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The Play That Goes Wrong

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.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges available after purchase.

Suitable For Children

Age Limit: 8+

Good To Know

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

When Can I Go


Thursday and Saturday:2.30pm

Sunday-3pm and 7pm


3-5 Catherine Street, London


2 hours and 5 minutes including one 20 minute interval.

Where Do I Go

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

By Tube- Covent Garden

How Does It Work

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Duchess Theatre

3-5 Catherine Street, London

Latest customer reviews

  • Play That Goes Wrong

    22 November 2017

    Loved it. A good laugh and amazing stunts!

    LesleyH Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • The best laugh in London

    22 November 2017

    This was the second time I attended this comedy and it was even more enjoyable and laughter making than before. An excellent comedy to lift your spiritsRow

    Olive H Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Exhausted with laughter

    22 November 2017

    We had an amazing time, the play is hilarious, we laughed for two hours non-stop, the whole production is great, the actors are amazing! I liked the size of the theatre too, It is small compared to other venues, but exactly this contributed to being completely absorbed in the play and feeling involved. Also with everyone in the audience laughing, a bigger venue (louder laughter) would have made it impossible to hear the actors on stage. I absolutely recommend this for harmless, slapstick fun and loads of laughter!

    Ayesha Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Did not know I could laugh that much

    21 November 2017

    What am amazing show!!! It was so much fun - a bit chaotic towards the end but still a very good play. Would definitely recommend this play to everyone

    Mia Brits-Ferreira Confirmed ticket purchaser

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