19 January 2023
The Play That Goes Wrong celebrates 3000 (nearly) Performances at London's Duchess Theatre
Thanks to a slight miscalculation, the Olivier Award-winning smash hit, The Play That Goes Wrong, yesterday celebrated its 2999th performance at the Duchess Theatre. The Play That Goes Wrong is the longest running play at The Duchess Theatre (since the theatre opened in 1929), and is the longest running comedy in the West End.
So far during their West End run, the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society have been hit (by objects or each other) 104,965 times, smashed 2999 vases and have successfully found Winston a total of zero times.
Mischief Directors Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer said today “We’re so delighted that after 3000 shows we’re still entertaining audiences and making them laugh. We’re incredibly grateful to everyone who’s come to see the show and we can’t wait for the next 3000.”