The Play That Goes Wrong Tickets
Tickets for The Play That Goes Wrong are available to purchase now!
Prepare to laugh yourself silly as anything that can go wrong does! Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy The Play That Goes Wrong is still as farce and funny as ever. After all these years, The Play That Goes Wrong continues to tickle audiences at the Duchess Theatre. Book your tickets today!
About The Play That Goes Wrong
Described as Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off, The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre is a must-see smash-hit and absolute riot! The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong... does! The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!
From falling props, collapsing floors, and sticky doors to actors forgetting lines, stomping on fingers, breaking character, and getting stuck in a grandfather clock, you can bet you'll be in for a non-stop funny ride from start to finish!
The creators of The Play That Goes Wrong
The play follows the fictitious Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society fresh from such hit productions as James and the Peach, Cat, The Lion and the Wardrobe, and more. Now they are set to perform a 1920s murder mystery play reminiscent of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap.
Written by fictitious playwright Susie H.K. Brideswell, The Murder at Haversham Manor quickly becomes a theatrical catastrophe. Audiences get a glimpse of backstage staff performing last-minute repairs on the set pieces, but fate has other plans in store for the ill-fated cast as a series of mishaps begin to unfold one by one.
The Play That Goes Wrong cast
The cast of the Play That Goes Wrong is completed by Tomisin Ajani as Trevor, Jo Ben Ayed as Dennis, Ashh Blackwood as Annie, Scott Hunter as Max, Oliver Mott as Jonathan, Mikhail Sen as Chris, Tendai Humphrey Sitima as Robert, and Anya De Villiers as Sandra.
The Play That Goes Wrong creative team
The Play That Goes Wrong is co-written by Mischief trio Henry Lewis, Henry Shields, and Jonathan Sayer and directed by Mark Bell. It features costume design by Roberto Surace, lighting design by Ric Mountjoy, set design by Nigel Hook, compositions by Rob Falconer, associate direction from Sean Turner, resident direction from Hannah Sharkey, and casting direction by Jenkins McShane Casting.
The Play That Goes Wrong reception
The play has been met with overwhelmingly positive reviews since it first premiered over five years ago. Most notably it was given 5 stars by The Daily Mail and called a "Gut-busting hit” by the New York Times. It has been hailed as a “masterpiece of malfunction” by The Times.
The show has also received a number of celebrity endorsements, including from Joanna Lumley who called it "spectacularly funny and bitingly accurate" and Ant and Dec who declared it the "funniest show we’ve seen! If you can get a ticket go."
The Play That Goes Wrong has won numerous awards, including an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, a Tony Award and a WhatsOnStage Award.
The Play That Goes Wrong tickets are available now
Want to see what all the fuss is about? Get at least one thing right and book your tickets for The Play That Goes Wrong today!
Age restrictionRecommended for ages 8 and above. Children under the age of 5 will not be admitted. (Please note children under 15 years of age must be accompanied by and sat with an adult over 18 years of age.)
Running time2hr 5min (inc. interval)
Performance dates18 June 2021 - 28 April 2024
Please note there are no performances on Mondays.
Venue Dispatch: Please note you will be contacted by the venue 24-48 hours before the performance with instructions on how to check-in and retrieve your e-ticket
Nimax theatres respectfully ask audience members to wear a mask, except when eating or drinking or if customers are exempt.
AccessSigned performance: 8 Sept 2023 at 7.30pm, 1 October 2023 at 3pm. Captioned performances: 17 September 2023 at 3 pm, 6 October 2023 at 7.30pm. Audio Described performances: 22 September 2023 at 7.30pm , 15 October 2023 at 3 pm
Venue InformationDuchess Theatre3-5 Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5LA
Group PricingSpecial pricing for groups of 10 or moreCheck our group prices and save!
Special OfferThe Play That Goes Wrong Ticket Offer Details
SAVE ON TICKET PRICES Valid for evening performances Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday 23 April - 24 May 2023. Book by 4 April 2023.
Upcoming Performance Times
- Thursday30 March 2023
- Friday31 March 2023
- Saturday1 April 2023
- Saturday1 April 2023
- Sunday2 April 2023
- Sunday2 April 2023
- Tuesday4 April 2023
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London Theatre Direct’s weekly news roundup (22 February 2023)
What an exhilarating week it’s been in the West End! The side-splitting comedy The Play That Goes Wrong proves that it never fails to delight its audiences with mishaps and mayhem, as the show announces a fresh ensemble that will undoubtedly add heaps of hilarity to the stage. As the show gets everything wrong for its 9th year, the future is sure to be full of zany antics and unexpected surprises. You can read all about it here!
