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!
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!
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 Jun 2021- 29 Oct 2023
Tickets cannot be refunded, amended or rescheduled.
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.
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.
You can book online tickets to The Play That Goes Wrong from 18 June 2021 - 29 October 2023
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.
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.
The Play That Goes Wrong runs for 2 hours and 05 minutes, with one 20-minute interval in between.
The Play That Goes Wrong will start playing in Duchess Theatre from 18th June 2021.
You can watch the West End show The Play That Goes Wrong at Duchess Theatre, London.
By booking your The Play That Goes Wrong tickets with us, you may avail of exclusive discounts.
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.
Yes. Children above the age of 8 can attend The Play That Goes Wrong with a separate ticket.
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