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Slapstick comedy at its best, The Play That Goes Wrong is the comedic escape you’ve been waiting for! Created by Mischief Theatre Company’s talented team, Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, it won Best New Comedy at the 2015 Laurence Olivier Awards and continues to impress critics and audiences alike. Don’t miss the fun and laughs of this brilliant West End comedic masterpiece.

Why Watch The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong premiered at West End’s Old Red Lion Theatre in 2012 and has been sending audiences in a fit of laughter ever since. "As it all goes awry it becomes hard not to gas yourself with laughter. At one point I feared I was going to hyperventilate,” commented theatre critic Quentin Letts of the Daily Mail. A hit with audiences of all ages, it has especially appealed to young fans. The dysfunctional set design coupled with the superb ‘clumsy’ acting by the cast adds the required charm to good writing. It’s entertainment that will leave your ribs hurting from laughing and your mouth stuck in a smile.

The Story

The Play That Goes Wrong follows the antics of the Cornley University Drama Society. The society has the miraculous fortune of staging their production ‘The Murder at Haversham Manor’ at a big city theatre. What happens next is one mishap after the other, with the complete mix of misplaced drinks, actors slipping out of ‘character’ and malfunctioning sets. It’s the story of the behind-the-scenes drama that unfolds in a big theatre production - albeit through a comedic lens!

Good For

Comedy lovers | Family audiences

Critics Reviews

“A great-looking, brilliantly performed piece.”


– Sunday Telegraph

“Deliriously funny.”
– The Stage

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Germany
  • Israel
  • Ireland
  • Norway
Guests from United States, Australia, Canada and over 43 countries have loved this experience
David Wickington

David

5/5

Apr, 2024

The staging.timing and acting was astonishing and thoroughly entertaining The obvoious mutual appreciation of all the actors involved added to the performance
J.J van Tilburg

J.j

4/5

Apr, 2024

Het optreden was erg goed, we hebben genoten alleen jammer dat de stoelen niet comfortabel waren en er erg weinig beenruimte was.
Kelly Kane Regan

Kelly

5/5

Apr, 2024

The performances were award winning ! Haven't laughed that hard and for so long in a long time . The sets and props were continually entertaining ! Great show all around ! Easy ticketing , seating and very comfortable !
Laura Schlegelmilch

Laura

4/5

Mar, 2024

Funny show with lots of physical comedy. We were all the way in the back, but we were able to see everything just fine.
Svein Stolpestad

Svein

4/5

Mar, 2024

Good show, intimate atmosphere and great fun! The capacity of the bar is a question though, but it doesn't really affect the show!

Show Details

Genre: Play

Audience: Suitable for 8+

Opening Date: 18 Jun 2021

Closing Date: 4 May 2025

Theatre Name: Duchess Theatre

Theatre Facilities: Theatre bar, Cloakroom, Booster seats, Toilet, Assistive listening system

Dress Code: Smart casual

Cast & Crew

Director

Mark Bell

Costume Design

Roberto Surace

Additional Tips

Keep in mind, most theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly. Bring along a light jacket if needed.

You will be contacted by the theatre 48 hours before the performance with instructions on how to check-in and retrieve your e-ticket. This delivery method is a part of the theatre's COVID-19 Secure measures and allows staggered arrival times to be advised on your ticket should this be considered necessary. If you do not receive your e-tickets, please contact 0330 333 4815 or boxoffice@nimaxtheatres.com.

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