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The Play That Goes Wrong

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From London’s infamous West End to New York City’s Broadway comes a play guaranteed to make you cry with laughter!

Why Watch The Play That Goes Wrong

Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong is one of this year’s theater must-sees! Celebrating the best and worst of theater, the show is slapstick comedy at its best. Written by Olivier Award winners Jonathan Sayer, Henry Lewis, and Henry Shields, and co-produced by superstar J.J. Abrams and Kevin McCollum (Rent, Avenue Q, and Something Rotten!), alongside London producer Kenny Wax, witness this talented troupe’s masterpiece in action.

The Story

Set in the 1920s The Play That Goes Wrong follows the antics of the Cornley University Drama Society. While staging their production, ‘The murder at Haversham Manor’, things, err, don’t quite go as planned. A lead actor with a concussion, a corpse that can't play dead, actors slipping out of ‘character’, malfunctioning sets, and a complete disaster of misplaced drinks - it’s one mishap after the other. This behind-the-scenes comedy is brilliantly hilarious!

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Critics Reviews

"Everything that can go wrong, it seems, does go wrong for this play, its players and particularly its wobbly, fragile set. But the more it does, of course, the funnier it becomes"
– London Theatre

"A highly physical and very silly comedy..."
– The Guardian

Show Details

Show Timings

Tues & Thurs 7 PM
Wed 2 PM & 7 PM
Friday 8 PM
Saturday 2 PM & 8 PM
Sunday 3 PM/td>

Duration
2 hours, 5 minutes including one intermission

Leading Roles
Ashley Bryant as Annie
Clifton Duncan as Robert
Mark Evans as Chris
Alex Mandell as Max

Directed by
Mark Bell

Written by
Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields

Know Before You Go

Audience
Suitable for ages 8 and up. Children under 4 will not be admitted.

Available Facilities
In-house lounge
Coat check
Wheelchair accessible

Seating
The Lyceum theatre has a seating capacity of 2100.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Dawn Garza
Dawn
Reviewed in December, 2017

I had no idea that it also takes a lot of effort to make a play go WRONG! The crew required a standing ovation towards the end for being so over-the-top enthusiastic and fun throughout the two hour long show. We couldn't help rolling in our seats with laughter. Seriously guys, let go of your midweek woes and watch this one before it goes off!

Brittany Myers
Brittany
Reviewed in November, 2017

Hilarious! They did such a great job with the overall plot, without compromising one bit on the comedy part of it. My children who were accompanying me begged to watch it another time again. The Play That Goes Wrong is by far the best family treat that we've experienced on stage.

Margaret Clayton
Margaret
Reviewed in November, 2017

I'm not a fan of musicals, so when my friends decided to book this show via Headout, i was a little sceptical. (Although I was super relieved to see discounted tickets!) but we ended up laughing so hard, it was definitely nothing like i've ever seen before. Refreshing!

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Lyceum Theatre, 149 W 45th St, New York

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