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The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society attempt to put on a 1920s' murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong... does, as the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to get to their final curtain call.

This brilliant new laugh out loud comedy performed by Mischief Theatre Company has enjoyed two successful runs in the West End and was the sell out smash hit of the Edinburgh Festival with its sensational reviews, numerous accolades and awards. The Play That Goes Wrong is guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!

"I feared I was going to hyperventilate."- Daily Mail

History:

Production
Run Type:Open Run
Market:West End
Previews: June 18, 2021
Closing:December 15, 2020

Running Time:

2 hrs 5 mins including a 20 min interval

Schedule:

Tuesdays: 7:30 Wednesdays: 7:30pm Thursdays: 2:30pm and 7:30pm Fridays: 7:30pm Saturdays: 2:30pm and 7:30pm Sundays: 3:00pm and 7:00pm

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3-5 Catherine Street London, WC2B 5LA
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by Stephi Wild - September 28, 2022
As it celebrates its 8th anniversary in the West End, The Play That Goes Wrong, the Olivier Award-winning smash hit announces an extension to the mayhem and chaos at The Duchess Theatre, with tickets now on sale until 29 October 2023.
by Fiona Scott - August 8, 2022
What did our critic think of CHARLIE RUSSELL AIMS TO PLEASE at Pleasance Below?
by Fiona Scott - August 7, 2022
What did our critic think of MIND MANGLER: MEMBER OF THE TRAGIC CIRCLE at Pleasance Below?
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2022
The original cast of The Play That Goes Wrong will reunite for 2 weeks only to perform the production to UK audiences for the first time in over 5 years. Performances run at Opera House Manchester, 30 May – 4 June 2022, and Theatre Royal Newcastle, 6 – 11 June 2022 as part of the current UK tour.  
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 13, 2022
Mischief has released a brand new trailer for the Olivier Award-winning box office hit The Play That Goes Wrong, the longest running comedy in the West End that’s currently blundering through its eighth catastrophic year at the Duchess Theatre. 
by Guest Blog: Mikhail Sen - May 11, 2022
I stepped into the audition room for The Play That Goes Wrong with trepidation. It was my first in person audition since 2020 and my nerves were on edge. In preparation, I remember reading and re-reading the script and there were moments I literally could not stop howling with laughter (every time!). I’d never seen the show and I decided not to see it as I wanted to go into the room with no biases.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 7, 2022
The Play That Goes Wrong at The Duchess Theatre has released images featuring the new cast that began performances on Tuesday 5th April. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 17, 2022
The Play That Goes Wrong is blundering its way through its 8th year in the West End and is currently booking until April 2023. In August 2021 it became the longest running play at The Duchess Theatre (since the theatre opened in 1929), and is the longest running comedy in the West End.
by Stephi Wild - March 16, 2022
The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief’s Olivier Award-winning box office hit that continues to entertain audiences on a global scale, today announces casting for its 2022 UK Tour. T
by Marianka Swain - March 10, 2022
You all know the classic whodunnit story, there has been a murder at a country manor and an inspector is set on the case to find who the culprit is. However, when this plot is given to the accident-prone thespians, The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, everything that can go wrong… does!
by Stephi Wild - March 3, 2022
The Play That Goes Wrong, the Olivier Award-winning box office hit today announces a brand new cast at The Duchess Theatre from Tuesday 5th April 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 30, 2021
The Play That Goes Wrong recently celebrated its 7th birthday and is currently booking until Sunday 30 October 2022. In August 2021 the production became the longest ever running play at The Duchess Theatre and has now played over 2500 performances.
by Stephi Wild - October 15, 2021
The Play That Goes Wrong, the Olivier Award-winning box office hit, today announces that a new-ish cast of some of the world's unluckiest actors will be at the Duchess Theatre from November 2021.
by Fiona Scott - September 29, 2021
​Are we really that different from who we were at school? Mischief Theatre’s Groan Ups takes a light-hearted look at this question. This comedy, a diversion from Mischief’s usual “goes wrong” flavour of plays, tugs at the heartstrings but still leaves you in stitches.
by Stephi Wild - September 14, 2021
The Play That Goes Wrong, the Olivier Award-winning box office hit, today celebrates its 7th Birthday in the West End. To celebrate, Mischief has announced a new booking period for The Play That Goes Wrong, with tickets now on sale until Sunday 30 October 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - August 25, 2021
The Broadway hit play “The Play That Goes Wrong” by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields has been acquired for licensing by Broadway Licensing for their DPS division. The Acting Edition, the only script approved for licensing, of “The Play That Goes Wrong” is also now available. 
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - June 21, 2021
As the Olivier Award-winning comedy The Play That Goes Wrong finally returned to its West End home at the Duchess Theatre on Friday, we sent our very own @WestEndReporter Tom Hayden Millward down to meet two of the show's current cast members - Ellie Morris and Elan James - and chat about the play's undying longevity, actual onstage mishaps and which subjects they would like to see get the 'Goes Wrong' treatment in future.

