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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.


3-5 Catherine Street, London

Cancellation Policy

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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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

  • Expected it to be good, but .....

    24 February 2018

    IT WAS FAB! Highly recommend this for rib tickling laughs and split second timing that was second to none. Lovely theatre too - intimate and perfect for this farce.

    Viv Edgar Confirmed ticket purchaser


    24 February 2018

    This play is funny from the very start to the end. The cast were great, and the comic timing was brilliant. If you enjoy a good laugh, this is a must.

    Tracy Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • The Play That Goes WRONG

    23 February 2018

    Unsure at first about interaction with audience before play, concerning a lost dog, but soon got into the flavour of the piece. Ended up roaring with laughter (like everyone else) by the end of the first half! Rather inventive and possibly, at times , with dangerous pratfalls but it did work. Actors worked very hard to keep up the momentum. Good clean fun.

    David and Marion R Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • 23 February 2018

    Hilarious from start to finish. Never laughed so much for so long in a long time

    Julia Sharpe-Cumbria Confirmed ticket purchaser

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