About the showCreators of the West End’s favourite comedy The Play That Goes Wrong have brought back the hugely successful festive treat Peter Pan Goes Wrong. Having returned once more to the Apollo Theatre London, Mischief Theatre’s spectacularly silly production promises to provide excellent entertainment, after being nominated for Best New Comedy in the 2016 Olivier Awards.
Similar to the concept of The Play That Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong follows the ill-fated Cornley Polytechnic Society in their bid to stage J.M. Barrie’s children’s classic Peter Pan. In increasingly desperate attempts to produce the perfect production, the unfortunate society instead experience a multitude of disasters, with hilarious and chaotic results. Expect almighty set malfunctions, catastrophic costume disasters and cast arguments, as the team completely destroy all hopes of putting on a show. With plenty of side-splitting surprises, Peter Pan Goes Wrong is fast becoming London’s favourite festive show.
Peter Pan Goes Wrong originally saw creators Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields star alongside the rest of their company, including Dave Hearn, Charlie Russell, Greg Tannahill and Nancy Wallinger. With this cast moving to the Criterion to perform in their new show, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, the show features an all-new but equally hysterical team. Peter Pan’s most famous characters feature in this ridiculous romp, including Captain Hook, Tinkerbell, Peter, Wendy and of course, the ticking crocodile…
Directed by Adam Meggido (Showstopper!), the production features lighting design by Matt Haskins, sound design by Ella Wahlstrom, costume design by Roberto Surace and superb set design by Simon Scullion. An absolute guaranteed evening of laughter, Peter Pan Goes Wrong is the ultimate alternative to a Christmas pantomime, promising multitudes of perfectly crafted mistakes. The production opened in October 2016 and is set to run across the Christmas period.
Who Should See It?Fans of The Play That Goes Wrong will enjoy this silly production, which follows the same format. The production is family-friendly and is the perfect West End alternative to a pantomime.