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NEWS: New cast announced for Peter Pan Goes Wrong’s West End return

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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.

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Podcast: Talking understudies, acting classes & comedy with Waiting… company

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Dave Hanson’s hit New York comedy Waiting for Waiting for Godot receives its European premiere at London’s St James Theatre and, just before he flew back to New York, I got to quiz Dave about his inspiration for this debut play (bitter personal experience on a Los Angeles production of the Beckett classic: “Terrible. Boring. Underpaid.”).

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NEWS: Mischief’s Comedy About a Bank Robbery extends six months at Criterion Theatre

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Mischief Theatre, the creators of the smash-hit, Oliver Award-winning show The Play That Goes Wrong today announce the extension of their critically acclaimed brand new smash-hit play The Comedy About A Bank Robbery which has extended for a further 6 months, and is now booking until 23 April 2017, completing a year in the West End. The production opened last week at the Criterion Theatre to rave reviews and has already taken more than £1m at the box office.

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NEWS: Peter Pan Goes wrong transfers to West End, original extends

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For a limited run over the festive season at the Apollo Theatre, the original cast of The Play That Goes Wrong will bring their trademark comic mayhem to the J.M. Barrie classic and timeless favourite, Peter Pan. In Peter Pan Goes Wrong, the 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.

STOP! THE PLAY – West End

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In a tatty rehearsal room, the title reflects the director’s frequent cry, stopping for new stage directions or rewrites from the unseen playwright, “Hildred McCann”.

I admit I am a sucker for plays about plays: some are works of genius like Michael Frayn’s Noises Off, some physically adept larks like The Play That Goes Wrong. But on the whole, they parody traditional, creaky, Mousetrappy drama: it was time somebody took the mick out of grandiosely ‘edgy’ modern work, and I was glad to see David Spicer having a go.

Where’s SOLT when you need it?

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I came out of a matinee today at the Vaudeville to find that bus routes to take me from the Strand back across the river had been suspended: there was a fire in Holborn (see inset), and none were operating. After a few minutes, a bus arrived that was going as far as Waterloo — so I jumped on board that to get me part of the way. On the other side of Waterloo Bridge, it got held up in traffic — just as the northbound lanes of the bridge were being shut off.
Oops. It looked like a controlled kind of chaos was about to hit the West End. And as ever, it seemed that Twitter was providing (some of) the answers. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tweeted, “Due to incident at Holborn, tonight’s 7.30pm performance of @CharlieChoc_UK has been CANCELLED.” On The Lion King’s website, they posted this update at 16:22: “Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have been left with no option than to cancel this evening’s performance.”

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