Duchess Theatre

3-5 Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5LA GB

The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong Tickets

4.7/5
based on 764 reviews

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Booking from: Thursday, 4 September 2014

Booking until: Sunday, 10 September 2017

Running time: 2 Hours 5 Minutes

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Age restrictions

Suitable for ages 8+
 


Booking from:
Thursday, 4 September 2014

Booking until:
Sunday, 10 September 2017

Running time:
2 Hours 5 Minutes

The Play That Goes Wrong – British comedy on steroids

If you fell about laughing at Basil Fawlty's antics in Fawlty Towers you'll adore this smash hit of a comedy play, back in the West End at the Duchess Theatre after a long and hugely successful UK tour.

The production won the What's on Stage 2014 Best New Comedy award. It's directed by Mark Bell, and designed by Nigel Hook with lighting by Ric Mountjoy, and is presented by Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence Ltd.

The stars of this extremely funny show include the talented Chris Currie, Dave Hearn, Rob Falconer, Henry Lewis and Alys Metcalf, plus Charlie Russell, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields, Greg Tannahill and Nancy Wallinger.

The Play That Goes Wrong - The story

When the accident prone, inept Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society receives an unexpected financial legacy, the amateur group decides to put the windfall to good use. But when they attempt to put on a complicated 1920s murder mystery play, all hell lets loose. Everything that can possibly go wrong does so, to hilarious effect, and audiences find the resulting chaos so funny that the entire theatre ends up in complete, total, happy disarray, night after night.

If you see people streaming out of a West End venue grinning from ear to ear and wiping their eyes, it's probably the Duchess Theatre... and they've probably just seen this play!

Will the players manage to get everything sorted out before the final curtain rises? Come along and find out for yourself. As long as you're prepared to risk your composure, and don't mind completely losing your cool as the relentless funny stuff takes its toll, it's wholly brilliant!

Excellent comedy timing, expert verbal and physical funnies, it's one of the best comedies to hit the stage for sometime. What does the media say? Libby Purves, reviewing the play in The Times, calls it “ridiculously funny”. Janet Street-Porter said she hadn't laughed so much in years. And the play has garnered a host more excellent press reviews.

The Play That Goes Wrong theatre tickets – Marvellously, ridiculously funny

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Anyone:
84%
Families:
88%
Teenagers:
89%
Couples:
93%
Theatregoers:
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based on 764 reviews

Laughing Out Loud All The Way Through

What a brilliant show, laughed so much my sides ached. Very well choreographed by the actors, who kept the momentum going. This show is a must see.


London Box Office customer

A brilliant and imaginitive comedy

I was totally unprepared for such a funny show. Am still thinking back and remembering much of the action and the skills of the actors in presenting the play.


London Box Office customer

Two hours of good laughs

Good night of entertainment with loads of laughs. Reminiscent of "Noises Off" and Monty Python. Excellent setting/smaller theatre. The story of a college drama club producing the show is sewn excellently throughout the production, even before the start. Two hours of good laughs and a chance to escape the real world for a while.


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a must see.

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Vertical funny

How the actors remembered their lines is astounding considering all that was going on. Excellent entertainment.


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Laugh until you cry

This is the funniest show we have ever seen.The cast were brilliant & the sets extraordinary. A "must not miss" event for those yet to book seats.


London Box Office customer

Delightful & hysterical...timing was perfect!

Small theater which is perfect for this production. Audience interaction encouraged and responses were wonderful. Highly recommend for families (perhaps ages 8 and above).


London Box Office customer

A thoroughly enjoyable night out.

A small, friendly theatre and an enjoyable show suitable for all, but the erudite and pretentious! Skillful acting and stunts, full of surprises and if you want to forget your troubles, see this - the cast has more troubles than you could ever have! A fast and frentic evening that ends in plenty of time to catch your train home without rushing - an added bonus!


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Must see

Couldn't stop laughing, realy enjoyed it. Looking at going to.see Peter pan goes wrong too. It was brilliant, slap stick, old fashioned comedy at its best


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Fantastic fun

A fantastic funny play for all. We enjoyed every minute.


