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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.

How Does It Work

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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

  • Really really funny

    18 February 2019

    It was hilarious, and at times made you gasp and really feel for the safety of the actors!

    Andrea Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Top class

    18 February 2019

    We had a fantastic night. The play was perfect to end our weekend. Just made it on time as the play starts at 7pm in a Sunday. So good we never stopped laughing from the minute we stay down.

    Mary Malcolm Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • 18 February 2019

    We didn’t really know what to expect from the title and hadn’t seen any reviews. From the very beginning it was hilarious. The characters were really well cast and their “am dram” personsas were excellent. It was slap stick at its very best, if it hadn’t been so good I’m sure someone would have been injured with all the flying scenery!! We laughed until we hurt! Particular mention should go to the lighting/sound effects/prompt man and to Cecil with his toothy grin every time he thought that he had pleased his audience. But saying that, the cast were all great and we enjoyed it immensely. However I would suggest that one needs to have a good understanding of English to really enjoy it. Well done to all who took part.

    Jean H. Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Even the teens were happy

    18 February 2019

    Surely there can be no more fun to be had at the theatre than this? Belly laughs from the off, it even had five teenagers in stitches.

    James Confirmed ticket purchaser

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