The Play That Goes Wrong
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.
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!
Comedy | Theater fans | Friends night out
"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
Know Before You Go
Suitable for ages 8 and up. Children under 4 will not be admitted.
The Lyceum theatre has a seating capacity of 2100.
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.
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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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!
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.
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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