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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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The Play That Goes Wrong reviews
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- Recommended for:
- Anyone (83%)
- Families (89%)
- Teenagers (88%)
- Couples (90%)
- Theatregoers (91%)
Latest customer reviews
A good laugh, well put together. Timing excellent
Reviewed on 20 November 2023 by Roger, London, United Kingdom
It was an absolute delight. Full of fun and laughter and definitely interactive with the audience
Reviewed on 12 November 2023 by Victoria, Lewisham, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 11 November 2023 by Martin, Barnet, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 11 November 2023 by Rudy, Oostende, Belgium
Not a good production. Over the top banana skin comedy that made it hard to follow the story behind it. The guy who plays the brother of the bride (funny) was a good actor. He needs to change the play. Seats too squashed. Same opinion shared by the couple next to us.
Reviewed on 09 November 2023 by Michaela, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
This show was excellent. The acting started before the actual show started. The actors were personable, professional, and hilarious. Had so many laughs I would see this show again. Great job!
Reviewed on 05 November 2023 by Miriam, San Diego, United States Of America
Reviewed on 29 October 2023 by Derek, York, United Kingdom
We were in stitches from the very beginning right through to the end. The show ranged from being side splittingly funny to gigglesome to cover-your-eyes outrageously hilarious. A laugh a minute is an understatement! The company were brilliant across all comedy fronts.
Reviewed on 27 October 2023 by Lucy, Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 23 October 2023 by Wendy, Swindon, United Kingdom
Fantastic comedy! All the actors were incredibly talented. The set design was genius as with the script. Laughter from start to finish. A must to see.
Reviewed on 23 October 2023 by Elaine, Kristiansand, Norway
Amazing performance. My daughter recommended and glad she did. Laughed from start to finish. The team are superb. My fingers are crossed that the tour in Scotland with their next production.
Reviewed on 20 October 2023 by Carol, Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
Excellent funny show! Small theatre but good view of stage. Refreshments in bar and could take them into show. Ice cream available in interval.
Reviewed on 16 October 2023 by June, Cardiff, United Kingdom
if you are looking for a good laugh this is the right thing to watch
Reviewed on 16 October 2023 by Kari, Old Bakery Street (triq L-ifran), Malta
Reviewed on 15 October 2023 by Philip, San Francisco, United States Of America
Very funny, not laughed like that for a while, brillaint show - lots going on on stage and sometimes didnt know where to look for the best
Reviewed on 12 October 2023 by Paul, Ramsbottom, United Kingdom
Fantastic comedy for all ages
Reviewed on 09 October 2023 by Christine, South Croydon, United Kingdom
A fantastic show, brilliant timing and all round really entertaining
Reviewed on 08 October 2023 by Richard, Caddington, United Kingdom
Best slapstick seen in hours, laughed all the way through and came out feeling brilliant.
Reviewed on 08 October 2023 by Helen, Aldermaston, United Kingdom
Loved it! Just when you think it can't get anymore absurd...it surpasses all expectations. I had heard from so many people that it was brilliant and they were definitely not wrong. Can't wait to see 'Peter Pan Goes Wrong'in December.
Reviewed on 08 October 2023 by Deborah, Needingworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 02 October 2023 by Harpreet, Twickenham, United Kingdom
We really enjoyed the play and found it very entertaining. Acting was good. The theatre had a good homely atmosphere so the play was at the correct theatre. I would definitely recommend it to others.
Reviewed on 25 September 2023 by Mike, Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 25 September 2023 by Danica, Nadur, Malta
Reviewed on 23 September 2023 by Bernadette, Stockerau, Austria
Saw it for the second time, brought friends and kolleges - we all come from Germany-had a really great evening-thanks you so much and go ahead
Reviewed on 22 September 2023 by Diana, Rodenbek, Germany
Lots of gags, some physical and some verbal. Not much to the story but that’s kind of not the point. I found myself chuckling a lot.
Reviewed on 22 September 2023 by Kimberly, Warren, United States Of America
The cast made it so much fun with all the interactions the done to the audience. Wasn't sure if I would like it at first but ended up loving it.
Reviewed on 20 September 2023 by Natasha, Banbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 15 September 2023 by Bernard, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
We're from the Netherlands and wanted to go to a theater show; didn't think it would be so hilariously funny! The timing of all tge the actors was impeccable!!! Just go and see and have a great time.