London Box Office customer

I cried with laughter.

If you don't like farce then give this show a miss. Otherwise it will provide an absolutely superb example of this genre. At times I couldn't see for tears of laughter and breathing was also impeded with aching ribs.


London Box Office customer

Different to Peter

We had seen Peter Pan Goes Wrong last year, it was very good and so refreshing compared to the various Christmas Panto's we have seen over the years, so we thought we would try the Mischief Theatre Company again. Both my husband and I enjoyed The Play that Goes Wrong, however, my 10 year and 16 year old not so much, they just didn't get it! We will try them on the Bank Robbery that goes Wrong later in the year!


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laugh out loud!!!

Dont be put off by the start where someone is looking for their dog. This is slightly annoying but the whole show itself completely makes up for it and was a total hoot!


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Must see

A very funny production kept us laughter from beginning to end. Great characters and storyline.


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fabulous going to see the other two plays


London Box Office customer

A laugh a minute!

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must see! hilarious! would go to see it again

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Clever entertainment

Timing is everything; and this cast has it - by the bucket-load.


London Box Office customer

A must for lovers of the likes of Monty Python!

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LAUGH!!!!

Wonderful evenings entertainment - a madcap, old-fashioned, adventure! Well-done everyone involved for all your enthusiasm and hard work, seamless performance, thoroughly enjoyed! My only complaint was the amount of laughing I did - I literally had a pain in my face, it was just brilliant! Twenty-out-of -ten!!


London Box Office customer

very funny, sore throat at the end - laughing so much!

small theatre, be aware the jokes start before the curtain up.


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Brilliant

Well done and extremely funny


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a must see play, hilarious

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Extremely funny!

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Must see for a great night out!

Laughed out loud all night! Fantastic actors, timing was great and would definitely see show again.


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Seen it twice and laughed no less the second time

I recommend arriving early due to audience interaction prior to the start. Get settled and prepared, you'll be laughing from start to finish.


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Funny

Funny cleverly acted comedy. Good for almost any age.


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Hilarious

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Definitely a must to go and see!!

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Very very funny

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Very funny

Good play well acted oftentimes funny.


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awesome

brilliant show, non stop laughter


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hilarious

A witty show with some slapstick, something amusing for everyone. Whatever you do, turn up early so you don't miss a moment.


London Box Office customer

Brilliant night out

We were sat on the front row of the stalls which was great especially as my son in law got dragged on stage at the beginning! The whole play from start to finish was brilliant, laughed from the beginning to the end. So so funny.


London Box Office customer

Great Night Out

Great venue ( small ) Staff were excellent. Not being a theatre person I got tickets for a treat for my wife. Loved it. Not very often I laugh out loud but it was a very funny show. Would be great for families.


London Box Office customer

same old same old

This was a typical Brian Rix type farce and was very outdated. Ok for someone who has not experienced this type of comedy previously but once seen it's all the same. My wife and I managed to raise an odd smile throughout the whole performance. Acting was good though.


London Box Office customer

creative good laughter a show trully not to miss

This show is truly one not to be missed, a all rounder for everyone, I never stopped laughing from start to finish, full of amazing acting props brilliant.


London Box Office customer

Exhausting

The show was manic, there was always something going wrong be it the props , stage scenery, or actors. It was funny, well thought out and most entertaining.


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Great fun

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Laugh a minute

A complete break from every day life, no concentration needed just sit back and laugh.


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Predictable

It was more clever than funny although the second half was funnier than the first.


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Brilliant and hilarious

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This is a MUST see play

This was funny from start to finish, slapstick comedy with a story.


London Box Office customer

Fantastic Performance

An unexpectedly enjoyable theatrical performance, engaging from start to finish. To be highly recommended.


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Absolutely brilliant!

From beginning to end the entire cast gave their all. It really is a must see. Brilliant! Old school fun!


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Want a laugh

Well worth seeing and would recommend to anyone


London Box Office customer

Expected it to be funny, but not that funny!

