Peter Pan Goes Wrong
National Tour | Dec 18 – Mar 19
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, stumbling into Melbourne on 19 December, then Brisbane from 30 January, Canberra from 6 February, Sydney from 13 February and Perth from 7 March.
Nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Peter Pan Goes Wrong turns the J.M. Barrie classic, Peter Pan, into ‘a joyous masterclass of physical comedy and general disaster’ (London Evening Standard). Once again, the much-loved members of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society battle against technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes with hilarious and disastrous results. Will they ever make it to Neverland?
Leading the cast of incredibly talented actors is JAY LAGA’AIA. Jay is well known internationally for his role as Captain Typho in StarWars: Episode II Attack of theClones and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Jay is also one of Australia’s favourite musical theatre and TV stars.
Forming seven of the cast are Darcy Brown, Francine Cain, Adam Dunn, Luke Joslin, George Kemp, Jordan Prosser and Tammy Weller who have all been silly enough to sign on again with The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society where they will once more battle against technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes on their way to Neverland with hilarious and disastrous results.
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 co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields and includes highly physical comedy packed with finely-tuned farce and Buster Keaton-inspired slapstick, all delivered with split-second timing.
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.
*** “A dizzying, dazzling display of meta-theatrical brilliance”– The Stage, UK
*** “My cheeks genuinely hurt from laughing! All ages will be holding their sides with laughter” – The Breeze, New Zealand