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The Play That Goes WrongPresented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society as they attempt to create an ambitious 1920's murder mystery (Murder at Haversham Manor) to The Edinburgh Festival. Disaster ensues and the cast fall apart under the pressure, can they turn things around before the final curtain falls? Praised for its script - "full of bright ideas and preposterous gags" - by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, and described as "an enduring cult hit in the making" by Daily Telegraph theatre critic Charles Spencer when it was staged at Trafalgar Studios in the summer of 2013, The Play That Goes Wrong transferred to London's Duchess Theatre on Friday 5th September 2014 and is clearly doing something very right.

 

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The Play That Goes WrongThe Play That Goes WrongThe Play That Goes WrongPresented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society as they attempt to create an ambitious 1920's murder mystery (Murder at Haversham Manor) to The Edinburgh Festival. Disaster ensues and the cast fall apart under the pre2017-01-17T19:30:00+00002017-09-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Duchess Theatre,   Catherine Street      WC2B 5LA
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PRICING  Sep 5-Oct 19 £20-£39.50, Oct 20-Feb 1 £20-£49.50
DATES  5th September 2014 to 10th September 2017
VENUE  Duchess Theatre 
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society as they attempt to create an ambitious 1920's murder mystery (Murder at Haversham Manor) to The Edinburgh Festival. Disaster ensues and the cast fall apart under the pre... More about this event
 
Michael McIntyre: Work In ProgressMichael McIntyre: Work In ProgressObservational humour as the energetic and quintessentially middle-class stand-up tries out new material based on the absurd nature of everyday events.2017-02-06T20:00:00+00002017-07-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Duchess Theatre,   Catherine Street      WC2B 5LA
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Josie Long: Something BetterJosie Long: Something BetterThe eternal optimist and political stand-up with a string of awards to her name reflects on hopefulness, looking for the right people and finding things to look forward to.2017-03-20T19:30:00+00002017-03-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Duchess Theatre,   Catherine Street      WC2B 5LA
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Josie Long: Something Better
Sara Pascoe: AnimalSara Pascoe: AnimalIntelligent observations and quirky storytelling based on the actress and stand-up's book, Animal.2017-04-24T19:30:00+01002017-04-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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