The Olivier Award winning and jaw achingly funny comedy - The Play That Goes Wrong is now firmly cemented into long term residency in the West End at the Duchess Theatre.
The plot centres around the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society who [attempt to] stage a murder mystery set in the 1920's, but as the title suggests, just about everything that can possibly go wrong... does!
The hapless cast of accident-prone thespians and their equally clueless crew battle against all the odds to make it through to the final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!
Unbelievably, It's Still As Funny As Ever And Everything That Can Go Wrong.....Does
The Play That Goes Wrong has evening performances on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7.30pm & Sunday at 7pm. There are matinee performances on Saturday at 2.30pm & Sunday at 3pm.
Seating PlanDuchess Theatre Seating Plan
Address3-5 Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5LA
Directions from nearest tube
(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.
(Aldwych) RV1, 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 171, 172, 188, X68
Night Bus Numbers
(Aldwych) 6, 23, 188, N11, N13, N26, N47, N68, N87, N89, N155, N171, N551
Drury Lane, Parker Street (5mins)
Within Congestion Zone
The Duchess Theatre is one of the smallest and most intimate venues in the West End and thankfully there is very little restricted view seating so if you must have tickets to The Play That Goes Wrong with a completely clear view of the stage you are in luck! If you are searching for best seats in the stalls then the central aisle seats in row J are particularly good. The front row of the dress circle are also well worth looking at, and for people who need a lot of legroom row D of the dress circle is ideal and can often be good value.
There is definitely value to be found for bargain hunters looking to secure good deals for tickets to The Play That Goes Wrong for both evening and matinee midweek performances during off peak periods. The show does get busy at the weekends and during school holidays though so try to avoid these if looking to save money on the ticket price if possible.
The seats at the back of the stalls on the sides in rows L,M,N & O do feature a slight restriction to the view for some scenes in the show and should possibly be avoided if possible. It is advisable to always study the seating plan prior to purchase as although this is a very small theatre, there are still quite a few different price bands which can make certain tickets to The Play That Goes Wrong very good value (and vice versa!)
Both sections of the theatre have their own merits and it is generally a matter of personal preference whether it is preferable to sit in the stalls looking directly at the stage or in the dress circle looking down at the stage from an elevated position. There does seem to be regular value found in the rear seats of the dress circle though if you are on a budget, which coupled with the small size of the venue can make these tickets to The Play That Goes Wrong a real bargain as they can sometimes sell for as little as £20 during quiet weeks!