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When did The Play That Goes Wrong open in the West End?
The Play That Goes Wrong premiered at the Old Red Lion Theatre in 2012, before transferring to the Trafalgar Studios in 2013. The show subsequently opened at the Duchess Theatre on 14th September 2014, where it remains to this day.
What is the running time of The Play That Goes Wrong in London?
The Play That Goes Wrong has a running time of 2 hours & 5 minutes including an interval.
Where is The Play That Goes Wrong playing in London?
The Play That Goes Wrong is currently playing at the Duchess Theatre in London's West End. The Play That Goes Wrong has been playing at the Duchess Theatre since 2014 after it played at the Trafalgar Studios & the Old Red Lion Theatre.
What is The Play That Goes Wrong about?
The Play That Goes Wrong follows the antics of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, as they try their best to stage a 1920s murder mystery called 'Murder at Haversham Manor'. When the show starts, props go missing, actors start to disappear, and the set starts to fall apart ... but the show must go on!
The Play That Goes Wrong is an original farcical play-within-a-play by Mischief Theatre Company. Mischief Theatre was first founded in 2008 by an improv comedy group that expanded into theatre comedy performances. Their other productions include 'Peter Pan Goes Wrong', 'The Comedy About a Bank Robbery', 'Groan Ups' and 'Magic Goes Wrong'.
What age group is The Play That Goes Wrong in London suitable for?
The recommended viewing age for The Play That Goes Wrong is 8 and above. Children under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years of age.
Is there a dress code for The Play That Goes Wrong in the West End?
There is no dress code for The Play That Goes Wrong or any other West End show - wear anything you feel comfortable wearing to the theatre! Jeans and trainers are perfectly acceptable, though many theatregoers opt for a smart casual dress code, particularly for evening performances. Want to know more about London theatre etiquette? Check out our blog that answers 10 FAQs about going to a London theatre show!
Is there any audience participation in The Play That Goes Wrong in the West End?
The Play That Goes Wrong does feature audience participation. Typically, the actors interact with audience members before the show begins and during the interval, with some audience members invited on-stage.
What do audiences think of The Play That Goes Wrong in the West End?
Theatre critics and audiences generally have positive things to say about The Play That Goes Wrong, with the majority of theatre critics giving the show a 3 or 4 star review for its 2014 opening. The Telegraph's Tim Walker stated “I have seldom, if ever, heard louder or more sustained laughter in a theatre. I will admit that I was charmed", with WhatsOnStage's Michael Coveney stating that "This is undiluted, unapologetic sketch theatre, very well done in its way, slightly old-fashioned in thinking itself funnier than it really is, but surprisingly clever".
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