THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
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!
The actors and crew battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!
Do you ever find out who murdered Charles Haversham? You’ll have to see for yourself!
Now blundering through its seventh catastrophic year at London’s Duchess Theatre, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!
The Duchess Theatre operates strictly under the government COVID-19 guidelines. For further information check our COVID-19 secure information page. All bookings in a party must only be from the same household or the legally defined support bubble.
Tuesday 2 March 2021 – Sunday 26 September 2021
Prices include booking fees of £2.50, applicable to online & telephone bookings and a £1.25 restoration levy
Tuesday – Saturday, 7.30pm
Sunday, 3pm & 7pm
2hrs including one interval
'An unexpected gut-busting hit'
NEW YORK TIMES
'I feared I was going to hyperventilate'
'A joyous show builds to a delirious climax'
'Exquisitely choreographed mayhem'
'A triumph of split second timing'
'A great-looking, brilliantly performed piece'
'It's as though The Mousetrap has been taken over by Monty Python'
'A masterpiece of malfunction'
'A complete tonic'
THE EVENING STANDARD
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
'Very very funny'
'I was reduced to tears of joy'
THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
'A technical triumph'
Training: Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts
Theatre includes: Tamularlaine, Timon of Athens, Death of a Salesman (Royal Shakespeare Company); War Horse (National Theatre)
Film includes: Bohemian Rhapsody (Twentieth Century Fox); Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass (Walt Disney Pictures); Suffragette (Ruby Films)
Television includes: Carnival Row (Amazon); Babs (BBC); Poldark (BBC); Lucky Man (Sky); The Café (Sky)
Training: East 15
Theatre includes: Sonnet Walks and Shakespeare in the Abbey (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Boring Room (Vaults), The Revenger’s Tragedy (Nottingham Playhouse), The Government Inspector (Birmingham Rep/Ramps on the Moon), Waiting for Godot (London Classic Theatre), Henry VI (Union Theatre), Once Upon A Christmas (Look Left Look Right), Dry Rot (Fricker Prods.), The Winter’s Tale (Old Vic Tunnels), The Night Before Christmas (Signal), The Ride of Your Life (Polka/On Theatre), The Inconsiderate Aberrations of Billy the Kid (2Headed Pigeon), On/Off (On Theatre), Fireface (Granary), Chatroom (NT)
Film & Television includes: Doctor Who (BBC), The Witcher (Netflix), Mr. Turner (Thin Man Films), The Hollow Crown (BBC/Neal St), Warhol (Ditto Prods.), The Conversations (HKZ), The Strangest Story of Six Strangers (Many Thoughts)
Audio includes: BattleActs! (BBC Radio 1), The Avengers (Big Finish), Quid Pro Euro (European Videos), The Miniaturists: Stray (The Miniaturists), The Bureau of Lost Things (LCW)
Michael is a member of award-winning improv comedy troupe BattleActs! and a comedy writer.
Theatre credits include:
Stop and Search (Arcola Theatre), Under Milk Wood (Northern Stage), Pinocchio (National Theatre), The Crucible (UK Tour), Robin Hood and Marian (New Vic Theatre), Larksong (New Vic Theatre), Unearthed (New Vic Theatre), Shrapnel: 34 Fragments of a Massacre (Arcola), Othello (National Theatre), Voices of the Titanic (Vivid Theatre), The Govermnet Inspector (Newcastle Theatre Royal) A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Abney Park) The Machine Gunners (Polka Theatre).
Television credits include:
The Spanish Princess (Starz), Doctors, Sherlock, Hetty Feathers, Privates, Inspector George Gently, Silent Witness, Holby City (BBC) Emmerdale, Steel River Blues (ITV)
Film credits include: Enola Holmes, Crooked House, Lady Macbeth, Alvin Bramble.
Radio credits include:
Rathband (iTunes) Jayne Lake, The Empire (BBC)
Training: Rose Bruford College
Theatre includes: War Horse (National Theatre); Roundelay (Southwark Playhouse); Handle With Care (Dante or Die); The Hairy Ape (The Old Vic); City of God (Theatre Royal Stratford East); War Horse (New London Theatre); Canticles (Frantic Assembly)
Ellie trained at LAMDA and is a member of Mischief Theatre. Theatre credits include:
Mischief Movie Night (Arts Theatre & UK tour) Rotterdam (Arts Theatre, Theatre E59, New York & UK Tour) The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (Criterion Theatre) Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Apollo Theatre) Lights! Camera! Improvise! (Duchess Theatre, Canal Cafe, Edinburgh for Mischief Theatre) and Spring Awakening (Outfox Productions). Television credits include: The Goes Wrong Show (BBC), Christmas Carol Goes Wrong (BBC), Peter Pan Goes Wrong (BBC)
Milo has just graduated from ALRA London and is excited for his West End debut with Mischief Theatre
Theatre whilst training includes: Days Of Significance (Beth Flintoff); Posh (Josh Roche); Alice in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass (Mark Maughan); Twelfth Night (Emma Gersch); Marine Parade (Aly Spiro); 27 Wagons Full Of Cotton (Sean Turner); Pomona (Tam Williams) and Our Class (Hal Chambers).
Other experience includes: The Alchemist (Sam Wannamaker Festival at The Globe); 24 Italian Song and Arias (The Yard Theatre); Beep (Afterthought Theatre); Copper and Steel (Theatre 503).
