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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

  • 28 May 2017

    Excellent production, laughed all the way through, great scenery in design to make the most of the production, very talented actors and actresses, would definitely see it again

    Skinny Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Excellent night out

    22 May 2017

    Excellent show, definitely a LOL feel goo play. Highly recommend it to families, my 9 year old thought it was very very funny

    Laura Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • More than a houseful of laughs!

    21 May 2017

    We have seen the play twice a year apart and brought our niece and her consort while on a trip to London. It is what we think makes London theater so unique as this lovely and lively farce and fracas makes everyone laugh and laugh. Are sides still are splitting.

    Jolly American Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • 15 May 2017

    Had a totally great time, amazing acting and a show full of surprises. I laughed so much my cheaks hurt

    Dawn Wylds Confirmed ticket purchaser

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