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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.

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3-5 Catherine Street, London

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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

  • Silent shoulder shakes

    25 June 2019

    The play was very well put together, and great in humour and slapstick, along with generous amounts of staged miscues and ad libbing. The seats however were very tiny. If you are a lady larger than a size 20 you may well struggle. I am a 20 and it was extremely snug fitting. This also means that your shoulders are in the space of the neighbouring seat. However the seats all gave a great view of the stage.

    Buff Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • What a fantastic evening

    25 June 2019

    I booked to see this play for my wife's birthday having seen a clip on the Royal Variety Performance some little time ago.. We laughed from start to finish. After act 1 we discussed how they were going to better what we had seen. It did not disappoint. I would highly recommend this farce to anyone. The theatre size was just right for this play and every actor was brilliant

    Neil C Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Outstanding performance

    24 June 2019

    From when we entered the theatre the actors were already in character. I waited a long time to see it and they did not disappoint! We laughed throughout and really enjoyed the play.

    Fati Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Brilliant

    24 June 2019

    It was very funny from start to finish I been going to see it again when I can get more tickets

    Glenn sutton Confirmed ticket purchaser

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