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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.


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.

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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

  • the play that goes wrong

    23 April 2018

    fun, professional, lots of laughs

    Jean Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Totally funny

    23 April 2018

    Always something going on jokes all over the place and props that continue to make you laugh .great charecters very very funny

    Richard c Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • 2nd Time The Play That Goes Wrong

    23 April 2018

    Watched this first time in America last year on Broadway thought it was excellent then. this time round triple excellent dont bother with 5 star revue i will give it 15 stars As all the cast were stars, would like to see it come out on DVD excellent value for money at both theaters.

    Peter McG Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Brilliant!

    23 April 2018

    What a super evening of belly laughs and laughing out loud! So funny, not a dull moment from start to finish and incredible acting by the whole cast. Highly enjoyable.

    Diana Confirmed ticket purchaser

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