Duchess Theatre

The Play That Goes Wrong, London

Duchess Theatre, London

About The Show

The Play That Goes Wrong is the brilliant new farce directed by Mark Bell and written by Henry Lewis, Jonathon Sayers and Henry Shields of Mischief Theatre Company. It was a smash hit at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival and is now showing at the Duchess Theatre in London's West End.

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society has decided to perform a murder mystery play. However, it soon becomes apparent that the cast are incredibly hopeless as mishap follows mishap. The only thing being murdered here is the play they are valiantly trying to stage.

Everything that can go wrong, as the title of the comedy suggests, does go wrong. The show has been a resounding success wherever it as played and has left audiences in helpless fits of laughter. To check availability and book your discounted tickets to see The Play That Goes Wrong, click on the 'Book Now' button.

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Jordan Akkaya as Trevor

Daniel Anthony as Dennis

Billie Hamer as Annie

Jay Olpin as Max

Joe Bolland as Jonathan

Daniel Fraser as Chris

Owen Jenkins as Robert

Hannah Sinclair Robinson as Sandra

Alex Bird (Understudy)

Munashe Chirisa (Understudy)

Colm Gleeson (Understudy)

Dumile Sibanda (Understudy)

Alice Stokoe (Understudy)

Creative Team

The Play That Goes Wrong was devised and written by Henry Lewis, Jonathon Sayer and Henry Shields. The play is directed by Mark Bell. Nigel Hook designed the set. With original music by Rob Falconer and Lighting design by Ric Mountjoy and Costume design by Roberto Surace.

Group Booking

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Performance Times:

Tuesday – Saturday, 7.30pm Saturday, 2.30pm Sunday, 3pm & 7pm

Duration of Performance:

2hrs including one interval

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Duchess Theatre

Travel Details

The Duchess Theatre is located at 3 – 5 Catherine Street, London WC2B 5LA.

Public Transportation

Covent Garden – Piccadilly Line
Holborn – Piccadilly and Central Line
Temple – Circle and District Line
A number of buses stop in Aldwych which is a 2 minute walk from the theatre – visit for more information

Duchess Theatre
3-5 Catherine St, London WC2B 5LA


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Theatre  Theatre
Duchess Theatre
Booking Period  Booking Period
Until September 26, 2021
Cast Update  Cast Update
Musical by  Musical By
Mark Bell
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Following phenomenal success off-West End and on tour, The Play That Goes Wrong brings its chaotic tale to London’s Duchess Theatre. The Play That Goes Wrong follows the antics of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, who are trying their very best to stage a production of a 1920s murder mystery. As the show’s title might suggest, this is not as easy as it sounds with everything that can go wrong doing just that. Despite the setbacks, the actors of CPDS struggle bravely to reach the final curtain. Packed with Keaton-esque slapstick, finely-tuned fast and a wealth of physical comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong was first seen at the Old Red Lion Theatre before playing at the Trafalgar Studio 2 and embarking on a 21 week tour. It was written by company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields. The Play That Goes Wrong is suitable for theatregoers aged eight and older

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