The Play That Goes Wrong
Duchess Theatre, 3-5 Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5LA
Telephone Bookings: +44 20 7492 1566

ABOUT The Play That Goes Wrong

The smash-hit slapstick comedy The Play That Goes Wrong now heading into its 5th disastrous year at the Duchess Theatre.

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 show is produced by Top Hat The Musical producer Kenny Wax.

The Play That Goes Wrong is booking until 1 November 2020 at the Duchess Theatre, London.


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.


The cast features David Kirkbride (Pinocchio, National Theatre) as Robert, Ross Green (Death of a Salesman, RSC) as Chris, Ciara Morris (Beast Quest, The Rose Theatre Kingston) as Annie, Milo Clarke (The Alchemist, The Globe) as Max, Michael Keane (The Hollow Crown, BBC) as Dennis, Blayar Benn as Trevor, Elan James (War Horse, National Theatre/UK tour) as Jonathan and Ellie Morris (Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Apollo Theatre) as Sandra.


★★★★★ I HAVEN’T LAUGHED SO MUCH FOR YEARS – Janet Street Porter, Independent on Sunday
★★★★ I FEARED I WAS GOING TO HYPERVENTILATE – Quentin Letts, The Daily Mail
A masterpiece of malfunction – The Times
Very, very funny – The Guardian
I was reduced to tears of joy – Independent on Sunday


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    The Play That Goes Wrong
  • The Play That Goes Wrong
    The Play That Goes Wrong
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    The Play That Goes Wrong