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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.

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19 Aug 2019

Too slapstick for us though our 13 year old quite enjoyed it.

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18 Aug 2019

Wasn’t sure what to expect but found this play very funny and enjoyed the casts interactions with the audience.

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18 Aug 2019

Extremely entertaining laughed all the way through

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17 Aug 2019

I watched this last night with my son for his 10th birthday. He and I loved it, it was so funny and kept catching us by surprise. We sat in the stalls, a rather central location which was great. But my parents have seen it up in the circle and said they still had a clear view. He has spent today talking about it and repeating lines and scenarios. He said "it was the funniest thing ever"; there was a wide range of age when we went and everyone was laughing. Definitely worth a watch!

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17 Aug 2019

Enjoyed every mad cap completely nutty moment, everyone roaring with laughter throughout.


When is it showing

20 Aug 2019 3 May 2020

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3-5 Catherine Street, London

Cancellation Policy

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 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