The Play That Goes Wrong Reviews - Duchess Theatre

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Venue Information
Duchess Theatre

Duchess Theatre
3-5 Catherine Street

Seating Plan


(5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn right into Bow Street and after 100 metres turn left (Russell Street) then immediately right onto Catherine Street, where the theatre is located 100 metres down.

Show Information
Booking From: Sunday, 25th February 2018
Booking Until: Sunday, 30th September 2018
Running Time: 2 Hours 5 Minutes
Age Restriction: Suitable for ages 8+  
Show Schedule
Tue: 7.30pm
Wed: 7.30pm
Thu: 7.30pm
Fri: 7.30pm
Sat: 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Sun: 3.00pm and 7.00pm
Review Summary
Average Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 89 review(s)


Latest Review: "Absolutely Fantastic. Second time of seeing it was even funnier than the first. Having been invol..."

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    Sunday, 8th Mar 2015 by John

An absolute delight. A gag that makes a good sketch shouldn't work for two hours, but this does. Wonderful moments of anticipation - oh, no, they're not going to slam the door open into her - oh, yes, they have... Brilliant combinations - two actresses playing the same part simultaneously; the play stuck in a horrible loop as the actors try to find their way back into the script (been there); scenery that collapses. Brilliant. Best entertainment since 39 Steps.

    Sunday, 8th Mar 2015 by dotty.

march 7th 2.30 showt time what a fantastic play on words so very clever could not stop laughing, please go and see this great show.

    Thursday, 26th Feb 2015 by Ailsa McDill

We went to spend the weekend in London. After having seen a show on the Sat (sunny afternoon) I was compelled to see another show on the Sunday. I can honestly say this was the best choice I made that day! "The play that goes wrong" is the funniest Sunday afternoon I have ever spent. Laughed so hard I was crying. David Hearne's facial expressions were priceless and he didn't have to say anything. What a talented bunch of actors, can't recommend it enough...but I am!!

    Tuesday, 24th Feb 2015 by Cheryl

Saw this in January with the whole family. We all thought it was FANTASTIC! We laughed til we cried! Highly recommend this for any age

    Friday, 6th Feb 2015 by Pat Higgins

I am known for having a good sense of humour and can always enjoy a laugh at most things, but this play was the worst I have ever seen on the London or Birmingham stage of any theatre. It was so slapstick, it would have been more suitable for a class of 5-6 year olds, the actors often spoke over noise so you didn't hear clearly what they were saying, and it looked so amateurish. I have seen better plays at my local dramatic society. Neither my husband or I even raised a smile throughout the first half and we were so disgusted at the waste of £40 we had spent, and as pensioners that was a lot to throw away, so at the interval we saw the manager and asked for our money back. She refused and said most people were enjoying it, so we sat out the second half hoping it would improve, but alas, it did not. What a waste of money and a good evening in London. No wonder tickets are being reduced, they should pay people to go in and see it. It was an insult to people's intelligence.

    Sunday, 1st Feb 2015 by Val

I laughed until I cried. This show is brilliant. The timing is superb, and one of the best shows I've seen for ages. Excellent.

    Wednesday, 21st Jan 2015 by Sue Jackson

This play was the funniest I have ever seen. Laught from start to finish

    Saturday, 17th Jan 2015 by Pat

Absolutely hilarious. It all started before the curtain went up and the laughter continued for a long time after the curtain had gone down. The best show I've seen. I would highly recommend and definitely plan to see again soon.

    Monday, 12th Jan 2015 by Clive

The BEST night I've had in the West End for years!

Often at the opera, also like to take in a musical but this show made my sides hurt! Only disappointment was not being able to applaud Winston - he must be found!!

    Monday, 12th Jan 2015 by Kevin Stone

This show was absolutely brilliant! the best comedy play that we have seen in many years. howling with laughter at times; very recommended.

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