Reviewed on 13 September 2023 by Karin, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
I was after relaxing afternoon and it was just that.
Reviewed on 11 September 2023 by Arleta, Andover, United Kingdom
Fun for all .Panto fun
Reviewed on 10 September 2023 by Mark, South Croydon, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 09 September 2023 by Stale, Madrid, France
Reviewed on 09 September 2023 by Joan, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Absolutely fantastic, rib tickling, never laughed so much ever. It was fantastic from the word go!
Reviewed on 06 September 2023 by Shally, London, United Kingdom
The West End has a long history of well timed farce. The Play That Went Wrong was hysterical. Start to finish, well timed laughs and great fun. Highly recommended.
Reviewed on 05 September 2023 by Steve, Hudson, United States Of America
I was treated to a performance of this play, and what a great night out it was. It was funny from the start and got even funnier and more manic throughout the course of the play, until the tour de force ending, which was unexpected and left you wondering how they actually managed to achieve the special effects. It was really was a laugh a minute and deserves the full house and standing ovation from the audience at the end of the play. The Play That Goes Wrong, certainly seemed to go right for those of us in the theatre. Well done to the cast and crew.
Reviewed on 03 September 2023 by Jane, Welling, United Kingdom
This was a Fantastic show which we all loved, crying with laughter from start to finish. Superb slapstick comedy timed to perfection and made to look easy, when obviously very complex. The cast were all superb with the whole audience giving them a three minutes standing applause at the end.
Reviewed on 02 September 2023 by David, South Shields, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 28 August 2023 by Eugene, Amesbury, United States Of America
Actors were personable, came out ahead of time and before 2nd half to interact with the audience. Actors were excellent and fit their parts! Great humor and fun for all ages!
Reviewed on 23 August 2023 by Susan, Brentwood, United States Of America
A friend of mine recommended this to me, so we went. It was amazing, we laughed the entire time. I would definitely recommend this to anyone else going to London.
Reviewed on 20 August 2023 by Eva Maria, Uitgeest, Netherlands
The show provided consistent laughs every few seconds with an exceptionally talented cast and elaborate choreography!
Reviewed on 17 August 2023 by Dale, Delta,b.c. V4e 2h8, Canada
Bought my two boys - who loved it - big fans
Reviewed on 15 August 2023 by Peter, Glossop, United Kingdom
a really good slapstick comedy. there were a lot of children at the show and they were howling with laughter the whole way through, lovely to hear such joy all around. totally entertained from beginning to end. we were 4 adults and thoroughly enjoyed the whole show. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys a good laugh. take your kids.
Reviewed on 11 August 2023 by Thirza, Rotherham, United Kingdom
Absolutely hysterical. High energy physical comedy combined with superb timing and excellent scripts. The family and I loved it. 10/10
Reviewed on 09 August 2023 by Paul, Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed on 06 August 2023 by Gillian, Exeter, United Kingdom
Well acted, good timing and super set design and use
Reviewed on 05 August 2023 by Donald, Newport, United States Of America
Reviewed on 05 August 2023 by Alexandra, Grande Prairie, Canada
Reviewed on 28 July 2023 by Nirmalah, Warburg, Germany
Reviewed on 28 July 2023 by Ksenia, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 27 July 2023 by Alexandra, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
What a fantastic way to start a weekend in London! This show is probably the best acted i have ever seen!! The cast played along with the audience and i had the best laugh i have had in ages!! The mishaps were perfectly timed. IT IS A MUST SEE ....and i have been to hundreds of productions IN MY LIFETIME!!!
Reviewed on 24 July 2023 by Michael, Dryslwyn, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 24 July 2023 by Heidi, Kidlington, United Kingdom
Some adult humor and antics. The young ones may miss the jokes, but teenagers will definitely understand. Some sexual in nature.
Reviewed on 18 July 2023 by Dominick, Sanford, Fl 32773, United States Of America
Standing ovation at the end - what more can I say? I’ve seen this twice before on stage - gets better each time. Tonight’s show had even more athleticism, comic timing and energy than before. So this play keeps being recreated and kept fresh. Every single person in the audience was in hysterics for most of the play from start to finish. Amazing stunts. Well done to all and thanks again!
