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About the show

This show performed by Mischief Theatre Company has already proved a hit with the critics and audiences alike at Edinburgh and London. Now it has opened in the heart of the West End at the Duchess theatre.

This hilarious new comedy takes the form of a play within a play. After receiving a large inheritance, the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society attempt to put on an ambitious production of a 1920’s murder mystery. But as the title suggests if something can go wrong…it probably will. Expect moments of slapstick, sets falling down, bad effects, fluffed lines, questionable acting and general theatrical disasters all to hilarious effect as the resourceful cast and crew persevere with the play through all manner of disasters.

This cult hit has previously been seen at the Old Red Lion in Islington, and the Trafalgar Studios 2 as well as in Edinburgh and has been gathering momentum with audiences until now receiving a well deserved West End run.

The play is directed by Mark Bell and written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields who also perform in the show. Other cast members include Greg Tannahill, Charlie Russel, Dave Hearn, Nancy Wallinger. Rob Falconer also performs and provides the original music for the show. The young cast have been praised for their mastery of physical comedy.

Winner of Best New Comedy at the 2014 Whatsonstage Awards and the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy at the 2015 ceremony.

The show is currently bringing the house down at the Duchess Theatre.

Who Should See It?

This show is recommended for fans of Noises Off and Faulty Towers. Anyone who enjoys a good farce where things are a bit rubbish on purpose will love this play. Please note this show is recommended for children 8+.

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Playing at

Duchess Theatre
Catherine Street
Seating Plan

Duchess Theatre seating plan

Booking period

3rd Sep 2014

19th Nov 2017

30th Sep 2018

Running time

2 hours 5 minutes including a 20 minute interval


Recommended for children 8+