Peter Pan Goes Wrong announces the cast for its return to the Apollo Theatre for a limited run from 21 October 2016 to 29 January 2017. Nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Peter Pan Goes Wrong sees the team behind the award-winning box office hit The Play That Goes Wrong bring their trademark comic mayhem to the J.M. Barrie classic and festive favourite, Peter Pan.
In Peter Pan Goes Wrong, 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. Casting includes:
Matt Cavendish Max
Bryony Corrigan Sandra
Susan Harrison Lucy
Harry Kershaw Chris
Bailey Patrick Trevor
Laurence Pears Francis
Daniel Pitout Jonathan
Oliver Senton Robert
Sydney Smith Dennis
Adeline Waby Annie
The company is completed by Katherine Carlton and Tom Cox. Bryony, Harry, Laurence and Matt join the cast straight from Mischief Theatre’s Olivier award-winning production, The Play That Goes Wrong.
Separate to the new West End dates, Peter Pan Goes Wrong will also be shown on television over Christmas. This Christmas Mischief Theatre will bring Peter Pan Goes Wrong to BBC One, especially adapted for television this coming festive season starring the original 2015 West End cast, including the three authors, Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields.
Peter Pan Goes Wrong is co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, creators of the sell out comedy The Play That Goes Wrong. 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.
The production is directed by Adam Meggido, with set design by Simon Scullion, lighting by Matt Haskins, costumes by Roberto Surace, sound design by Ella Wahlström and songs composed by Richard Baker and Rob Falconer.
Peter Pan Goes Wrong has so far raised a significant sum of money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, not only in royalties but also including over £29,000 in collections at the door. This is the highest amount ever raised by a theatre production through bucket collections. The production will continue fundraising when it returns to the Apollo Theatre this October.