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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

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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

  • Show full of laughs

    19 May 2019

    From start to finish, The Play That Goes Wrong delivers laughs a plenty. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and would recommend to anyone looking for a show to see that’s funny and very well delivered.

    David from Reading Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Play that goes wrong

    14 May 2019

    Second time I've seen it. Saw it seven years ago and it's still fresh and brilliantly performed!!

    Andy Antony Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • A Breath of Fresh Air!!

    13 May 2019

    This is definitely the play to see to laugh so much it hurts. To gasp in surprise or stare in disbelief, you are guaranteed to leave the theatre buzzing. The comedic timing is superb and the cast are all fantastic. I can't wait to see the other productions in their repertoire

    B Carr Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Hilarious

    10 May 2019

    This play is unlike any other my wife and I have been to! Hilarious from start to finish. The intermission was much needed just to stop laughing for a moment but then the second half just had you laughing from the beginning as well. Highly recommend any show that this group is putting on! I wish we had more time this trip to see the others but we will next time we visit!

    Travis Basden Confirmed ticket purchaser

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