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Duchess Theatre, London

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The smash-hit slapstick comedy, now in it’s 8th disastrous year

Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong is the hilarious show about a hapless group of amateur thespians who attempt to stage a Murder Mystery evening – with disastrous results!

Using traditional farce and Buster Keaton inspired slapstick, the show has wowed audiences on London’s fringe and on a major UK tour, and is now set for an acclaimed residency at the Duchess Theatre in the West End.

Co-written by Mischief Theatre‘s Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, and directed by Mark Bell.

The Play That Goes Wrong is booking until 2 April 2023 at The Duchess Theatre, London.

What is The Play That Goes Wrong about?

When the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society attempt to stage a Twenties murder mystery evening they have high hopes for a smash-hit… but smash is all they get as everything that can go wrong, does go wrong! But the accident prone thespians battle on against all the odds to get to their final curtain call.

Who is in The Play That Goes Wrong London cast?

The London cast of The Play That Goes Wrong stars Tomisin Ajanias as Trevor, Jo Ben Ayed as Dennis, Ashh Blackwood as Annie, Anya de Villiersas Sandra, Tendai Humphrey Sitima as Robert, Scott Hunter as Max, Oliver Mott as Jonathan, and Mikhail Sen as Chris. The company is completed by Roisin Fahey, Charlie Richards, Stuart Vincent, Emily Waters and Jack Whittle.

The company is completed by Rosemarie Akwafo, Euan Bennet, Colin Burnicle, Sally Cheng and Damien James.

Reviews of The Play That Goes Wrong

★★★★★ 'I haven't laughed so much for years.' - Independent on Sunday
★★★★ 'I feared I was going to hyperventilate' -  The Daily Mail
A masterpiece of malfunction' - The Times
'Very, very funny' - The Guardian
'I was reduced to tears of joy' - Independent on Sunday
★★★★  Average review score

Show Information

Age restrictions
Suitable for ages 8+
Running time
2 hours 5 minutes (including interval)
Performance dates
Booking to 2 April 2023
Performance days
Evenings: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Matinees: Saturday, Sunday

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Important COVID entry requirements

You are welcome to wear a face covering when inside the theatre if you wish.
Your Visit
At least 48 hours before the performance we’ll ask you to check-in online to confirm your attendance. If you opted for e-tickets or print-at-home tickets, they will be emailed to you after completing check-in. E-tickets can be displayed on your mobile or smart device. Print-at-home tickets can be printed or presented on your mobile or smart device.
Covid safety
This venue is complying with the latest industry 'See It Safely' guidelines.

Venue Information

Duchess Theatre, 3-5 Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5LA
Nearest Tube or Train: Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 4, 6, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77A, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341
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