Reviewed on 11 July 2023 by Mohua, Wellington, New Zealand
Kept me laughing the entire time.
Reviewed on 10 July 2023 by Maureen, West Roxbury, United States Of America
Reviewed on 09 July 2023 by Kris, Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 09 July 2023 by Kate, Tadley, United Kingdom
Absolutely fabulous.So funny.So well acted and timing spot on.I would definitely like to see it again
Reviewed on 08 July 2023 by Helen, Wrexham, United Kingdom
The show was a complete and utterly terrible every thing went wrong, ha ha it was brilliant funny belly laughing love to see it again.????????
Reviewed on 08 July 2023 by Anthony, Birkenhead, United Kingdom
The physical comedy and the technical requirements to make things go wrong was so entertaining. I was not in the mood for a musical but wanted something light hearted and funny. This was a very funny play to enjoy in the West End. A small, intimate production and atmosphere. Arrive by 7 at the latest to see the 'start' of the show.
Reviewed on 07 July 2023 by Allan, Palm Beach Gardens, United States Of America
A real treat to be able to forget the difficult times we are living in and just laugh and laugh with the whole family. Hope to get tickets for Peter Pan at the Mayflower in October. Thankyou.
Reviewed on 02 July 2023 by Carol, Alton, United Kingdom
After hearing and reading the rave reviews I was actually quite disappointed when watching the actual show. It is the kind of mad chaotic over the top comedy that makes you laugh it you like that kind of material but if not, then it just leaves you mildly annoyed and a little exhausted with all the loud dialogue delivery and noises of the set falling apart. Most of the people in the audience seemed to like that though and the actors were quite good. Maybe it was just not the kind of comedy that I find amusing.
Reviewed on 02 July 2023 by Sowmya, London, United Kingdom
Hilarious! I laughed continuously.
Reviewed on 01 July 2023 by Elizabeth, Alameda, United States Of America
What a funny show. I couldn’t help by laugh out loud!
Reviewed on 30 June 2023 by Michelle, Woodlands, United States Of America
Fabulous show. Very clever set. Dress in cool clothes as there is no air conditioning.
Reviewed on 30 June 2023 by Nicky, Leeming, Australia
Reviewed on 28 June 2023 by Lya, Brisbane, Australia
The actors were brilliant but were overshadowed by the excessive slapstick.
Reviewed on 25 June 2023 by Dhane, Salmon Arm, Canada
Kept us laughing from beginning to end!
Reviewed on 24 June 2023 by Brenda, Selbyville, United States Of America
This is by far the funniest play I've seen.
Reviewed on 23 June 2023 by Mark, Gosport, United Kingdom
Fun and exciting story. The acting was never dull or boring. And refreshments and service were excellent. I recommend the comedy and overall theater experience to anyone. This is my first visit to London, and this show plus visiting the theatre district was definitely worthwhile.
Reviewed on 22 June 2023 by Kay Lynn, Tucson, United States Of America
Reviewed on 21 June 2023 by Joanna, Bradford, United Kingdom
Cleverly written and acted. Lots of laughs and suitable for all ages. Great to see him our without crudity.
Reviewed on 21 June 2023 by Ken, Rangiora, New Zealand
Be prepared for a really silly show. It's obvious humour, with only fun intended. If you don't enjoy obvious, but Well acted comedy, don't see this show. However, if you like an Innocent cleverly put together cast of good actors delivery well written comedy.. You'll love this show.
Reviewed on 18 June 2023 by Eliza, Burrum Town, Australia
Absolutely loved the show We thought the actors did an amazing job and can not believe all the stunts they pulled off, how they managed not to hurt themselves I wi never know. Fantastic show and great value for money.
Reviewed on 18 June 2023 by Rebecca, Leicester, United Kingdom
Laughed from beginning to end. Loved the actors interacting with theaudience before the show and during the interval. Can’t wait to see the next one.
Reviewed on 18 June 2023 by Debbie, Peterlee, United Kingdom
It's was very funny right from the start, my 2 teenagers and 7 year old absolutely loved it they couldn't stop laughing and talking about it even after the show had finished.
