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The Play That Goes Wrong


Mischief Theatre's hit comedy extends again in the West End due to phenomenal demand. After benefiting from a large and sudden inheritance, the inept and accident prone...

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Running time: 1h


Mischief Theatre's hit comedy extends again in the West End due to phenomenal demand. After benefiting from a large and sudden inheritance, the inept and accident prone...

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Running time: 1h

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Trafalgar Studios, London
14 Whitehall,London,SW1A 2DY

The Play That Goes Wrong

Mischief Theatre's hit comedy extends again in the West End due to phenomenal demand. After benefiting from a large and sudden inheritance, the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society embark on producing an ambitious 1920s murder mystery in the West End. Hilarious disaster ensues and the cast start to crack under the pressure, but can they get the production back on track before the final curtain falls?

'Reduced to tears of joy... I haven't laughed so much for years'
Independent on Sunday

***** 'Effortless slapstick that Keaton and Chaplin would be hard pushed to trump'
What's On Stage

**** 'Immaculately staged... roused even a staid matinee audience to hysteria'
The Times

Comedy dynamite... seamless flow of physical comedy and exceptionally strong ensemble understanding'
British Theatre Guide

***** 'An hour of sheer continual hilarity... a laugh-a-minute would be a gross understatement.'
One Stop Arts - Editors Choice

***** 'A must see for anyone wishing for an hour's worth of absolutely riotous, all-stops-out, charming comedy.'
The Upcoming

***** 'With creativity and an understanding of comedy like this the sky's the limit for Mischief Theatre'
Plays To See

***** 'I was in danger of physical harm from laughing.'
West End Wilma

***** 'I loved it... inches away from defining a new genre.'
Female Arts

***** 'It's not often a critic finds no room for improvement... one of the must see shows of the year.'
What's Peen Seen

***** 'One of the funniest productions I've seen anywhere in a long time.'
Live Theatre

'Quite simply one of the finest, funniest plays I have ever had the good fortune to attend'
Camden New Journal

***** 'Guaranteed to leave you smiling long after you've left the theatre.'
Good Review

'Whodunnit? Who cares when its this funny?'
A Younger Theatre

**** 'I sat on the edge of my seat for the full hour... absurdly hilarious, entertaining and side-splitting'
West End Frame

**** 'Terrifically funny from start to finish'
Everything Theatre

**** 'Never have I seen a corpse gain so many laughs'
Performance Reviewed

'I don’t recall having seen any piece of theatre where an audience were so consistently in hysterics'
Bargain Theatre

The Play That Goes Wrong

There are no booking fees for this production.

However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £3.00 Transaction fee.

The Play That Goes Wrong Access

Booking Information

Access Booking line: 0800 912 6971

Trafalgar Studios Visual Story: a visual resource to help prepare visitors for a new experience and to help them become familiar with new surroundings and what to expect. Click here to download it 

Large Print Introduction

A large print introduction for A Guide For The Homesick can be found here.

Audio Introductions

An Audio-Introduction for selected shows is available on Soundcloud, please click here.

Access Performances

To get the access discount for these shows you must join the ATG Access Membership Scheme; call 0800 912 6971, email access@trafalgarentertainment.com or visit the box office in person

Touch Tours can be organised in advance (subject to availability) by contacting TrafalgarManagement@trafalgarentertainment.com

Access Performances
  • Audio Description None scheduled
  • Sign Language Interpreted None scheduled
  • Captioned None scheduled
  • SUR Titles None scheduled
  • Relaxed Performances None scheduled
Venue Access Information

Trafalgar Studios 1 & 2 are accessible for Wheelchair Users. The main entrance to the theatre is on Whitehall. The Foyer, Foyer Bar and Box Office are on street level. Please note, Trafalgar Studios are only able to accommodate small wheelchairs - up to 25” or 65 cm width and 43’’ or 110cm length (no mobility scooters) due to size and weight restrictions (225 kg max) on our lifts.

For Studio 1 you can enter the foyer step free, take the lift to the lower level then a stair lift brings you to the front of the auditorium. The Wheelchair Spaces are in the front row and are clear view.

For Studio 2 access is step free into the foyer, take the lift to the lower level then there is level access into the auditorium. The Wheelchair space is again in the front row & clear view.

If Wheelchair Patrons would rather transfer into a seat then the wheelchair can be stored during the performance and brought back to you at the end of the show.

Please allow enough time (20 minutes) for wheelchair patrons to get to their seats. 

The infrared hearing loops now work in Rows F-H in Studio 1 (best reception in more central seats); in Studio 2 best reception is in A17-22, B24-29 and C34-39. Devices are at the Box Office, £10 deposit is required. There are two devices available: Induction Loop Necklace Suitable for persons wearing a hearing aid, the induction loop necklace is worn around the neck. Whilst wearing the necklace switch your hearing aid to the 'T' setting and the sound is amplified. The necklace has an adjustable volume control. Headset This device amplifies sound through earpieces similar to regular headphones. Suitable for persons without a hearing aid.

Guide Dogs are permitted in the auditorium or can be looked after by staff during the show.

The disabled toilet is on the lower level in the Studio Bar and can be reached by Wheelchair Users from the foyer and from both auditoriums.

Trafalgar Studios Information

Trafalgar Studios
  • If you're driving into the West End to see a show, take advantage of Q-Park's Theatreland Parking Scheme saving 50% off off-street car parking charges for up to 24 hours. To qualify, simply present your Q-Park car park ticket for validation at our box office and the car park machine will automatically charge you half price. Our nearest Q-Park car park is Trafalgar and the next nearest is Chinatown.
  • See the Access page for information
  • Enjoy one of Trafalgar Studio's great bars.
  • A cloakroom is available at this venue.
Trafalgar Studios

14 Whitehall



By bus: 3 11 12 24 53 77a 88 91 139 159 453

Contact Information
Telephone Booking : 0844 871 7632

Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.

Groups Bookings : 020 7206 1174

Access Bookings : 0800 912 6971

Stage Door / Admin:* : 0207 321 5400


Trafalgar Studios makes the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority. As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.


Trafalgar Studios Box Office Opening Hours

Mon-Sat, 10:30am to 7.45pm

Trafalgar Entertainment Group

Trafalgar Studios is owned and operated by Trafalgar Entertainment Group, a live entertainment business launched in 2017 by Sir Howard Panter and Dame Rosemary Squire DBE. For more information on the company and its flagship venue Trafalgar Studios, see www.trafalgarentertainment.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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Pick your own seats

To pick your own seats for The Play That Goes Wrong at Trafalgar Studios simply find the performances you'd like to see from the listings below and you'll be given the option.

The Play That Goes Wrong Group Bookings

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Email: groups@theambassadors.com

Groups Booking line: 020 7206 1174

Groups Benefits
  • Reserve now, pay later
  • No booking fees on selected shows
  • Huge savings on the majority of shows
  • Easily amendable reservations
  • Reserve more than one show at once
  • No deposits required
  • Reservations are invoiced, and are easy for you to review and check before paying
  • Tickets posted free to your door
  • Pre-book hospitality packages

Find out more about Group Bookings

Extra Events

Thursday 4 July: Post Show Q&A with the Cast

A chance to put your questions to the cast of The Play that Goes Wrong and find out what makes the show tick.

Saturday 6 July: Post Show 'In Character' Q&A with the Cast

Meet the actors responsible for this disaster of a show and ask them how wrong they thought it went!

Thursday 11 July: Post Show Event


Saturday 13 July: Post Show Q&A with the Writers

Talk to Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields about how The Play that Goes Wrong came about and its journey from pub theatre to West End.

Dates & Times