The Play That Goes Wrong

Opened: 3rd September 2014

Booking period: 30th September 2018

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


Daniel Poyser as Trevor

Jack Baldwin as Chris

Fred Gray by Jonathan

Leonard Cook as Robert

Sydney K Smith as Dennis

Katy Daghorn as Sandra

George Haynes as Max

Lindsey Scott as Annie


Tom Babbage, Jamie Birkett, Sean Carey and Beth Lilly



The Play That Goes Wrong is showing at the Duchess Theatre and is currently booking until September 2018.  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.