Peter Pan Goes Wrong, the hilarious pantomimic catastrophe from the team that created Olivier Award-winning comedy The Play That Goes Wrong, will bring tears of joy and laughter to London’s Apollo Theatre this Christmas.
The seasonal giggle-athon will run at the Shaftesbury Avenue venue from 4 December to 31 January.
The play, written by the team of Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, returns to the luck-lacking members of The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society – the theatrical types who fail spectacularly to stage a murder mystery in The Play That Goes Wrong – as they once again try to bring a show seamlessly to the stage. This time it’s Peter Pan, but once again technical hitches, cast fallouts and issues with flying turn their travails into a farce.
As with The Play That Goes Wrong, Lewis, Sayer and Shields will all take to the stage to perform in Peter Pan Goes Wrong. They are joined by fellow The Play That Goes Wrong colleagues Dave Hearn, Charlie Russell, Greg Tannahill and Nancy Wallinger.
Peter Pan Goes Wrong flies into the Apollo Theatre hot on the heels of the different-every-night Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, which shares a director, Adam Meggido, with the seasonal show.
Showstopper!, which has played sporadic performances in London’s Theatreland over the past few years, gets its first bona fide West End run at the venue from 24 September to 29 November, following summer hit Dear Lupin, which closes on 19 September.