‘everyone loves a theatrical disaster’
‘constant joy of Adam Meggido’s razor-sharp production’
‘dizzying, dazzling display of meta-theatrical brilliance’
Mischief Theatre’s Olivier Award-nominated chaotic comedy Peter Pan Goes Wrong returns once more to London’s Apollo Theatre, after a successful run in 2015. Peter Pan Goes Wrong is the company’s latest comic treat to hit the West End and is set to return to the London venue in October 2016 for a limited festive season.
Created by Mischief Theatre’s Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, Peter Pan Goes Wrong earned a nomination for the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, losing out to Jessica Swale’s Nell Gwynn. Peter Pan Goes Wrong has enjoyed huge success, commended by audiences and critics alike. With Mischief Theatre’s Olivier Award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong continuing to play at the Duchess Theatre, and with the opening of The Comedy About a Bank Robbery at the Criterion Theatre, it is safe to say that Mischief are quickly taking over the West End.
Bringing back the hilarity of countless calamities, Peter Pan Goes Wrong sees The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society desperate to deliver a perfect performance of J.M. Barrie’s classic Peter Pan. Unfortunately, on the way to Neverland, the accident-prone thespians are forced to battle through cast disputes, technical hitches and general dismal luck with hilarious and disastrous results.
An absolutely side-splitting smash-hit, Peter Pan Goes Wrong is the perfect festive treat for the whole family, promising pranks, errors and a whole load of deliberate guffaws and gags. Mischief Theatre’s favourite farce returns to the Apollo Theatre from October 20th 2016 and will play until January 29th 2017.
Cast and Creative
Peter Pan Goes Wrong was created by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, with direction from Adam Meggido (Showstopper! The Improvised Musical). The show features lighting design by Matt Haskins, sound design by Ella Wahlstrom, set design by Simon Scullion, costume design by Roberto Surace and compositions by Richard Baker and Rob Falconer, who make the disasters run smoothly – as smoothly as they can!
Mischief Theatre’s company previously starred in the show, including Lewis, Sayer and Shields, alongside Dave Hearn, Charlie Russell, Greg Tannahill and Nancy Wallinger. With this cast moving to the Criterion to appear in The Comedy about a Bank Robbery, an entirely new cast will be announced for the Apollo production.
Show Lengths and Times
Peter Pan Goes Wrong opens at the Apollo Theatre London on October 20th and is set to run over the festive season until January 29th 2017. Performances are at 7:30pm every day, with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2:30pm. There are additional performances on Sunday, with a matinee at 3pm and the evening show at 7pm.
Show running time is approximately 2hrs and 5mins, including an interval.
Suitable for Children?
Peter Pan Goes Wrong is entirely family-friendly and is suitable for those looking for an entertaining alternative to pantomime! Recommended age is 8 and up. Please note that the Apollo Theatre does not supply booster seats for young children.
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