The Play That Goes Wrong

The West End's longest running comedy.
The Play That Goes Wrong

About the show

You all know the classic whodunnit story, there has been a murder at a country manor and an inspector is set on the case to find who the culprit is. However, when this plot is given to the accident-prone thespians, The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, everything that can go wrong… does!

The actors and crew battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!

Do you ever find out who murdered Charles Haversham? You’ll have to see for yourself!

Now blundering through its eighth catastrophic year at London’s Duchess Theatre, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!

The Duchess Theatre operates with mitigation methods to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. For further information check our COVID-19 secure information page. If you or anyone in your party tests positive for COVID-19 we recommend you stay at home; we operate a 100% exchange guarantee up to 24 hours before your performance. Please contact and they will assist.

Book Tickets

Booking Info

Booking Until Sunday 2 April 2023

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

Ticket Pricing

Tickets from £22

Prices include booking fees of £2.50, applicable to online & telephone bookings and a £1.25 Restoration Levy

£39.50 each
Valid Tues, Weds, Thurs & Sun 7pm in November 2021 and January 2022.
Book by 31 Dec 2021.
Exclusions apply, minimum 6 and maximum of 9. Includes booking fee.

Running Time

2hrs including one interval

Age Recommendation


Groups Info

Groups & Education Rates Available

Sunday – Friday
 10+ Best available £34.50
Sunday – Friday 25+ Best available £30
Summer Rate Sunday - Friday 10 + Best available £35
22 July – 30 August, Book by 1 July

School Groups 10+
Best available seats reduced to £21, plus 1 free teacher ticket for every 10 students booked.
Valid Tuesday – Friday performances.

Schools Package – £7.00 (£5.00 saving)
Souvenir Programme
Ice Cream OR Confectionery item
500ml Soft Drink/Water

Call: +44 (0)330 333 4817

Opening hours are Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm

Book Tickets

In Person

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




Henry Lewis
Jonathan Sayer
Henry Shields
Mark Bell
Nigel Hook
Ric Mountjoy
Roberto Surace
Costume Designer
Rob Falconer
Original Music
Andy Johnson
Sound Designer
Sean Turner
Associate Director
Hannah Sharkey
Resident Director
Amy Marchant
Resident Director

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