About the showCreators of the West End’s favourite comedy The Play That Goes Wrong brought back the hugely successful festive treat Peter Pan Goes Wrong. Having returned to the Apollo Theatre London, Mischief Theatre’s spectacularly silly production provided 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. With almighty set malfunctions, catastrophic costume disasters and cast arguments, the team completely destroy all hopes of putting on a show. With plenty of side-splitting surprises, Peter Pan Goes Wrong is managed to become one of 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 having moved to the Criterion to perform in their new show, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, the show featured an all-new but equally hysterical team. Peter Pan’s most famous characters featured in this ridiculous romp, including Captain Hook, Tinkerbell, Peter, Wendy and of course, the ticking crocodile…
Directed by Adam Meggido (Showstopper!), the production featured 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 was the ultimate alternative to a Christmas pantomime, promising multitudes of perfectly crafted mistakes. The production opened in October 2016 and ran across the Christmas period until the end of January 2017.