My wife and I went to see this show and while we were expecting a good laugh based on reviews, we weren't quite prepared for how funny it would actually be in person - I was laughing out loud for almost the entire 2 hours. Describing the show would not do it justice, but suffice to say that this would appeal to anyone that enjoys laughter - you don't have to be a regular theatregoer to enjoy it.


London Box Office customer

Fabulous ridiculousness!!

Such fun! Laugh-a-minute! Go and see it!!!


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A slapstick misadventure

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Laughed so much my cheeks hurt!!!!

This has got to be the funniest show I've ever seen! I laughed from the second it started all the way to the end. The cast were amazing. Brilliant slapstick comedy. Would highly recommend the show to anyone. You should take your seats about 15 minutes before the show starts for a few early laughs


London Box Office customer

Hilarious

Terrific, farcical, physical comedy.


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a lot of fun !

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You will wet yourself laughing

A farse no the farse faulty towers meets bottom if you are feeling blue go see this the funnyist play I have ever seen


London Box Office customer

Funniest thing I've seen in a long time

A must for everyone visiting London. We had the best time. Very very funny, well performed, for all ages. Great.


London Box Office customer

Rip roaring comedy

Exceptionally funny and witty in the tradition of a good British farce. Get there early as the 'play' starts well before curtain up. A play for all the family, nothing offensive or smutty Well acted and played


London Box Office customer

Very funny and believable

I have been involved in amateur dramatics myself and many of the mishaps that befall this production are all too familiar.


London Box Office customer

A good laugh. Drinks at the theatre were very expensive.


London Box Office customer

Hilarious!

Great show. Didn't stop laughing from start to finish. Can't recommend it enough.


London Box Office customer

Wow! Fabulously funny!

London Box Office customer

Fantastically funny and clever

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An absolute must see! 5/5!

The show was absolutely amazing, it's really funny and kept me entertained from start to finish. I would definetly see it again. Deserves 5/5!


London Box Office customer

Must see. The funniest thing I've seen in ages

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Brilliant Comedy

Absolutely brilliant, laughed so much. Best comedy I've seen for years. A must see show for all.


London Box Office customer

A hilarious must see!

Didn't stop laughing throughout the whole thing! The acting was fantastic! I'd recommend this show to anyone!


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Would like to have seen more shows

If you enjoy plays and don't mind a little bit of silliness this is the show for you, well done, in fact it was brilliant. So funny, thank you to the cast and crew.


London Box Office customer

Unusual production and subject matter but worked very, great fun night out

It is an unusual theme but the stage work as things go wrong is crafted extremely well. Actors engage with audience before show which leads in perfectly to the performance as things go wrong.


London Box Office customer

A blasting farce(ing)!!

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Hilarious must see!!

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brilliant timing

dont miss it well acted and very funny


London Box Office customer

Slapstick lovers only

A somewhat amusing play, though, taking away the slapstick moments, not particularly funny, the jokes tend to repeat and by the second half you find yourself wishing it would be all over


London Box Office customer

hilariously funny

Take a tissue with you. You will need because of laughing.


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Hilarious Spectacular Performance

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enjoyable

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Amazing

What a great show from the pre play interactions to the final curtain it had us in stiches. Would recommend it to anyone


London Box Office customer

Laughter is the Best Medicine

I haven't laughed so much in a very long time! It isn't high drama...its slapstick silliness done very well!


London Box Office customer

Hilarious

A very very funny show . Something a bit different. If you like Acorn Antiques you'll love this


London Box Office customer

My bellymucles are still sore!

Enjoying from start to the very end! Have not laught so much for a long time.


London Box Office customer

So funny!

This show was ridiculously silly and very very funny. We laughed out loud. If you like a laugh and aren't too serious a person, go and see it, you'll not regret it!


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Must see. Hilarious!

Pure slapstick farce at its best. Perfect timing start to finish.


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Hilarious!

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Duchess Theatre
3-5 Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5LA GB

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Theatre Info

  • Capacity: 475
  • Year built: 1929

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