The Play That Goes Wrong Frequently Asked Questions

How long has The Play That Goes Wrong been running on Broadway?
The Play That Goes Wrong opened at the Duchess Theatre on Friday Jun 18, 2021 and has now been running for 1 year.

What theatre is The Play That Goes Wrong playing on Broadway?
The Play That Goes Wrong is playing at the Duchess Theatre, which is located at 3-5 Catherine Street London, WC2B 5LA London.

What productions of The Play That Goes Wrong have there been?
The Play That Goes Wrong has had 5 productions including Broadway which opened in 2017, which opened in 2018, US Tour which opened in 2019, West End which opened in 2021 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2021.

Twitter Watch

@playgoeswrong 12/04/2022 06:28am

.@JosephIlett19 has been to see Cornley perform NINE TIMES! And not once has it gone right! But don't worry, there… https://t.co/MBO2MZCJnd

@playgoeswrong 12/02/2022 01:22pm

"The show is an absolute hoot to be a part of. We laugh every single day and so do the audience, we are so lucky in… https://t.co/DPor3HRcXk

@playgoeswrong 12/01/2022 09:08am

Presenting: Robert Grove's #SpotifyWrapped And it's exactly what we'd expect ? https://t.co/RMEtAgefeL

@playgoeswrong 11/29/2022 11:14am

3️⃣ Three is the ?̶?̶?̶?̶?̶ mischievous number! And @CurtainCallBway spoke to three Chris Beans about playing the… https://t.co/lQqziiwfGt

@playgoeswrong 11/27/2022 06:32am

⚔️ The World’s Greatest Swordsmen…* *ᵃʳᵉ ⁿᵒᵗ ᶦⁿ ᵗʰᶦˢ ᵖˡᵃʸ But some of our mischievous friends are! And they've al… https://t.co/RJkmSWiVxq

@playgoeswrong 11/25/2022 02:43pm

Uh oh… looks like our cast went to the right show… Just in the wrong country and theatre! ? Thanks for having our… https://t.co/Di8i5cTxkd

@playgoeswrong 11/23/2022 12:45pm

Doctor Who Goes Wrong! ? #SmallerOnTheInside Happy #DoctorWhoDay from Cornley! ? Television Tunes https://t.co/EZeoK03hr9

@playgoeswrong 11/21/2022 12:28pm

Cornley have ONE CHANCE to make things finally go right! And you can help them by nominating us in the #WOSAwards… https://t.co/mlpvpFjYYd

@playgoeswrong 11/19/2022 02:30pm

Introducing BBC's newest show: Cornley Come Dancing ?? ? Television Tunes https://t.co/2MRUoR1AdU

@playgoeswrong 11/18/2022 07:20am

? @BBCCiN is tonight! And Cornley set themselves a SPOTacular challenge... To see how long they can keep a ball in… https://t.co/13T3PdZmGz