The Play That Goes Wrong Tickets
The Play That Goes Wrong London Tickets
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! Do something right by booking The Play That Goes Wrong London tickets today.
The West End’s Funniest Farce
The Play That Goes Wrong had its premiere at the Old Red Lion Theatre in London in 2012, later moving to Trafalgar Studios in 2013. Subsequently, it made its home at the Duchess Theatre in the West End starting on September 14, 2014, where it has held the record as the longest-running play at the theatre since its opening in 1929. Since 2014, the play has embarked on five tours across the UK.
Penned by the fictional playwright Susie H.K. Brideswell, The Murder at Haversham Manor quickly transforms into a theatrical disaster. Audiences catch a glimpse of backstage personnel scrambling to make last-minute fixes to the set, but fate has a different plan in mind as a series of mishaps unfolds one after the other.
The Play That Goes Wrong in London is one of the West End's longest-running comedies! Be prepared to burst into fits of laughter as everything that can possibly go wrong does! This hilarious production awarded the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong, continues to deliver the same farcical and comedic brilliance it always has over a decade later.
It’s Worth The Watch
- The play has been met with overwhelmingly positive reviews since it first premiered.
- 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.
Please Bear In Mind
The Play That Goes Wrong in London is recommended 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.)
Please note there are no performances on Mondays.
The Play That Goes Wrong London Cast
Robert - Rolan Bell
Chris - Daniel Cech-Lucas
Jonathan - Luke Dayhill
Sandra - Lucy Doyle
Trevor - Gavin Dunn
Annie - Iona Fraser
Dennis - Keith Ramsay
Max - Ross Virgo
The Play That Goes Wrong London Creatives
Author - Henry Lewis
Author - Jonathan Sayer
Author - Henry Shields
Director - Mark Bell
Designer - Nigel Hook
Lighting - Ric Mountjoy
Costume Designer - Roberto Surace
Original Music - Rob Falconer
Sound Designer - Andy Johnson
Associate Director - Sean Turner
Resident Director -Hannah Sharkey
Resident Director - Amy Marchant
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 - 3 November 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: 1 October 2023 - 3pm, 1 March 2024 - 7.30pm. Captioned performances: 17 September 2023 - 3pm, 6 October 2023 - 7.30pm, 17 March 2024 - 3pm. Audio Described performances: 22 September 2023 - 7.30pm, 15 October 2023 - 3pm, 8 March 2024 - 7.30pm.
SAVE ON TICKET PRICES Valid for selected performances 13 November - 17 December 2023 and Tuesday - Thursday and Sunday evening performances 7 - 28 January 2024. Book by 5 December 2023.
Upcoming Performance Times
News / Interviews / Q & A
Interview with The Play That Goes Wrong’s Daniel-Cech Lucas
For his West End debut in The Play That Goes Wrong at London’s Duchess Theatre, Daniel Cech-Lucas has found himself playing a character that has a world of responsibility on his shoulders, and as you can imagine, the results are disastrous.
Daniel plays the almighty Chris Bean, a character who is a Director, Set Designer, Costume Designer, Prop Maker, and everything else for the fictional play The Murder at Haversham Manor, that takes place in The Play That Goes Wrong. To celebrate all things Black Friday, we had a Q&A with the man behind the mayhem. So, let’s dive headfirst into the witty, wild, and wonderfully chaotic world of The Play That Goes Wrong with Daniel Cech-Lucas!
13 Nov, 2023 | By Kevin Thomas
5 Reasons why you should see The Play That Goes Wrong
Perfect performances are great, but sometimes, mishaps and mayhem are even better. Ever wondered what would happen if your favourite actor fell unconscious on stage? Then think no further - as The Play That Goes Wrong is a veteran in breaking the fourth wall, giving us a hearty glimpse into what happens when things go horribly (and hilariously) wrong on stage. This expertly crafted comedy takes us straight behind the scenes of an amateur dramatic company, and they are anything but prepared as they attempt to stage a 1920s murder mystery. So, here are 5 reasons why The Play That Goes Wrong is the right show for you to see!
4 Sep, 2023 | By Kevin Thomas
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.
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