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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.

The Play That Goes Wrong reviews

2,026 reviews
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27 Oct 2019

Great for the whole family ! LOL

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27 Oct 2019

Having watched the Bank Robbery locally we decided to give this a go - we were not disappointed - hysterical laughter from beginning to end. A must for anyone who loves good, old fashioned slapstick and farce.

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26 Oct 2019

This play was fast moving, entertaining, skillful, comical, good plot, interactive with audience, relax and enjoy and expect the unexpected..

Julie Stevenson
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23 Oct 2019

This was the second time to the Play that goes wrong! Still so funny the second time, even though I knew all the lines, both casts were fantastic, and I'd go to see it again and again!

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23 Oct 2019

Great show. Well performed. The audience enjoyed the show, everyone laughing. Well worth seeing.


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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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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