Winner of the 2015 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy, The Play that Goes Wrong is produced by Mischief Theatre, who are also known for their slapstick comedy, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery. Currently showing at Duchess Theatre, this is one hilarious comedy you just can't miss!
Our guide below will give you all the information you need about the show, and will discuss the best ways to get The Play that Goes Wrong tickets.
About the Show
The Play that Goes Wrong made its West End debut in 2012 at Old Red Lion Theatre, before moving to Trafalgar Studios the next year. After the UK tour in 2014, the play opened in Duchess Theatre on 14 September 2014. The dysfunctional set, combined with the actors' well-timed clumsy comedy makes for a spectacular show loved by audiences of all ages.
The Story of The Play that Goes Wrong
The Play that Goes Wrong revolves around the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society's performance of The Murder at Haversham Manor. During the performance, a number of things don't quite go as planned. From misplacing props to breaking characters, everything possible goes wrong, that is until the climax scene, when the whole set practically collapses!
The Play that Goes Wrong Reviews
"Everything that can go wrong, it seems, does go wrong for this play, its players and particularly its wobbly, fragile set. But the more it does, of course, the funnier it becomes"
– London Theatre
"A highly physical and very silly comedy..."
– The Guardian
About the Show
Know Before You Go
2 hours, 05 minutes with a 20 minute intermission
Suitable for ages 8 and up.
The Duchess Theatre has a seating capacity of 494.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
The Play That Goes Wrong Tickets
Apart from getting tickets for The Play That Goes Wrong online, there are other ways to obtain West End tickets for cheap, such as:
- TKTS: The TKTS booth obtains its inventory directly from the theatre based on availability, and sells them for cheap.
- Lottery: The winner takes it all! You can try your luck to obtain tickets for a performance on the same day at discounted rates!
- Day Tickets: These are tickets that are made available at the theatre on the day of the show.
In this guide, we help you find the best way to obtain tickets at discounted rates, by giving you details about each, specifically for The Play That Goes Wrong West End at Duchess Theatre.
The Play That Goes Wrong on TKTS
TKTS booths offer discounted tickets for certain shows, and can only be collected in person. Unlike New York, there is only one TKTS booth in all of London. You can check the availability of tickets for the show of your choice at the official TKTS website.
The website displays availability of tickets for the current day, along with the following two days. The Play That Goes Wrong TKTS tickets are often available.
The Play That Goes Wrong Lottery
Currently, there is no policy for The Play That Goes Wrong Lottery.
The Play That Goes Wrong Day Tickets
There is currently no policy for The Play That Goes Wrong Day tickets.
Q: Is there a way to purchase TKTS The Play That Goes Wrong tickets online, instead of waiting in line at the TKTS booths?
A: Unfortunately, no. The only way to purchase tickets is in person at the TKTS booth in Leicester Square.
Q: Is there an age limit for the The Play That Goes Wrong London show?
A: The show is suitable for those of ages 8 and up.
Q: What time should I arrive at Duchess Theatre?
A: Doors open 45 minutes before show time. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before curtain.
Q: Can I take photographs or videos of the show?
A: The use of cameras (still and video) and sound recorders is not allowed inside the theatre.
Q: What do I wear to the show?
A: There is no specific dress code. Formal attire is not required; semi formal or smart casual is recommended.
Q: Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted The Play That Goes Wrong London tickets?
A: When booking with Headout, you will get to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view. However, if you opt to try and win lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.
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