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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.

Suitable For Children

Age Limit: 8+

Good To Know

BSL Interpreted performance on Thursday 2nd April at 7.30pm.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges available after purchase.


3-5 Catherine Street, London


2 hours and 5 minutes including one 20 minute interval.

When Can I Go


Thursday and Saturday:2.30pm

Sunday-3pm and 7pm

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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

  • Brilliant and energetic performance

    22 February 2017

    This was a fantastic night out. I took my daughter for her 13th Birthday and her older sister (15). We were all in hysterics. It is fast-paced and furious. The timing of all the actors was impeccable. If you enjoy physical humour and slapstick you will love this. It is very sharp and funny. The added bonus of the actors coming into the audience before the performance and in the interval just added to the fun.

    Esther Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Hilarious

    22 February 2017

    Only a play so meticulously planned could go so brilliantly wrong. We were in stitches throughout.

    Amanda Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Fine holiday fun

    21 February 2017

    Well, I laughed and I laughed...and then laughed some more! What a fine example of a simple concept very well executed. My husband (who is not easily pleased)thought it was brilliant and full of slapstick- what isn't to love about a Basil Faulty-esque character taking on the world of amateur dramatics with less than desirable results?

    Rachael Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Technical masterpiece

    20 February 2017

    Brilliantly funny from the moment you enter the auditorium. Technically amazing, superbly choreographed stunts. Highly recommended play!

    Michele Confirmed ticket purchaser

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