Reviewed on 18 June 2023 by Sharon, Chigwell, United Kingdom
I've wanted to watch this for quite some time and fathers day seemed like the perfect excuse to get my dad and me some tickets. We both absolutely loved it!! You laugh non stop. Its incredibly smart slapstick humour and fast paced. Definitely trying to come back soon!
Reviewed on 17 June 2023 by Leonie, London, United Kingdom
Really funny and great show. Definately worth watching.
Reviewed on 06 June 2023 by Hetal, Ilford, United Kingdom
This show was deliberately melodramatic and light, not taking itself seriously. It was enjoyable and very cleverly produced.
Reviewed on 04 June 2023 by David, Tamworth, Australia
Reviewed on 03 June 2023 by Kristen, Frederick, United States Of America
Very funny show with a lot of slapstick comedy. Silly, but very enjoyable.
Reviewed on 03 June 2023 by Richard, Matawan, United States Of America
Very well acted comedy of errors. Anything and everything that could go wrong, does. Despite numerous setbacks, the cast manfully carry on. Lots of gags to keep everyone entertained.
Reviewed on 31 May 2023 by Abhijit, Singapore, Singapore
Trying too hard to be funny
Reviewed on 28 May 2023 by Pierre, Lausanne, Switzerland
This was the funniest show I’ve ever seen. I laughed through the whole thing. I think the British have the same sense of humour as us Australians. Seriously slapstick comedy.
Reviewed on 26 May 2023 by Margaret, Redridge, Australia
I don't think I ever stopped laughing for more that a minute the entire show.
Reviewed on 23 May 2023 by Racheal, Groesbeck, United States Of America
We took our 10 year old to see this for his birthday. He, and we, loved it. A joyous way to spend an evening.
Reviewed on 20 May 2023 by Thomas, Aylesbury, United Kingdom
From staff on entry and exit. From start to end of the play. We couldn't help laughing and enjoying it so much that we wanted more and didn't want to go away. Fantastic play so much to laugh at. Great choice to make for our first theatre visit ever. Will seek the other plays the cast do and come again with family. Brilliant night out.
Reviewed on 19 May 2023 by Theresa, Hayes, United Kingdom
The show was more than 2 hours, with a short break in the middle and most of the time was spent laughing out loud. There's a bit too much slapstick for my taste, but it was well done and appropriate. The actors were very good and very communicative, as well as able to improvise when the situation required so.
Reviewed on 16 May 2023 by Roberto, Ulm, Germany
A brilliant show for people who appreciate talent and a really good laugh
Reviewed on 14 May 2023 by Charlene, Barony De Polop, Spain
Reviewed on 14 May 2023 by Geoff, Tynemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 09 May 2023 by Matthew, Peterborough, United Kingdom
Timing emaculate, acting was supurb
Reviewed on 06 May 2023 by D, Weston Super Mare, United Kingdom
A good laugh throughout the show. A clever and talented cast.
Reviewed on 03 May 2023 by Pamela, Ulverstone, Australia
Reviewed on 28 April 2023 by Warren, Pitmedden, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 26 April 2023 by Mairead, Ballymena, United Kingdom
The show was very good but not for English as a second language. Many couples who were not English speaking did not get the jokes. The tickets being sent to my phone was a night mare as I don't have a smart phone and I couldn't down load to a hard copy.
Reviewed on 26 April 2023 by Rachel, Derby, United Kingdom
This show was delightfully funny, non stop laughing, we all went home exhausted, can’t imagine how the cast felt. Great cast, great set, we will return for the Peter Pan show at Christmas. Thank you
Reviewed on 23 April 2023 by Sally-anne, Dollar, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 21 April 2023 by Diego Alberto, Atlatlahucan, Mexico
Tears of laughter and amazed by the energy of the actors. We had a splendid evening!
Reviewed on 20 April 2023 by Ingeborg, Elst, Netherlands
Hilarious from even before it began. We haven’t laughed so much in ages. Went home with aching cheeks.
Reviewed on 19 April 2023 by Lee, Melbourne, United Kingdom
Had a great time at this show. First half was definately stronger, while the ending was a little chaotic, and a tad long. Overall a very good show with a good cast and decent presentation.
Reviewed on 16 April 2023 by Jon, London, United Kingdom
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