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Theatre details

Duchess Theatre

Duchess Theatre
3-5 Catherine Street
London
WC2B 5LA

Directions:
5 min walk from Covent Garden Tube Station. Head southeast on James St, left onto Russell Street, turn right onto Catherine Street and the theatre will be on the right.

Tube:
Covent Garden station is 4 minute walk (323 metres)

Performances

MatineeEvening
Tuesday7.30pm
Wednesday7.30pm
Thursday7.30pm
Friday7.30pm
Saturday2.30pm7.30pm
Sunday3.00pm7.00pm

Show notes

Running time: 2 Hours 5 Minutes

Booking from: 28 Mar 2017

Booking until: 25 Feb 2018

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The Show
Amateur Dramatic Company Cornley Polytechnic is putting on a 1920s murder mystery thriller entitled 'Murder at Haversham Manor'. The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! As the name of the play would suggest, everything that can go wrong does go wrong, which, of course, the more things go wrong, the funnier the performance becomes. Hilarious comedy, stage disasters and a falling apart set will ensure that you laugh your way through the very clever whodunit play within a play.

Please note: The Theatre will not admit children under 8 years. Additionally, flashing lights and strobe lights are used in performances.

History of The Play that goes Wrong
Written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, The Play That Goes Wrong was first seen at the Old Red Lion Theatre in 2012, and moved to Trafalgar Studio 2 in 2013, before going on a 21 week tour. The play has been at the Duchess Theatre since September 2014.

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Awards and what the Critics say
The Play That Goes Wrong is 2015 Oliver Award Winner for Best New Comedy.

2014 Whatsonstage.com winner for Best New Comedy

"All in all, it's a great-looking, brilliantly performed piece ... My only qualm about The Play That Goes Wrong is that in getting their play so dreadfully wrong night after night, they are also getting it absolutely right."
Tim Walker for The Telegraph

Television presenters Ant and Dec have stated that The Play That Goes Wrong is "the funniest show we've seen."

Interesting facts about The Play that goes Wrong
All 3 of the authors also perform in the play alongside other cast members from the Mischief Theatre Company.
The hilarious story will allow the audience to have a glimpse of what goes on backstage during a show and the funny incidence that usually occurs. This is a fast passed comedy that will suit all ages.
Described as The 'Faulty Towers' meets 'The Mousetrap' The Play that goes Wrong has previously had 2 sell out seasons at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The Play That Goes Wrong audience reviews

Exceptional, 95%Score from 123 reviews

"Very entertaining"20/3/2017

"brill! brill! brill!"18/3/2017

"I thoroughly enjoyed the show, it was very funny. My jaws were aching from laughing. The theatre was very nice I had a good view of the stage from my seat in the grand circle. The theatre was small which gave it an intimate feel which I really liked."

16/2/2017

"Fabulous and full of laughter"

16/2/2017

"In the company of a full house we found it very amusing."

"Brilliant"13/2/2017

"Thoroughly enjoyed the show excellent never stopped laughing would recommend to anyone to see it"

"Very funny, very clever - a must see!"22/1/2017

"Excellent"19/1/2017

"Bought as a present, they loved it!"

"So funny"19/1/2017

"It was really funny"

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The Play That Goes Wrong

Duchess Theatre
3-5 Catherine Street
London
WC2B 5LA

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Covent Garden station is 4 minute walk (323 metres)

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