The Play That Goes Wrong


Do not miss the multi award-winning international smash hit THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG now the longest running comedy in the West End at London’s Duchess Theatre!

The Cornley Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does! As the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to reach their final curtain call, hilarious results ensue!

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!”

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

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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 28th April 2024. 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), Tendai Humphrey Sitima (Robert), Keith Ramsay (Dennis), Luke Dayhill (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).

*Please note: Recommended age 8+

Booking Period

18 Jun 2021 - 28 Apr 2024

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'

The Times

'A masterpiece of malfunction'

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