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!
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 as the 'funniest show we've seen! If you can get a ticket go’, what are you waiting for?
Now stumbling through its fourth catastrophic year, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!
IT’S AS THOUGH THE MOUSETRAP HAS BEEN TAKEN OVER BY MONTY PYTHON - WHATSONSTAGE
A MASTERPIECE OF MALFUNCTION – THE TIMES
I FEARED I WAS GOING TO HYPERVENTILATE – THE DAILY MAIL
I booked the tickets not knowing what to expect. Upon seeing the tv show I was a bit disappointed hoping the theatre show would be better. When we arrived we were asked, in the theatre, if we had found a dog under our seats (this was part of the performance). The show started and from start to finish I couldn’t stop laughing. It was so funny I just wanted more when it finished. Well worth watching
Absolutely hilarious slapstick comedy from start to finish, brilliantly performed by a great cast and would 100 per cent go and see it again, can't recommend it enough!!!
Utterly hilarious! A great end to the working week. A real Friday treat
Brilliant comedy Outstanding acting Highly recommended. Excellent evening entertainment.
Amazing show with lots of laughs and would definitely recommend
Brilliant night of perfect comic timing and great actors who gave 110% to the production. A treat to watch
The play is hillarious! The actors are doing funny stuff before, after and of course during the play. I was laughing the whole time. Awesome experience!
A humdinger of a show which had many rolling in their seats with laughter. A special treat, a special show. Mt wife and I also appreciated the interest and care of the staff, from the security guys outside in the rain who were courteous in their task, to the box office who offered preferential seats to us as our seating had a restrictive view. We will come again and sample another such show. M&P
It was great. Timing was exceptional, I laughed all the way through.
My wife and I had already seen the ‘Bank robbery that goes wrong’ and having thoroughly enjoyed this we’re thrilled that this play was equally as entertaining, excellent.
One of the funniest plays I've seen
Felt like a school play. Repetitive and entirely predictable humour.
A fantastic play which was funny from start to end. It was so clever and made me laugh out loud throughout. The actors interacted with the audience and looked like they really enjoyed performing the play even though they do it daily. I am booking the new show- Magic goes wrong as soon as possible.
amazing - so funny 5 days on we are both still laughing and recommending it to everyone Very clever too
Very funny comedy, we really enjoyed the show and we are still talking and referencing the days later.
It really Is very funny. A vibrant young cast that clearly enjoy their work. Plenty of slapstick but also some sharp witty dialogue. Something for all the family.
Fantastic show. Very entertaining. Totally recommend.
Really funny all the time and very good timing of the recitation (especially in the quick scenes). Brilliant!
I took two grandchildren who are now too old for Pantomime and they loved it. Lots of hearty laughter throughout. I was impressed that the vibrancy still remains after all the performances they have done - the timing was perfect and the stage management incredible. Well done to all the cast.
Second visit to see this very funny play. Took the granddaughters 12 & 17 who thoroughly enjoyed their evening. The cast worked so hard. Thank you all and congratulations to everyone involved.
Would highly recommend the play was very funny.
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It took some time to get going. By half time I was chuckling. Some of the acting was good but some not so good. The inspector was the best actor. The Company tried hard. The audience were not all laughing at the right times. Some of the diction was inaudible. We didn’t like the victim’s brother very much. Their hearts were in the right place but some professionalism was lacking. Having paid £50 for 5 tickets I wasn’t happy to be asked for donations at the door on the way out.
The actors are really good, and the play is fun, but the humor is not very interesting. A nice play for kids and teens.
Great nights entertainment. Very funny and a very clever production. Thoroughly recommended.
Actors were great, show itself is very much slap stick humour. In some cases the pauses or jokes could have been sped up a bit. The second half a lot better than the first. Theatre is a great size, not a bad seat.
Brilliant time keeping. Excellent story told in the most of unusual ways. Laughter out loud thoroughly enjoyable. Looking to book for the Bank job that goes wrong.
The premise and the acting were very enjoyable, particularly the first act. I found there was too much slapstick (for my taste) in the second act that bordered on silly. All in all, however, I would recommend this play for a well-rounded evening of entertainment.
An excellent afternoon spent at the Duchess Theatre watching The Play that Goes Wrong. The cast are brilliantly funny and I would recommend everyone see this play for a bit of light entertainment.
forget about your daily grind and escape to a very funny slapstick comedy
The Play That Goes Wrong was a joy to watch. The actors were all superb! Enjoyed the 1st Act of the play so much (especially the ledger part) that I was wondering how could the 2nd Act top the 1st one? Well, the 2nd Act was even better with great action and excellent laughs! Go to The Play That Goes Wrong if you want an enjoyable evening out with side-splitting laughter!
Had me and the boys in hysterics.
good fun - everyting went wrong!!
We loved the show! Honestly so funny! We were also upgraded upon collecting our tickets from The box office. Very good fun! We can’t wait to book our next show ...
Super funny and entertaining play.
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No refunds or exchanges available after purchase.
2 hours and 5 minutes including one 20 minute interval.
Good To Know
The theatre is fitted with a Williams Sound hearing assistance system. Headsets are available on a first come first served basis.
Stalls N1 and J14 provide wheelchair spaces, with companion seats adjacent.
There are Ladies and Gentlemen’s toilets on all levels.
No suitcase storage at the venue.
How Does It Work
You will receive a confirmation email with your booking reference.
If you choose collect at box office please print this and bring it with you on the day of the show a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance start time.
Suitable For Children
Age Limit: 8+
All patrons under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
When Can I Go
Saturday 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 3pm & 7pm
Where Do I Go
3-5 Catherine Street
London, WC2B 5LA.
By Tube- Covent Garden