Training: The Oxford School of Drama
Theatre Credits include: ‘Goodnight Mr. Spindrift’ (The Old Red Lion) ‘Beast Quest’ (Hampton Court Palace and The Rose Theatre Kingston), RE:ACT The Woods (The Royal Court)
Theatre Credits whilst training include: Emily Webb in Our Town, Sor Juana in The Heresy of Love, Olivia in Twelfth Night and Kate in Shudder (Soho Theatre)
Blayar trained at East 15 and Miskin Theatre.
Since graduating in 2018, he has appeared on BBC’s Doctors and recently performed on stage in the UK tour of That Parking Show from the award-winning company Tangled Feet Ltd. He is delighted to be joining the cast of The Play That Goes Wrong which will be his first West End credit.
Training: Oxford School of Drama
Theatre Includes: Black Ice (Theatre503), Know You Well (Southwark Playhouse) and The President’s Men (Tristan Bates Theatre).
Training Credits: Young Woman in Machinal, Julia Gibbs in Our Town, Sor Juana in The Heresy of Love and Bethany in Shudder (Soho Theatre).
Jack Michael Stacey
Training: Jack is a recent graduate of The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA).
Credits: Whilst training, he played ‘Konstantin’ in The Seagull (directed by Darren Lawrence), ‘Bottom’ in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (directed by Aly Spiro) and ‘Semyon’ in Dying for it, Moira Buffini’s adaptation of ‘The Suicide’ (directed by Rob Watt), which transferred to Teatrul Odeon, Bucharest. He also appeared in pieces at The Southwark Playhouse, Theatre503, The Young Vic and The National Theatre. He was the runner-up of the Sir Alec Guinness award.
Since graduating, Jack has worked in commercial, television, film and theatre. This included; Tango (directed by Tommy Kuntz), Coelacanth (The Cockpit Theatre) and Mariage Blanc (The Asylum Chapel). He recently played Jonas Pettigrew in Poldark (Series 5) and Elliot in Steal Suffering (directed by James Hattam).
This is Jack’s West End Debut.
Training: The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and National Youth Theatre of Great Britain.
Credits while training include: Black Snow (Unity Theatre), Don Juan in Soho and Time and the Conways.
Theatre Includes: The Play That Goes Wrong (UK Tour 2018), The Play That Goes Wrong (West End 2019)
Television Includes: Wellington: The Iron Duke Unmasked (BBC) and Crime Stories (ITV)
Film Includes: Never Trust a Person Who Talks Too Much, Ghost and a virtual version of King Lear.
Other work includes: numerous commercials, voice-over campaigns and short films.
Louisa is thrilled to be back making mischief in the West End.
Training: East 15 Acting School and National Youth Theatre
Theatre includes: The Fall (National Youth Theatre / Finborough Theatre); Edward II (Arts University Bournemouth); Beat (National Youth Theatre); Playhouse (East 15 Acting School)
Television includes: Lauren and Craig (BBC); Doctors (BBC); Overshadowed (BBC)
Tom trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Stage credits: Me and My Doll (The Space), The Burial at Thebes (Embassy Theatre), The Rover (Webber Douglas Studios), Macbeth (Chichester Festival Theatre), Road (Warwick Arts Centre)
TV Credits: Quiz (ITV), Will (TNT), Southampton Remembers Titanic (BBC), Victoria (ITV)
Film Credits: The Mummy (Universal Pictures), Les Misérables (Working Title Films/Relativity Media)
Tuesday 2 March 2021 – Sunday 26 September 2021
Tuesday – Saturday, 7.30pm
Sunday, 3pm & 7pm
Running time: 2hrs including one interval
Age recommendation: 8+
Please note children under 15 years of age must be accompanied by and sat next to their accompanying adult (who must be over 18 years of age). Children may not sit on their own within the auditorium.
Tickets from £22
Prices include booking fees of £2.50, applicable to online & telephone bookings.
All tickets include a £1.25 Theatre Restoration Levy
CRISIS VIP PACKAGE
£67 – Includes a Premium Seat, signed programme, script and drink at the theatre bar
Ticket price includes a donation to CRISIS (London Skylight Centre)
Valid for all performances. Offer capped at 2 tickets per performance.
GROUPS AND EDUCATION BOOKINGS
10+ Group Rate
£34.50 Band A – Valid Tuesday to Friday and Sunday
25+ Group Rate
£30.00 Band A – Valid Tuesday to Friday and Sunday
10+ Education Rate
£21.00 Bands A & B – Valid Tuesday to Friday
1 Ticket free for every 10 paid
Phone: 0330 333 4817 (Monday to Friday – 10am until 6pm)
VISITING THE VENUE
The Duchess Theatre opens 45 minutes before the start of each performance.
The Duchess Theatre Box Office is open Monday 10am-6pm and Tuesday to Sunday 10am-8pm. Where there are performances on a Monday, the Box Office will open from 10am until the start of the final performance of the day.
The Duchess Theatre is located on Catherine Street, near to Covent Garden in London’s West End. Below you can find information on how to get to the theatre and a map showing the location of the venue.
If you’re driving into the West End to see a show, take advantage of Q-Park’s Theatreland Parking Scheme. Save 50% off parking with Q-Park (after 12pm and for up to 4 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. For details of locations and prices please visit Q-Park’s website.
Children under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years of age.
Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Duchess Theatre. There are also incidental bits of action in the foyer and auditorium from around 15 minutes before the show begins. For both of these reasons we recommend patrons arrive at the venue in good time. The auditorium will open 30 minutes prior to performance start time.
Duchess Theatre, 3-5 Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5LA
Non-matinee days: opening at 12.30pm until 15 minutes after curtain up.
Q-Park – Chinatown or Trafalgar
Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)
For buses to Aldwych use: RV1, 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 171, 172, 188, X68