Following hot on the heels of the box office hit, The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre brings its triumphant disaster, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, from London’s West End to Australia this Summer, playing at Arts Centre Melbourne from 19 December 2018.
Nominated for an Olivier Award in 2016 for Best New Comedy, Peter Pan Goes Wrong sees Mischief Theatre bring their trademark comic mayhem to the J.M. Barrie classic, Peter Pan. The much-loved members of The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society once again battle against technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes on their way to Neverland with hilarious and disastrous results.
Peter Pan Goes Wrong is co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, creators of the Olivier Award-winning comedy The Play That Goes Wrong, which played to packed theatres across Australia in 2017. Both ‘Goes Wrong‘ productions are renowned for their highly physical comedy packed with finely-tuned farce and Buster Keaton-inspired slapstick delivered with split-second timing.
Seven of the actors who had audiences in stitches in The Play That Goes Wrong – Darcy Brown, Francine Cain, Adam Dunn, Luke Joslin, George Kemp, Jordan Prosser and Tammy Weller – have all been silly enough to sign on again with The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society – where they will once again battle against technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes on their way to Neverland with hilarious and disastrous results.
They will be joined by Jay Laga’aia, well known internationally for his role as Captain Typho in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Also experiencing this theatrical mayhem for the first time will be Connor Crawford who recently appeared in Assassins at the Hayes Theatre and Sydney Opera House, and Teagan Wouters who starred as Nicola in the national tour of the musical Kinky Boots.
Peter Pan Goes Wrong is directed by Adam Meggido, with set design by Simon Scullion, lighting by Matt Haskins, costumes by Roberto Surace, sound design by Ella Wahlstrom and songs composed by Richard Baker and Rob Falconer.
Peter Pan Goes Wrong premiered at the Pleasance Theatre in London in December 2013 before going on to tour the UK during 2014. The production made its West End debut in 2015 for a Christmas season, returning the following year from October for another Christmas season, making it the third show running in the West End from the Mischief Theatre Company after The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About a Bank Robbery.
“Audiences in Australia gave a rapturous welcome to The Play That Goes Wrong when it toured last year, demonstrating their fantastic sense of humour and love of a good time,” said James Cundall, CEO of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and presenter of Peter Pan Goes Wrong in Australia.
“Peter Pan offers another marvellous opportunity for things to go drastically wrong for the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, and for Australian audiences to once again ache from laughter.”
“a joyous masterclass of physical comedy and general disaster.” – London Evening Standard
Peter Pan Goes Wrong
Playhouse – Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Season: 19 December 2018 – 27 January 2019
Conservatorium Theatre – Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, South Bank (Brisbane)
Season: 30 January – 3 February 2019
Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Canberra
Season: 6 – 10 February 2019
Sydney Lyric Theatre, Pirrama Road, Pyrmont
Season: 13 February 2019 – 3 March 2019
His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay Street, Perth
Season: 7 – 17 March 2019
For more information, visit: www.peterpangoeswrong.com.au for details.
Image: Peter Pan Goes Wrong – photo by Alastair Muir