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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

  • 22 July 2017


    Doel Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Brilliant !

    21 July 2017

    I am not normally given to laughing out loud but this play had me weeping in the aisles. A great evening. Only when reflecting afterwards did I realise how difficult it must have been for the actors to carry off this surprisingly intricate script to such success.

    S Ferguson Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Everything goes wrong!

    20 July 2017

    A hilarious play, full of funny gags and jokes. At points there are so many different things happening that you can't focus haha. It starts off great... each individual character adds to the comedy and as we go towards the end of the play everything goes wrong.

    Theatre boy Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Solid belly laughs

    19 July 2017

    If you're looking for subtle wit, this is not your show, but if you'd like to see a rollicking farce with immensely skilled stagecraft and slapstick done with panache and expertise, prepare to enjoy a fun evening of preposterous, silly pratfalls with nods to every stupid thing that has ever happened onstage. Great fun.

    Bonnie Confirmed ticket purchaser

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