The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong Theatre breaks

Aged 12 and under

About the show

When The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society decides to stage a historical murder mystery play, ambitions are grand and spirits are high. As the hap-hazard thespians begin developing the show, every possible calamity besets their fledgling production. They plough on regardless and take to the stage with nothing but enthusiasm for company.

Winner of the Whatsonstage Award for best new comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong transfers to the West End after critically acclaimed runs at both the Red Lion Theatre and Trafalgar Studios. Newspaper reviews shared an admiration for the hilarity and satirical accuracy of this wonderful new show. With perfectly timed slapstick and razor sharp dialogue aplenty, The Play That Goes Wrong theatre breaks are bound to make you laugh.

What to expect from The Play That Goes Wrong

With a 'The Play That Goes Wrong' theatre break, you can expect to laugh endlessly at the hapless am-dram hopefuls, as they go about their disastrous theatre production. You may think that being bad at theatre is easy, but pretending to be bad at theatre and still make an audience howl with laughter requires a great deal of talent; luckily this energetic cast have it in abundance.

Your The Play That Goes Wrong theatre package includes seats for this hilarious show, a stay in one of our carefully selected central London hotels and a hearty breakfast in the morning. We ensure that all of our hotels meet our exacting standards on quality, cleanliness and customer service, to ensure that you have the best stay possible. We also do our best to select hotels with great transport links so that you will have no problem getting to the theatre. Now that we are offering massively discounted rail travel, there is no reason to miss The Play That Goes Wrong.

Reviews of The Play That Goes Wrong

“This hilarious spoof of a college theatre production is a cult hit in the making” The Telegraph
“It becomes hard not to gas yourself with laughter, at one point I feared I was going to hyperventilate” Daily Mail
“This is effortless slapstick that Keaton and Chaplin would have been hard pushed to trump” Whatsonstage

Interesting facts about The Play That Goes Wrong

  • The show was first staged at the Old Red Lion, a small fringe theatre in Islington that also doubles-up as a pub!
  • For 20 selected performances all tickets will be £20, please see important information for details.
  • The Duchess Theatre, where The Play That Goes Wrong is performed, is famous for a production of Alfie in 1962. Lewis Gilbert, who saw the show, left the theatre after the performance and immediately contacted the writer about a transfer to the big screen. The iconic 1966 film version of Alfie (with Michael Cane) was the glorious upshot.


Tips for booking a cheap The Play That Goes Wrong Break

You’ve nothing to worry about for cheap theatre breaks to this show, with early productions keeping a very cheap price cap on all tickets. Later on, the back row of the Duchess Theatre is the cheapest place to sit, with customers praising the quality of seating there over the back rows of other theatres.


Wednesday and Friday @ 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday @ 2.30pm
Sundays at 3pm

Running time - 2 hours 10 minutes

Booking until - 03/11/2024

Duchess Theatre

Catherine StLondon

Nearest tube - Covent Garden

Seating information - The theatre is split into 2 tiers: the Stalls on the ground level and the Dress Circle above

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