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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! The Play That Goes Wrong is everything you didn't expect and more, extending their prolific run until the end of the year!

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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Comedy | Theater fans | Friends night out

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

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Show Details

Show Timings

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

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

Additional Information

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 922.
For tips on how to choose the best seats, you can refer to our Lyceum Theatre Seating Chart guide

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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Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.

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Ratings & Reviews
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Tommie Alexander
Tommie
Reviewed in October, 2018

Sooo funny

Brandy Salazar
Brandy
Reviewed in October, 2018

If slapstick comedy is your genre, this one will make you happy. Headout's offers were a huge help as well.

June Griffith
June
Reviewed in October, 2018

The play that goes wrong is a delight, really. Can't think of any reason not to see it.

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My Tickets

Your e-tickets can be exchanged for physical tickets with our uniformed Headout hosts outside the theater.

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Where?

Lyceum Theatre, 149 W 45th St, New York

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