The hilarious multi award-winning disaster THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG WRONG is the longest running comedy in the West End and continues to tickle audiences after 9 smashing years at the Duchess Theatre!

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 at The Cornley 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!

Hailed “a gut-busting hit” by the New York Times, Mischief’s THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is stumbling through its eighth chaotic year and has unexpectedly received a host of celebrity endorsements from the likes of Joanna Lumley “We laughed until the tears ran down our faces, it has to be seen” to Ant & Dec “The funniest show we’ve seen! If you can get a ticket, go!”

Experience total mayhem and enjoy the perfect slice of escapist comedy, guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter.

Don’t miss this brilliantly funny comedy, guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter.

Book THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG theatre tickets with LOVEtheatre today!

What is The Play That Goes Wrong about?

The accident-prone Cornley Drama Society are excited to put on a brand new show! It’s a classic 1920s whodunnit mystery- a murder in a country manor with an intelligent inspector sent to investigate who murdered Charles Haversham. Unfortunately, The Cornley Drama Society have a track record of things going wrong, and this production doesn’t seem like it’s going to be an exception to the rule! When everything that can go wrong does, will the cast and crew manage to struggle through to the final curtain call?

Ticket Information

Tickets on sale now for performances until 4 May 2025. Tickets start from £23.20 for performances running Tuesday – Sunday 7.30pm, Saturday 2.30pm, Sunday 3pm.

Running Time

2 hours 5 minutes, including interval.

Cast & Creatives

Gavin Dunn (Trevor), Lucy Doyle (Sandra), Iona Fraser (Annie), Rolan Bell (Robert), Keith Ramsay (Dennis), Luke Dayhil (Jonathan), Ross Virgo (Max), Daniel Cech-Lucas (Chris), Harry Bradley (Understudy), Elliot Goodhill (Understudy), Rosie Meek (Understudy), Hisham Abdel Razek (Understudy), Tommi Vicky (Understudy).

Henry Lewis (Co-Writer), Jonathan Sayer (Co-Writer), Henry Shields (Co-Writer), Mark Bell (Director), Roberto Surace (Costume Designer), Ric Mountjoy (Lighting Designer), Nigel Hook (Set Designer), Rob Falconer (Original Music), Andrew Johnson (Sound Designer).

Age Guidance: Recommended age 8+

Access Performances

BSL: Sunday 29th September 2024 at 3:00pm
Audio Described: Sunday 6th October 2024 at 3:00pm
Captioned: Friday 11th October 2024 at 7:30pm

To book access seating please contact Nimax, by calling 0330 333 4815 or emailing [email protected]

Booking Period

18 Jun 2021 - 4 May 2025

Weekly Performances

Sunday 3:00PM, 7:30PM
Tuesday 7:30PM
Wednesday 7:30PM
Thursday 7:30PM
Friday 7:30PM
Saturday 2:30PM, 7:30PM

For group bookings of 10 or more:
Submit a request online

Or call 020 7206 1176

Venue Information

Duchess Theatre

3-5 Catherine St, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5LA

Get Directions

Nearest Tube/Rail Station

Covent Garden or Charing Cross


6, 11, 13, 15, 23

Nearest Car Parks

Drury Lane

In the Press

Daily Mail

'I feared I was going to hyperventilate'

Financial Times

'A joyous show builds to a delirious climax'


'Exquisitely choreographed mayhem'


'A triumph of split second timing'

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