A gloriously silly cornucopia of slapstick humour, blubbered mispronunciations and perfectly timed sight gags, revolving around an amateur theatre production, TPTGW is now entering its 10th year of going wrong, cementing its status as the West End's second-longest-running play behind The Mousetrap!
Scripted by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields,(otherwise known as the minds behind Mischief Theatre) The Play that Goes Wrong landed in London at the Old Red Lion Theatre in 2012, before moving to Trafalgar Studios in 2013, where it was heralded by Telegraph theatre critic Charles Spencer as the funniest thing he'd seen since Noises Off. After winning Best New Play at the 2015 Olivier Awards, the first countrywide tours soon followed, before the show made the jump across the pond in 2017.
In the years since, TPTGW has served as a cornerstone of the still-growing Mischief Theatre empire, which has gone on to dominate the West End with more bonkers productions, including Magic Goes Wrong, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery and Christmas panto send up - Peter Pan Goes Wrong. They've even made the jump to TV, with The Goes Wrong Show debuting on BBC 1 in 2019.
Will you be watching it all go wrong?