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The Play That Goes Wrong Tickets

See a group of actors hobble to curtain up in Mischief's classic comedy caper.
Production shot of The Play That Goes Wrong in London, featuring Daniel Anthony and Owen Jenkins
Production shot of The Play That Goes Wrong in London, featuring Jordan Akkaya as Trevor.
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About The Play That Goes Wrong

Laugh out loud at the West End's longest-running comedy play that continues to leave audiences laughing eight times a week. The Play That Goes Wrong tickets are available on London Theatre now.

When The Play That Goes Wrong play started at the Old Red Lion Theatre, the show opened to 60 theatregoers a night. Now, thousands of audience members enjoy Mischief’s trademark hijinks each week in The Play That Goes Wrong West End performances. It’s a beautiful blend of traditional British characters like Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes, all rolled into a farcical comedy for the ages. It’s even premiered in Australia and on Broadway, so something must have gone right, right?

LAMDA graduates Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields formed Mischief Theatre to honour their British comedy heroes. Now, their plays inspire and shape a future generation of theatregoers. Since Mischief Theatre made its West End mark with The Play That Goes Wrong, they’ve lent their slapstick style to unique adaptations of Peter Pan, A Christmas Carol, and even Magic with Penn and Teller. Discover more about Mischief Theatre shows in the West End.

What is The Play That Goes Wrong about?

Meet the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society — the real stars of The Play That Goes Wrong. They are in the middle of rehearsals for "Murder at Haversham Manor", a 1920s murder mystery. But, as the title suggests, it's not so easy for them. See the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!

Tickets to The Play That Goes Wrong are available now. Book your The Play That Goes Wrong tickets on London Theatre today.

Run time

2hr. Incl. 1 interval.

Start date

18th June, 2021

End date

4th May, 2025

Age

Ages 8+.

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949 Reviews

JimDM

JimDM

352 Reviews | 93 Followers
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Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if Saw this in a fog of jet lag and couldn’t have had a better time. Utterly ridiculous, endlessly delightful.

Don’t see it if If you don’t enjoy a pratfall, stay far away.

Pedro N

Pedro N

108 Reviews | 8 Followers
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Humorous, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like British humor. Funny and silly plays. A good laugh.

Don’t see it if You don’t like silly.

Lady-of-Leisure

Lady-of-Leisure

19 Reviews | 1 Followers
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Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if I adore all the "Goes Wrong" Co. shows, it's pure slapstick, silly yet hilarious with spot on timing.It starts before curtain up so be aware

Don’t see it if you don't like slap stick silliness with no singing or dancing.

Mark 3200

Mark 3200

52 Reviews | 7 Followers
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Dated, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You like laugh out loud comedies. It’s a show of miss happs which are funny even though you know they’re going to happen well performed.

Don’t see it if Old school comedies

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Our Review

The Play That Goes Wrong Review

4 of 5
23 Dec 2021, 14:40
The theatre loves nothing more than itself, especially when things aren't going to plan: this kind of self-sustaining narcissism has made hits of everything from The Producers and Spamalot to Michael Frayn's Noises Off. And in The Play That Goes Wrong, we're here to prick the pomposities and artifice of theatre yet again in a bustling portrait of an amateur dramatic company from Cornley Polytechnic, as they attempt to put on a 1920s murder thriller...

The Play That Goes Wrong cast and creative team

By: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields
Director: Mark Bell
Producer: Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence Ltd
Cast list: Owen Jenkins (as Robert), Daniel Fraser (as Chris), Joe Bolland (as Jonathan), Hannah Sinclair Robinson (as Sandra), Jordan Akkaya (as Trevor), Billie Hamer (as Annie), Daniel Anthony (as Dennis), Jay Olpin (as Max)
Design: Nigel Hook
Costumes: Roberto Surace
Lighting: Ric Mountjoy
Sound: Andy Johnson

Venue

3-5 Catherine Street, London, United Kingdom, WC2B 5LA.

Directions

Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Aldwych) RV1, 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 171, 172, 188, X68
Night bus numbers: (Aldwych) 6, 23, 188, N11, N13, N26, N47, N68, N87, N89, N155, N171, N551
Car park: Drury Lane, Parker Street (5mins)
Directions from tube: (5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn right into Bow Street and after 100 metres turn left (Russell Street) then immediately right onto Catherine Street, where the theatre is located 100 metres down.

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Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7:30 PM
Wednesday-7:30 PM
Thursday-7:30 PM
Friday-7:30 PM
Saturday2:30 PM7:30 PM
Sunday3:00 PM7:00 PM

Frequently asked questions

What is The Play That Goes Wrong about?

The show must go on– no matter what goes wrong! The original hit from Mischief Theatre went from pub theatre to the West End, and has played to sell-out crowds everywhere along the way. The hilariously inept Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society won’t let anything stop them from putting on a good show in this riotously funny slapstick comedy. Book your tickets to The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre today.

How long is The Play That Goes Wrong?

The running time of The Play That Goes Wrong is 2hr. Incl. 1 interval.

Where is The Play That Goes Wrong playing?

The Play That Goes Wrong is playing at Duchess Theatre. The theatre is located in 3-5 Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5LA..

How much do tickets cost for The Play That Goes Wrong?

Tickets for The Play That Goes Wrong start at £25.

What's the age requirement for The Play That Goes Wrong?

The recommended age for The Play That Goes Wrong is Ages 8+..

How do you book tickets for The Play That Goes Wrong?

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