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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.

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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

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Duchess Theatre

3-5 Catherine Street, London

Latest customer reviews

  • The Play That Goes Wrong

    22 January 2017

    Very funny and great cast. Very light hearted, a great show for the whole family.

    Anna Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • best show this year

    22 January 2017

    we really enjoyed the show. and we are going to try to see the bank job next

    Tim Blyth Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Brilliantly hilarious

    22 January 2017

    It is a long time since I've laughed so much!! The skill that goes into creating such clever effects while making it appear so haphazard is remarkable. And each actor carried equal strength in the production - there was no weak link. I want to go back again with others just to watch them enjoy it too!

    Rachael Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • 22 January 2017

    One of the funniest and most brilliant plays we have ever seen! So clever! We had tears of laughter rolling down our cheeks from start to finish. We went with our three children aged 13, 11 and 9 and they thought it was wonderful. They are still talking about it and re-living every moment. Thank you. Such a feel good, joyful experience. We could happily watch it all over again.

    Kate Kerven Confirmed ticket purchaser

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