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The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre

Official poster of The Play That Goes Wrong where we can see a pair of legs and some projector fuming and title of the play falling off.
See The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre for a memorable evening full of laughter. Image courtesy of See Tickets.
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Laugh along to Mischief Theatre’s hilarious production of The Play That Goes Wrong in London's West End.


Mischief Theatre presents Olivier award-winning comedy The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre.

What is The Play That Goes Wrong about? 

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery play called "The Murder at Haversham Manor", but as the title of the show suggests, everything that can go wrong does…

Cast members seated and standing around a man lying on a sofa with shocked expressions on their faces

The play within the play is rife with clichés and over the top acting and it becomes apparent from the beginning that things are not going according to plan. The accident-prone actors battle against all odds to make it through to the end, with hilarious consequences during two hours of side-splitting laughs and mayhem for theatre goers. From props that don't work to actors missing their cues, the play is full of mishaps that only get worse as the show falls apart. 

The production culminates in a chaotic and hilarious finale, which is sure to leave you laughing long after the curtain falls.

One of the cast members is spraying the other cast member that is sitting on a green sofa with a  fire extinguisher.

How to book tickets for the play

Buy The Play That Goes Wrong tickets online.

What time is the evening show?

Evening performances usually take place at 7.30pm, from Tuesdays to Sundays.

On which days are there matinee performances?

The Play That Goes Wrong matinees are usually on Saturdays at 2.30pm and Sundays 3pm - although times may vary. Make sure to check your ticket in advance.

The cast of The Play That Goes Wrong look startled and ready to jump of stage while a man lies unconscious on a couch.

Where is it playing in London? 

The Play That Goes Wrong is on stage at the Duchess Theatre on Catherine Street in London’s West End. The closest tube station is Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line).

How long is the performance?

The Play That Goes Wrong is about two hours long, including a 20-minute interval. 

What other shows have Mischief Theatre created?

Alongside The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre created hit shows of the likes of The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Magic Goes Wrong and Groan Ups.

What other shows can I see in London?

Laugh at the antics of a touring company with Noises Off at the Phoenix Theatre as actors try to go through a castatrophic performance. Or follow the comical adventures of two missionaries attempting to convert a village in the satyrical show The Book of Mormon at The Prince of Wales Theatre.

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Adult Ticket From £23.80 per ticket

Venue Details & Map

Duchess Theatre

3-5 Catherine Street
0845 4349290

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