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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 a 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.

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 world.

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 at The Play That Goes Wrong!

The Story

There has been a murder at a country manor and an inspector is assigned to find who the culprit is. 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: Blayar Bennas Trevor, Ciara Morris as Annie, David Kirkbrideas Robert, and Elan James as Jonathan
  • Direction: Mark Bell
  • Music: Rob Falconer
  • Written by: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields

  • Children aged under 5 will not be admitted to this show. This show is recommended for ages 8 and above only.
  • Please keep in mind that 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.

The Play That Goes Wrong Tickets are available now!

Book your online tickets for The Play That Goes Wrong and secure your seats now! Watch this story of a bunch of accident-prone thespians at the Dutchess Theatre, London.

Booking Period: From 18 June 2021- 30 Jan 2022

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 back 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 including many iconic works by Emlyn Williams and T. S. Elio amongst others!

Seating Capacity: 479

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

SEE IT SAFELY: The Duchess Theatre operates strictly under the government COVID-19 guidelines.

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, Assistive listening system

Accessibility: The Duchess Theatre welcomes disabled guests and strives to make the show accessible for everyone

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: Please note that outside food is strictly prohibited inside the Duchess Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

FAQs | The Play That Goes Wrong

How can I buy tickets to the West End show The Play That Goes Wrong?

You can book online tickets to The Play That Goes Wrong from 18 June 2021 - 30 Jan 2022.

How much are the tickets for The Play That Goes Wrong?

The ticket price for The Play That Goes Wrong will vary with the seats you choose. However, tickets can be purchased at prices starting from £24.

What age is The Play That Goes Wrong appropriate for?

The Play That Goes Wrong is suited for a general audience aged 8 years and above. Please note that children under the age of 5 will not be admitted.

How long is The Play That Goes Wrong?

The Play That Goes Wrong runs for 2 hours and 05 minutes, with one 20-minute interval in between.

When is the opening date of The Play That Goes Wrong in London?

The Play That Goes Wrong will start playing in Duchess Theatre from 18th June 2021.

Where is the West End show The Play That Goes Wrong playing in London?

You can watch the West End show The Play That Goes Wrong at Duchess Theatre, London.

How can I buy discount tickets to the West End showThe Play That Goes Wrong?

By booking your The Play That Goes Wrong tickets with us, you may avail of exclusive discounts.

Are there accessible tickets for The Play That Goes Wrong?

Yes. Since Duchess Theatre welcomes disabled guests and strives to make the show accessible for everyone, viewers can purchase accessible tickets for The Play That Goes Wrong.

Do I need to purchase The Play That Goes Wrong ticket for my child?

Yes. Children above the age of 8 can attend The Play That Goes Wrong with a separate ticket.

Are cheaper tickets available for The Play That Goes Wrong?

Yes. Depending on the seat of your choice, you can find cheaper tickets for The Play That Goes Wrong. Click here to view your various ticket options.

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