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!
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!
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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.
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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The show is suitable for ages 8+.
The Play That Goes Wrong is playing at Duchess Theatre in London.
The running time of The Play That Goes Wrong is 2 hrs, 5 mins with 1 intermission.
The Play That Goes Wrong is a play within a play where all that could possibly goes wrong on a stage does go 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.
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.
Duchess Theatre has multiple facilities including a Theatre bar, Cloakroom, Booster seats, Toilet, and Assistive listening system available for the audience.
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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