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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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No refunds or exchanges available after purchase.


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

You will receive a confirmation email with your booking reference.

If you choose collect at box office please print this and bring it with you on the day of the show a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance start time.

If you choose post - tickets are sent 5 days after purchase.

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

  • So carefully planned to - go wrong!

    16 December 2018

    Funniest show we have ever seen. It had us laughing out loud over and over again. So many wonderful little touches showing attention to detail. Timing was fantastic. The theatre is so cosy too. THANKS

    Jack of PGS Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • So many laughs

    16 December 2018

    I haven’t laughed so much in ages. We saw this as a birthday present for my 16 year old son. We all laughed so much and left us leaving smiling 😂😝

    D Stenner Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Hilarious!

    16 December 2018

    I took my 13yo daughter and we both very much enjoyed it. Laughs throughout and great physical comedy. Will certainly be revisiting and looking out for similar shows from this theatre company.

    Lee Barlow Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • 16 December 2018

    Simply one of he funniest shows I’ve seen 😂 2nd time I’ve seen this now , it’s simply hilarious. A real tonic Even before the show starts there are antics happening Well worth the money

    😂😂 Confirmed ticket purchaser

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