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The Play That Goes Wrong Tickets

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Performance Times


Booking Period

Show Opened

5th Sep 2014

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25th Nov 2017 - 30th Sep 2018

Running Time

2 Hours 5 Minutes

Age Restrictions

Suitable for ages 8+

What's it all about?

The Play That Goes Wrong bounces into London's West End at the Duchess Theatre, following two previous runs and a sell out season at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, creating theatrical mayhem that is sure to put a smile on your face.

Join the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society as they attempt to stage a complex murder mystery drama where, as the title suggests, everything that possibly could go wrong – does! The over the top Thespians struggle to keep the 1920s mystery afloat, as accident prone actors get into mischief, personal life is dragged on stage and even the set begins to collapse around them.

Described as 'Faulty Towers' meets 'The Mousetrap', The Play That Goes Wrong is guaranteed to have you rolling in the aisles. From humble beginnings at the Old Red Lion in Islington, the Mischief Theatre Company who have both written and performed The Play That Goes Wrong join the ranks of the West End delivering this innovative farce with utter precision, expert comic timing and ruthless energy. 

What's the story?

The Play That Goes Wrong begins before the curtain has even been raised, as the audience witness the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society preparing to stage their annual production – which this year happens to be a 1920s murder mystery 'Murder at Haversham Manor'.

With a murder having been committed in a country house isolated by a fierce snowstorm, there are multiple suspects, and an Inspector hell bent on solving the crime – the perfect ingredients for a complex thriller...

As props start to disappear, actors go missing and the set begins to fall down around the cast, mayhem ensues, but the amateur Thespians struggle on against all the odds. But will they ever make the final curtain? And at what cost...?

Who's in it?

The Play That Goes Wrong is written and performed by members of the Mischief Theatre Company. The group was founded in 2008 out of graduates from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, beginning life as an improv-comedy group. They have since achieved international fame with a number of different comedy productions and tour the UK with a mixture of scripted and improvised comedy.

Who is The Play That Goes Wrong suitable for?

Fans of classic farce will find much to love in this carefully scripted and expertly executed comedy complete with slapstick humour, slamming doors and mistaken identity. The familiar amateur dramatics framework within which the play works will appeal to anyone who has ever worked on stage or behind the scenes, giving a horrifying glimpse into the sheer number of hilarious mishaps that are prone to occurring.

As a fast paced comedy, this play suits all ages and is particularly recommended for those who are coming to theatre for the first time. The relaxed atmosphere and fast comedy is quick to poke fun at itself, and the physical humour means it can be enjoyed by a wide range of different audiences.

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The Play That Goes Wrong reviews - critics

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"A masterpiece of malfunction" -
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"It’s as though The Mousetrap has been taken over by Monty Python" -
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"I feared I was going to hyperventilate" -

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Did You Know?

The company behind The Play That Goes Wrong are about to tour the UK with a new comedy- 'Peter Pan Goes Wrong'.

The play originally ran in London at a pub theatre in Islington

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