The Play That Goes Wrong

Opened: 3rd September 2014

Booking period: 27th October 2019

Show Times: Tuesday-Saturday 19:30, Saturday 14:30 & Sunday 15:00 and 19:00

Running Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Venue: Duchess Theatre


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The Show

The Play That Goes Wrong was created by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, who are a part of the Mischief Theatre Company.  The play premiered at the Old Red Lion Theatre in London in 2012. It then moved to the Trafalgar Studios and then to the Duchess Theatre.  It is an acclaimed production and won the ‘Best New Comedy’ Olivier Award in 2015.

The play is about a drama society putting on a murder mystery which goes wrong.  Against all odds, the determined cast make the final curtain. It could be described as Fawlty Towers on stage.


The Cast


Graeme Rooney as Trevor

Patrick Warner as Chris

Jason Callender by Jonathan

Edward Judge as Robert

Edward Howells as Dennis

Meg Mortell as Sandra

Alastair Kirton as Max

Katie Bernstein as Annie


Helena Muir, James Watterson, Matthew Howell, and Natasha Culley



The Play That Goes Wrong is showing at the Duchess Theatre and is currently booking until October 2019.  The Duchess Theatre opened on 25th November 1929.  The Duchess holds the record for the shortest ever run of a show, The Intimate Revue, which failed to complete its first performance.

The Duchess Theatre is owned by Nimax Theatres so the best place to buy tickets for the Play That Goes Wrong.  For more information on your visit to the Duchess Theatre, read our guide.