The Play That Goes Wrong Tickets and Hotel

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Theatre details

Duchess Theatre

Duchess Theatre
3-5 Catherine Street

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.

Covent Garden station is 4 minute walk (323 metres)



Show notes

Running time: 2 hours (incl. interval)

Booking from: 05 Mar 2024

Booking until: 04 May 2025

Age restrictions: Children aged 7 and under will not be permitted.

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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 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 280 reviews

"The Show That Goes Wrong"22/1/2024

"What a show - slapstick supreme!! Go and laugh yourselves silly!"

"Honestly, the show hit the perfect balance of cheesy humour and entertainment."13/12/2023

"The Play That Goes Wrong"30/4/2023

"Very funny play, we laughed a lot."

"Cried with laughter"28/2/2023

"So funny, audience engaging and very cleverly done! Cannot recommend this enough - take some tissues to mop up the tears of laughter"

"Hilarious show, like a Laurel and Hardy sketch !"17/1/2023

"We booked a theatre break and stayed at The Tower Hotel and went to see The Play that Went Wrong at the Duchess Theatre. The play was hilarious, a bit like a Laurel and Hardy sketch and it got very silly which is right up our street! It was a brilliant weekend, we`ll definitely be booking again for another show."

"Absolutely hilarious, I was laughing from start to finish"9/9/2022

"The show was comic genius. The timing, acting and choreographed chaos had me laughing from start to finish."

"Funny no matter how many times you see it"1/9/2022

"I have seen this show a few times and it always makes me laugh, it changed slightly each time so always keeps you on your toes."


"Hands down the best comedy theatre production we have seen so far! Would recommend to everyone!"

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The Play That Goes Wrong

Duchess Theatre
3-5 Catherine Street

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Covent Garden station is 4 minute walk (323 metres)

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