The Play That Goes Wrong

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The Play That Goes Wrong - London

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong... does!

The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!


Who are the cast of The Play That Goes Wrong?


The Play That Goes Wrong cast features Adam Byron as Robert,Drew Dillon as Dennis, Joanne Ferguson as Annie, Fred Gray as Trevor, April Hughes as Sandra, Oliver Llewellyn-Jenkins as Jonathan, Daniel Millar as Max, Hayden Wood as Chris, Adam Boakes, Katy Daghorn, George Haynes and Lindsey Scott. The Play That Goes Wrong London production is designed by Nigel Hook, with lighting by Ric Mountjoy. It is produced in the West End by Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence Ltd.


What is The Play That Goes Wrong about?


Described as Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off, The Play That Goes Wrong play is inspired by Michael Green’s 1964 book The Art of Coarse Acting, as well as Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Mr Bean.

The fictitious Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, responsible for hits as The Lion and The Wardrobe, Cat, and James and the Peach or James, Where's your Peach?, is putting on a performance of The Murder at Haversham Manor – a 1920s murder mystery play, similar to The Mousetrap. A number of disasters befall the cast during the production, however. Cast members forget their lines, misplace props, miss cues, break character, with one cast member even being knocked unconscious.

Celebrity endorsements from the likes of Joanna Lumley 'spectacularly funny and bitingly accurate - The Play That Goes Wrong is guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!'

Given 5 stars from The Daily Mail, called a ‘Gut-busting hit' by The New York Times and with celebrity endorsements from the likes of Ant and Dec  'funniest show we've seen! If you can get a ticket go.'


How long does The Play That Goes Wrong run for?


The Play That Goes Wrong running time is approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes including a 20 minute interval.  

Do the right thing and book The Play That Goes Wrong tickets today for a side-splitting evening of hilarity.

The Play That Goes Wrong - Booking information

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The Play That Goes Wrong - Event information

  • Running time: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • One interval
  • Ages above 8+
  • No dress code
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Duchess Theatre

3-5 Catherine Street, London WC2B 5LA

Duchess Theatre

3-5 Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5LA



  • Underground: Covent Garden
  • BR station: Charing Cross
  • Latecomers will not be admitted. No readmission to the auditorium
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