Nic Wright

New play from creators of The Play That Goes Wrong

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The creators of The Play That Goes Wrong are to bring their new show to the North East.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong will run at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal between Wednesday 1 and Saturday 4 July 2015.

The show first premiered at The Pleasance London in December 2013, and introduces The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, who are attempting to stage J.M. Barrie’s classic tale of Peter Pan, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong does.

The Mischief Theatre debuted The Play That Goes Wrong, their first West End show, last year, and later bagged the Whatsonstage Award for Best New Comedy 2014 and Oliver Award for Best New Comedy 2015.

The company was founded in 2008 by a group of graduates of The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and began as an improvised comedy group. Their first show transferred from Old Red Lion in London to the West End, where it enjoyed two successive runs at the Trafalgar Studios. A two-act version of the play sold out its UK tour, and currently runs at The Duchess Theatre.

Producer Kenny Wax said: “We took a huge gamble in transferring The Play That Goes Wrong into the West End; a new comedy starring ‘no one famous’ by unknown writers. And yet our sold out show is delighting packed houses night after night.

“Marketeers will tell you that there is only one thing that can create such a ‘hit’ and that is great word of mouth. I have no doubt that Peter Pan Goes Wrong will be met with the same tremendous reaction.”

The company will be casting local children at each venue to play ‘the Lost Boys’.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Newcastle Theatre Royal, 1 – 4 July 2015. Tickets from £11, available from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448 11 21 21 or online. (A donation from every ticket sold is given to Great Ormond Street Hospital.)