden

Duchess Theatre

3-5 Catherine Street, London

Latest customer reviews

  • Absolutely Hilarious

    22 January 2019

    This play is the funniest I have ever watched I was acheing all over because I was laughing so much It was brilliant The production the cast the set were outstanding I congratulate all concerned for giving us such a wonderful uplifting evening 😊

    Helen Church Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • The play that goes wrong

    21 January 2019

    Excellent very slick and incredibly funny

    Pauline Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Non stop laugh a minute

    21 January 2019

    Having seen "bank robbery that goes wrong" , decided to give " the play that goes wrong" a go, and I wasn't disappointed at all. Clever set design with a very talented cast ( it must be incredibly hard to try to do a play right trying to do it wrong) go hand in hand to provide laughs from before the curtain goes up (get to your seats early people) to the very last second. Good old fashioned family fun British slap stick/romp/farce. Brilliant

    Gary Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Funniest play

    20 January 2019

    Have seen this play twice in 2 years. It is so funny, there is no let up in the action and you pick up things second time around. Lots of audience inter action from the word go, even has a story line. We have also seen their production of The Bank Robbery which is just as funny.

    Roger Gower Confirmed ticket purchaser

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