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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

  • 5 Stars!

    24 April 2019

    The play was a riot of chaos from beginning to end! All of the cast put in skilful performances with just the correct amount of comedic energy and even the constant chatter from a couple of young Canadians in the seats nearby throughout the first act didn’t divert my attention away from the stage! They tried to continue in the second act but my son told them to be quiet which they did. Bravo all the actors and of course also the backstage crew! Will recommend this play to everyone I know!

    John Gaffney Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Brilliant play

    23 April 2019

    Brilliant play, extremely talented actors. Looking forward to their next play.

    Titi Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Excellent

    23 April 2019

    This was the 3rd time I have seen it. Enjoyed every performance. Twice in London and once in Britol. I notice something different but equally hilarious each time

    Franny Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • great play

    23 April 2019

    We thoroughly enjoyed this play. Exceptionally talented actors /actresses who had us rolling with laughter.

    Vicki Confirmed ticket purchaser

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