21 Feb, 2023 | By Kevin Thomas
News / Casting
The Play That Goes Wrong announces new cast and extension
Watch out…The Play That Goes Wrong is extending until April 2024 - and it’s getting a new chaos-creating cast! The Play That Goes Wrong is the longest-running play at The Duchess Theatre (since the theatre opened in 1929) and is the longest-running comedy in the West End – now crashing through its 9th chaotic year. Last month Mischief celebrated 3000 performances of The Play That Goes Wrong at the West End’s Duchess Theatre.
16 Feb, 2023 | By Jaime Ponting
#TicketTuesday The Play That Goes Wrong
It’s Ticket Tuesday and this week we are celebrating a new cast getting it wrong at the Duchess Theatre. We are giving our members a chance to win a pair of tickets to see the London production of The Play That Goes Wrong. All you need to do to enter is make sure you’re a member of our mailing list or join here.
For an extra entry, simply follow us on Twitter and share the post and/ or tag a friend in the comment on Instagram. Good luck!
7 Dec, 2021 | By Nicky Sweetland
News / Features / Casting
West End cast announced for The Play That Goes Wrong reopening
Mischief Theatre’s The Play That Goes Wrong will resume performances at the West End’s Duchess Theatre on 18 June 2021. The award-winning comedy has just revealed its full cast for its return. The international hit will continue to be the funniest play in London this summer, making it the perfect choice for guaranteed relentless laughter. Tickets for The Play That Goes Wrong are now booking for its reopening next month!
13 May, 2021 | By Jade Ali
News / Productions / Casting
Cast announced for The Play That Goes Wrong's West End return
The London cast of The Play That Goes Wrong has been announced ahead of the show's big return to the stage. Mischief Theatre's Olivier Award-winning theatrical gem is set to re-open this November at the Duchess Theatre, which has been newly reconfigured to accommodate for social distancing and COVID safety measures. Tickets for the West End production of The Play That Goes Wrong have already gone back on sale. Beat the rush and secure your seats today!
25 Sep, 2020 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
News / Features
The Play That Goes Wrong returns to the West End!
Thanks to the hard work from Nimax Theatres, theatre is making a come back. Social distancing and Covid-secure being the first things at play and then the rest is the long-awaited return of our theatres. The Play That Goes Wrong will return to its home at the West End’s Duchess Theatre from 19 November 2020. If there was ever a more suited time to go and see this genius yet silly play, then its 2020. Tickets for The Play That Goes Wrong are back on sale now!
25 Sep, 2020 | By Jade Ali
News / Features / Casting
New West End cast announced for Mischief Theatre’s The Play That Goes Wrong
The hit play from Mischief Theatre has announced a new West End cast that will be ensuring things continue to go wrong at London’s Duchess Theatre. Since the show began in 2014, it has won the hearts of audiences and critics alike, as well as Olivier and WhatsOnStage Awards. Tickets for The Play That Goes Wrong are currently booking until 1 November 2020. The new cast will begin to mess things up from 5 November 2019; read below to find out who will be joining the West End cast soon!
16 Oct, 2019 | By Jade Ali
London Theatre Review: The Play That Goes Wrong (5 Year Anniversary)
We knew we were in for something special when we attended the 5 year anniversary of The Play That Goes Wrong (tickets from £24), booking until November 1st at London’s Duchess Theatre. It’s been heralded as Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off and showered with as many five-star reviews as the best-selling smash-hits. Everyone has had their say, from Ant and Dec to Joanna Lumley (“We laughed until tears ran down our faces”). You might ask - has the whole world gone slapstick-crazy? Well, no, not exactly...
11 Sep, 2019 | By Jack Hudson
Top 10 Fun Facts about The Play That Goes Wrong
Are you the biggest London theatre trivia buff out there? Think you know everything there is to know about Mischief Theatre's award-winning show, The Play That Goes Wrong? Well put your knowledge to the test and check out our list for the Top 10 Facts About The Play That Goes Wrong below. You may end up shocked and surprised!
🎫 The whodunit show, The Play That Goes Wrong, is currently booking at the West End's Duchess Theatre until 3 May 2020 with tickets now on special offer. Read more about this flash sale below.
29 Apr, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
TV series announced for Mischief Theatre’s The Play That Goes Wrong
Mischief Theatre’s whodunnit parody, The Play That Goes Wrong, is set to be adapted into a full-fledged television series, which will star the founding members of the Mischief Theatre company. The play, which is currently in its seventh year at the Duchess Theatre, recently announced an extension and a new cast.
The Play That Goes Wrong is now booking until 27 October 2019 with tickets beginning at £24.
22 Feb, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels