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Preview: The Play That Goes Wrong at Darlington Civic Theatre

If It Can Go Wrong…

Darlington Civic Theatre presents the West End smash-hit comedy of The Play That Goes Wrong from Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 Jun.

Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off in this new hit comedy direct from the West End

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society attempt to put on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong...does, as the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to get to their final curtain call.

This brilliant new laugh-out-loud comedy performed by Mischief Theatre Company has enjoyed two successful runs in the West End and was the sell-out smash hit of the Edinburgh Festival with its sensational reviews, numerous accolades and awards. The Play That Goes Wrong is guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!

‘Genuinely hilarious. Boy, does it hit the funny bone’  Charles Spencer, The Daily Telegraph

‘Ridiculously funny’  Libby Purves, The Times

‘I feared I was going to hyperventilate’  Quentin Letts, The Daily Mail

 ‘I haven’t laughed so much for years’  Janet Street Porter, Independent on Sunday

‘Spectacularly funny and bitingly accurate; we laughed until the tears ran down our faces. It has to be seen’  Joanna Lumley

Tickets* Opening Night and Sat 2.30pm £16, £16.80, £18, £19.60
Wed – Sat Evenings £20, £21, £22.50, £24.50
2pm all seats £17
Discounts available
Free post-show talk
Wednesday - Stay behind after the show to take part in a Q&A with some of the cast. Booking not necessary.
School workshop available - An in school workshop is available for years 10+ to compliment your theatre visit, to explore physical comedy and the theatrical processes the company used when putting together this production. For more information, please contact Lyndsey Middleton at the Civic Theatre for more information on (01325) 387765 or by email on

To book contact the Box Office on 01325 486 555 or visit

*plus £1 restoration levy


The Tour 

NORTHAMPTON Royal Derngate Mon 12 – Sat 17 May Eves: 7.45pm; Mats: Thu & Sat 2.30pm 01604 624811
CAMBRIDGE Arts Theatre Mon 19 – Sat 24 May Eves: 7:45pm; Mats: Thu & Sat 2.30pm 01223 503333
BATH Theatre Royal Mon 26 – Sat 31 May Eves: Mon – Wed 7.30pm, Thu – Sat 8pm, Mats: Thu 2.30pm & Sat 4pm 01225 448844
DARLINGTON Civic Theatre Tue 17 – Sat 21 Jun Eves: 7.30pm; Mats: Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm 01325 486555
SOUTHEND Palace Theatre Mon 23 – Sat 28 Jun Eves: 8pm; Thu & Sat 2.30pm 01702 351135
EASTBOURNE Devonshire Park Theatre Mon 30 June – Sat 5 July Eves: 7.45pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm 01323 412000
LEEDS Grand Theatre Mon 7 – Sat 12 July Eves: 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm 0844 848 2700
WEST END Duchess Theatre Fri 5 Sep - Sun 1 Feb Eves: 7.30pm; Mat: 2.30pm/3:00pm 0844 412 4659

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