The multi-award winning laugh-out-loud comedy The Play That Goes Wrong comes to the West End this year, after receiving huge international acclaim. A farcical murder mystery and a-show-within-a-show, the Mischief Theatre’s slapstick humour will leave your belly aching for days!
Starting from humble beginnings at The Edinburgh Fringe, The Play That Goes Wrong made it all the way to Broadway as well as embarking on a spectacular US tour. Co-written by the Mischief Theatre’s Johnathan Sayer, Henry Lewis and Henry Shields, The Play That Goes Wrong is a must-see hilarious comedy suitable for all ages!
The Play That Goes Wrong duration: 2 hours 5 minutes including a 20 min interval
Recommended age: 8+
When the Cornley Polytechnic Drama society decide to put on an ambitious 1920s murder mystery play “Murder at Haversham Manor”, things do not go according to plan. While hilarious disasters continue to strike throughout, the drama society struggle on until the final curtain falls because, after all, the show must go on.
Tickets for The Play That Goes Wrong range from £24 to £80 pounds.
The Duchess Theatre is one of the smallest in the West End and only made up of 470 seats and split into The Stalls and The Dress Circle
The Stalls: closest to the stage, the middle of the stalls has some of the best, most expensive seats in the house. However, the seats at the sides give a side view of the stage and are generally cheaper.
The Dress Circle: hanging above the Stalls, The Dress Circle is not very high up for West End standards and it offers some amazing seats with incredible views. The cheaper tickets can be found towards the back.
The cheapest tickets can be found at the back of the Dress Circle and to the sides of the Stalls.
If you are wondering about The Play that Goes Wrong Location, the address is:
3-5 Catherine Street
You can take the underground, train, bus to the Duchess Theatre.
The nearest tube stations are Covent Garden (Piccadilly line), Holborn (Piccadillly and Central Line) and Temple (Circle and District Line).
To find out how to get to and from the theatre, we recommend you use Google maps.
The closest train station is London Charing Cross which has the south eastern train service.
There are a number of buses which stop in Aldwych which is a 2 minute walk from the station. V
If you have any enquiries about access, you can call 0330 333 4815 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Stair Climber
Wheelchair user access is available at the Duchess Theatre with the AAT Major Stair Climber which accommodates manual wheelchairs up to cm 66cm (26 inches) wide and 89cm (35 inches) deep including any footrest. The maximum combined weight the Stair Climber of the Stair Climber is 190kg (30 Stones). The electric wheelchair may not be suitable for the stair climber and may be asked to transfer to a manual wheelchair. Please consult the theatre staff about this.
To discuss any requirements and book using the stair climber, please contact the access team at the Duchess Theatre before purchasing the tickets.
For patrons who require the Stair Climber, please arrive 45 minutes before the show. Stalls N1 and J14 provide wheelchair spaces with companion seats adjacent.
There is a fully adapted unisex toilet at the rear end of the Stalls auditorium.
Drinks and Bars
Theatre staff will provide assistance buying beverages on behalf of the customers.
Guide dogs are welcome and we recommend buying a ticket in the aisle for comfort. We will also happily look after your dogs but we recommend booking this in advance.
Williams Sound hearing assistance
The Duchess Theatre is fitted with a Williams Sound hearing assistance system and headsets are available on a first come first served basis.
The theatre is fitted with a Williams Sound hearing assistance system. Headsets are available on a first come first served basis.
The following receivers are available:
The WIR RX15-2
Access to The Duchess Theatre
There are 20 stairs down to the stalls and 11 stairs up to the Dress Circle to access the stair climber.
These are the times of the performances:
Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm
Please note, there will be no performances on Mondays.
The Play That Goes Wrong is 2 hours 5 minutes long including a 20 minute interval.
The Play That Goes Wrong cast is made up of The cast will feature David Kirkbride as Robert, Ross Green as Chris, Ciara Morris as Annie, Milo Clarke as Max, Michael Keane as Dennis, Blayar Benn as Trevor, Elan James as Jonathan and Ellie Morris as Sandra.
No, the Play That Goes Wrong is not going on tour in 2022 and visiting the major UK cities of Sheffield, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Leeds.
The Play That Goes Wrong is a play within a play, a slapstick murder mystery story which involves the Cornley Polytenic Society who try to put on ‘The Murder at Haversham Manor’. However, as the title suggests, this play does not go according to plan…
The Play That Goes Wrong is showing at the Duchess Theatre in London.
The Play That Goes Wrong was produced by the hilarious theatre company the Mischief Theatre.
The Mischief Theatre’s Johnathan Sayer, Henry Lewis and Henry Shields wrote the Play That Goes Wrong.
The Play That Goes Wrong premiered at the Red Lion Theatre in 2012.
The recommended age for the Play That Goes Wrong is 8+.