The Play That Goes Wrong

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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!

The Play That Goes Wrong premiered at the Old Red Lion Theatre in London in 2012 as a one act version, this then moved to Trafalgar Studios in 2013. Following its run at Trafalgar Studios the show toured the UK, opening in January 2014 at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, visiting 17 venues and ending in Darlington in July, prior to being given a West End Venue.

On 14 September 2014 The Play That Goes Wrong opened in the West End at the Duchess Theatre where it currently remains.

The original cast opened on Broadway in 2017 at the Lyceum Theatre with JJ Abrams making his debut as a theatrical producer, becoming the longest running play on Broadway at the time with 745 regular performances and 27 previews. It is currently running Off-Broadway at the New World Stages.

The Play That Goes Wrong is a global phenomenon having been performed in over 35 countries across 6 continents, winning multiple awards around the world including the WhatsOnStage and Olivier Award for Best New Comedy plus a Tony and Drama Desk Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play.

The Mischief West End production of The Play That Goes Wrong by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields is produced by Kenny Wax and Stage Presence at the Duchess Theatre, London. Directed by Mark Bell (Direction), Nigel Hook (Set Design), Roberto Surace (Costume Design), Ric Mountjoy (Lighting Design), Rob Falconer (Original Music) and Andrew Johnson (Sound Design).


'A joyous show builds to a delirious climax'
Financial Times

'A gut busting hit'
The New York Times 

'A master piece of malfunction'
The Times


'I feared I was going to hyperventilate'
Daily Mail

'It's as though the mouse trap has been taken over by monty python'

'Genuinely hilarious. Boy, does it hit the funny bone'
The Telegraph

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