The Play That Goes Wrong Booking Details

Show Prices: £26.00 - £85.00

The Play That Goes Wrong Synopsis

Described as Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off, this is THE smash hit new comedy for 2014!

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!

Given five stars from the Daily Mail and called 'ridiculously funny' by Libby Purves,

The Daily Telegraph sums it up as 'genuinely hilarious'.

Celebrity endorsements from the likes of Joanna Lumley 'spectacularly funny and bitingly accurate' - The Play That Goes Wrong is guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!'
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Theatre: Duchess

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Production Type: Comedy

Running Time: 2 Hours 5 Mins

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The Play That Goes Wrong News


The Play That Goes Wrong, the Olivier Award-winning box office hit, now in its third catastrophic year in the West End, has announced a new booking period with tickets going on sale until 25 February 2018.

The comedy's phenomenal popularity looks set to continue this year as one bunch of would-be thespians fly across the pond this week to try their luck on Broadway, and another cast have just opened the show upside down in Melbourne at the start of a 16-week Australian tour.

Mischief Theatre founder and writer Henry Lewis said: "We are baffled that audiences continue to visit the ever failing Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society at the Duchess Theatre in the West End. We really hoped to cut costs this year with only one set of terrible actors having to perform. Regrettably this year will see the Broadway, West End, Australian and UK tour casts all forget their lines, miss their cues and have on-stage arguments."

Awarded the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong continues to thrive. It is a remarkable rags-to-riches story for a play which started its life at a London fringe venue with only four paying members of the public at the first performance, and has now played to an audience of over a quarter of a million. Mischief Theatre's other production, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, is currently at the Criterion Theatre.


The Mischief Theatre Company's laugh out loud hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong is extending its run at the Duchess Theatre to 6 September 2015.

Described as "Noises Off meets Fawlty Towers" the evening follows The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society's attempts to stage a 1920's murder mystery. As the title suggests, everything that can go wrong does, as the accident prone thesps battle against the odds to get to their final curtain call.

Producer Kenny Wax said: "Our perverse (and reverse) marketing campaign has, in true goes wrong spirit, done everything it possibly can to dissuade people from coming to see the show. The tactic has not worked at all. We ran adverts telling people to 'save their money and don't come' and another with 'premium seats at the exorbitant price of £3950'. We even ran a strap line on a number of ads reminding people that the production starred 'no one famous'. I think the only way to keep people away would be to cancel the production altogether - which is not going to be possible because of the extension to September 2015."

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