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The Play That Goes Wrong

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18 Jun 2021 - 03 Nov 2024
2 hrs, 5 mins with 1 intermission
Suitable for 8+
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Why Watch The Play That Goes Wrong?

  • Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong is playing at the Duchess Theatre and is as funny as ever!
  • The show-within-show concept of The Play That Goes Wrong makes it one of the most fascinating plays on West End at the moment. Best described as Noises Off meets Fawlty Towers, the play is an absolute riot for the entirety of its duration.
  • During the production of the whodunnit mystery play - The Murder at Haversham Manor, by the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, - disaster strikes at every possible moment. Witness everything falling into chaos to hilarious effect!
  • The Play That Goes Wrong has received singularly positive reviews since its premiere over five years back, making it one of the hottest-selling shows on West End.

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About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability

Tickets

The Play That Goes Wrong debuted at the Old Red Lion Theatre in 2012 and has been delighting audiences ever since. The show follows the trials and tribulations of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society. After mega-successful productions including James and the Peach, Cat, The Lion and the Wardrobe, and more, the drama society is taking on a murder mystery that’s strikingly similar to Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap. Named The Murder at Haversham Manor, the play quickly becomes a theatrical disaster in every sense of the word.

The show offers audiences a glimpse of all the hilarious backstage drama including performing last-minute repairs on the set pieces. As the play proceeds, a series of mishaps begin to unfold one by one including falling props, collapsing floors, actors forgetting lines, stomping on fingers, breaking character, and getting stuck in a grandfather clock. Anything that you can imagine going wrong on stage during a play, goes wrong in The Play That Goes Wrong!

The Story

There has been a murder at a country manor and an inspector is assigned to find the culprit. In the hands of the accident-prone thespians, The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, this classic murder mystery gets turned around its head and everything that can go wrong does! Watch the cast and crew fight all odds to get through to their final curtain call, with laugh-out-loud consequences!

Show Timings

  • Tue-Sat: 7.30 PM
  • Sat: 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM
  • Sun: 3 PM & 7 PM

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: Tomisin Ajani as Trevor, Jo Ben Ayed as Dennis, and Ashh Blackwood as Annie
  • Direction: Mark Bell
  • Music: Rob Falconer
  • Written by: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

  • Children aged under 5 will not be admitted to this show. This show is recommended for ages 8 and above.
  • Please keep in mind that the theatre does not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Tickets Redemption

  • Contactless E-tickets will be provided for online check-in.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your The Play That Goes Wrong voucher instantly. Please display the same on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. No need to take a printout.
  • Online Venue Check-In: Please note you will be contacted by the venue 48 hours before the performance with instructions on how to check-in and retrieve your e-ticket.

Cancellation & Refunds

Tickets cannot be refunded, amended or rescheduled.

The Duchess Theatre

One of the smallest proscenium-based theatres in the West End, the Duchess Theatre
was designed by Ewen Barr. He fought against the many challenges of the unorthodox-shaped site to design a moderately successful theatre. The Duchess Theatre opened in November 1929 with a production of Hubert Griffith’s Tunnel Trench. The early years of the theatre witnessed short runs of plays by successful playwrights.

Seating Capacity: 479

The Duchess Theatre Seating Plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: Duchess Theatre, 3-5 Catherine Street, London

Tube: The nearest tube stations are Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line), Holborn (Central/ Piccadilly Lines) Charing Cross (Northern/Bakerloo Lines) and Temple (Circle and District Lines).

Bus: 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68 76, 87, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188 from Lancaster Place (Stop T) and Aldwych Somerset House (Stop R).

Available Facilities: Theatre bar, Cloakroom, Booster seats, Toilet

Accessibility: Assistive listening system

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Duchess Theatre.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind, that most London theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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What age is The Play That Goes Wrong appropriate for?

The show is suitable for ages 8+.

Where is The Play That Goes Wrong playing in London?

The Play That Goes Wrong is playing at Duchess Theatre in London.

How long does The Play That Goes Wrong run for?

The running time of The Play That Goes Wrong is 2 hrs, 5 mins with 1 intermission.

What is The Play That Goes Wrong about?

The Play That Goes Wrong is a play within a play where all that could possibly goes wrong on a stage does go wrong.

What is the dress code while attending The Play That Goes Wrong?

There is no specific dress code at West End. However, it is prudent to dress in semi-formals or smart casuals and something comfortable. Carry a light sweater or a jacket as the theatre can get a bit chilly.

Is outside food allowed while attending The Play That Goes Wrong?

No, outside food is not allowed while attending The Play That Goes Wrong. Most theatres do have a cafeteria or bar inside the premises where you can get snacks and drinks.

What are the facilities available at Duchess Theatre?

Duchess Theatre has multiple facilities including a Theatre bar, Cloakroom, Booster seats, Toilet, and Assistive listening system available for the audience.

Can I take pictures or videos of The Play That Goes Wrong inside the theatre?

Photography, videography, and sound recording are prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres do have a souvenir shop from where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.

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