Emmie Newitt

Four reasons to see THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG in the West End

Uproarious laughter can be heard near the Duchess Theatre where THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG delivers one of the most brilliantly curated and entertaining productions on offer in the West End.

the play that goes wrongThe Play That Goes Wrong promotional poster

A theatrical masterpiece in its own right, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG premiered at the Old Red Lion Theatre in London in 2012 before moving to Trafalgar Studios in 2013. The show transferred to its current home at the Duchess Theatre in 2014 where it remains the longest-running play in that theatre since it opened. An award-winning production that has also gone on to succeed with five tours of the UK, made it onto Broadway as well as an Australian and US Tour, it's a true gem. We’ve got four reasons why this play should be at the top of your list.

1. Unmatched Comedy Gold

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is a masterpiece of hilarity from Mischief Theatre, weaving a tapestry of slapstick, farce, and clever wit that sits beyond anything else the West End has to offer. From the very first opening scene to the final curtain call, the play delivers an unrelenting stream of laughter that echoes throughout the auditorium. The brilliant comedic timing of the cast and the meticulously crafted script ensure that every moment is a potential source of side-splitting amusement.

2. Comic Chaos at Its Finest

The essence of this play lies in its ability to artfully stage chaos. As the title suggests, everything that can go wrong does go wrong, and it happens with a precision that is both bewildering and brilliant. We don’t want to give you any spoilers but we will say that the cast navigates a sea of theatrical mishaps with such finesse that the audience is left in stitches. Witnessing the characters attempt to salvage their sinking production amidst the mayhem is an experience that guarantees to leave you in awe of the comedic mastery at play.

the play that goes wrong 2023 castThe Play That Goes Wrong 2023 West End Cast.

3. Theatrical Innovation

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG isn't just a comedy; it's a celebration of theatrical innovation. A combination of the intricacy of the set design and the meticulous choreography of mishaps showcases a level of creativity that is truly commendable. The play ingeniously blurs the lines between scripted mishaps and genuine unpredictability, creating an experience that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats, eagerly anticipating the next delightful disaster.

4. Endless Entertainment for All Ages

Audiences from ages 8 and up can enjoy THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG. What is brilliant about this production is that its humour will appeal to teenagers to sensors, everyone can find something to enjoy in this comedic masterpiece. The play has the ability to bring generations together, sharing laughter and creating an atmosphere of joy and unity. It acts as an ideal choice for a family outing or a night with your friends.

In conclusion, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is more than just a play; it's a laughter-inducing spectacle that elevates the art of comedy to new heights. If you find yourself in the West End and are in need of an evening filled with uncontrollable laughter, look no further – this play promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you with aching cheeks and a heart full of mirth. So, book your tickets to see THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at London Box Office and get ready to embark on a theatrical journey where everything going wrong has never felt so right!