Peter Pan Goes Wrong

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong
Written byHenry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields
Based on Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Date premiered10 December 2013
Place premieredPleasance Theatre, London
Original languageEnglish
GenreComedy
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Peter Pan Goes Wrong is a play by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields of the Mischief Theatre Company (creators of The Play That Goes Wrong). The premise, as in The Play That Goes Wrong, is that the actors and crews are members of the fictitious Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society presenting their production of the J.M. Barrie classic Peter Pan, and ruin it through amateurism and personal rivalries.

Production history[edit]

The play made its premiere at the Pleasance Theatre in London in December 2013 before touring the UK in 2014. The production transferred to the West End in London at the Apollo Theatre for a Christmas season run in 2015.[1] It featured the original cast of The Play That Goes Wrong reprising their cast and crew characters from the original production, with the addition of Ellie Morris as Robert's niece Lucy, who is subjected to increasingly serious injuries over the course of the show.

It returned to the Apollo Theatre the following year for another Christmas season run from October 2016 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.

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity benefited from royalties of the play, in accordance to the terms of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 which granted them a right to royalty in perpetuity from adaptations of the story of Peter Pan on stage, publication and film in the UK.

Reception[edit]

Like The Play That Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong received positive reviews. WhatsOnStage.com gave it five out of five stars.[1]

The original West End run was nominated for the 2016 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy but lost to Nell Gwynn.[2]

Television special[edit]

The play was adapted into a one-hour television special which was broadcast on 31 December 2016 on BBC One, guest-starring David Suchet as the narrator.[3] and featuring the original cast, with the exception of Rob Falconer. It was filmed in front of a live audience at Pinewood Studios[4] and featured additional footage of other BBC television sets being accidentally invaded.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Apollo Theatre)". What's On Stage. 10 December 2015. Retrieved 2018-01-01.
  2. ^ "Nell Gwynn wins Olivier". www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-11-08.
  3. ^ Georgina Littlejohn (29 December 2016). "When is Peter Pan Goes Wrong on TV? Who's in the cast and where can I see the play?". The Sun. Retrieved 2018-01-01.
  4. ^ "Peter Pan Goes Wrong to be broadcast on the BBC this Christmas". What's On Stage. 15 August 2016. Retrieved 2018-01-01.

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