About the show
One of the funniest shows in the West End, The Play That Goes Wrong is certainly getting something right.
Winner of the 2015 Olivier award for best new comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong was a word-of-mouth hit that started life in a room above a London pub, before tickets became so popular it transferred to the West End.
A physical and silly comedy with hilarious slapstick moments, The Play That Goes Wrong tells the story of The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society who are putting on a 1920s murder mystery show. As you’d expect from the title, everything that can go wrong does! But the accident-prone actors battle on to make it through to their final curtain call.
From humble beginnings, the play has proved a massive hit with extended runs, awards and a number of celebrity visitors including Ant and Dec who called it, “The funniest show we’ve seen! If you can get a ticket, go”. Joanna Lumley, Tom Hardy, Harrison Ford and a number of other stars have also been spotted in the audience.
Critics have been overwhelmingly complimentary, “I have seldom, if ever, heard louder or more sustained laughter in a theatre,” wrote the Sunday Telegraph
with the Independent on Sunday saying, “I was reduced to tears of joy,” The Stage calling it “Gloriously preposterous,” and The Guardian simply saying “Very, very funny”.
Suitable for those aged 8+, The Play That Goes Wrong was written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, three members of an improv theatre company Mischief Theatre. The company try to keep ticket prices low so that everyone can enjoy the show so book early to get cheap tickets for The Play That Goes Wrong London and expect to chortle your way through an evening of hilarious mishaps.
Jack Baldwin, Leonard Cook, Katy Daghorn, Fred Gray, George Haynes, Daniel Poyser, Lindsey Scott and Sydney K Smith star in the production.
From 28 March, Katie Bernstein, Jason Callender, Edward Judge, Alastair Kirton, Edward Howells, Meg Mortell, Graeme Rooney, Patrick Warner, Natasha Culley, Matthew howell, Helana Muir and James Watterson star in the production.