Last Updated on 16th March 2023
Mischief Theatre are set to wreak havoc when the Peter Pan Goes Wrong UK Tour hits the road later this year.
Peter Pan Goes Wrong UK Tour
Mischief, the multi-award-winning company responsible for the global comedy phenomenon, The Play That Goes Wrong, and the BBC One television series, The Goes Wrong Show, today announce a major UK tour of their West End hit show, Peter Pan Goes Wrong. Opening at Richmond Theatre on 23 September, the production will visit Aylesbury, Nottingham, Liverpool, Southampton, Wolverhampton, Bath, Leeds, Cardiff, Canterbury, Newcastle and Sheffield, with further dates coming soon. Tickets go on sale today (at some venues). Touring cast to be announced.
Co-penned by Mischief’s celebrated writing trio, Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, Peter Pan Goes Wrong is a highly physical comedy packed with finely-tuned farce and Buster Keaton inspired slapstick, delivered with split-second timing and ambitious daring. The play sees the ‘Cornley Drama Society’ back on stage battling technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes as they attempt to present J.M Barrie’s much- loved tale. But will they ever make it to Neverland?
Nominated for an Olivier Award for ‘Best New Comedy’ in 2016, Peter Pan Goes Wrong has enjoyed two West End seasons, a tour of Australia and New Zealand and two UK tours. BBC One broadcast a one-hour version of the show on primetime television in December 2016, starring David Suchet as the guest narrator, watched by an audience of over six million worldwide.
Jonathan Sayer, Creative Director of Mischief says: “I’m absolutely delighted that Peter Pan Goes Wrong will be returning to bring joy across the country. It’s such a special show for us and includes some of our most ambitious comic sequences to date.”
The tour is directed by Adam Meggido, with set designs by Simon Scullion, costumes by Roberto Surace, lighting by Matt Haskins and sound by Ella Wahlström. Peter Pan Goes Wrong is produced by Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence Ltd.
Mischief’s other stage successes include The Play That Goes Wrong (West End, Broadway and on tour across the UK and internationally with productions staged on every continent – with the exception of Antarctica), Mind Mangler – Member of the Tragic Circle, Magic Goes Wrong, Groan Ups, A Comedy About A Bank Robbery and Mischief Movie Night. Their ‘Royal Television Society’ award-winning BBC One series The Goes Wrong Show aired in December 2019 with a Christmas special, with further episodes in early 2020, and a hit Nativity special last Christmas. The second series aired in September 2021 on BBC One and iPlayer.
PETER PAN GOES WRONG UK TOUR PERFORMANCE INFORMATION
Running Time: 2 hrs inc a 20 minute interval
Peter Pan Goes Wrong Tour Dates
23 September – 1 October 2023
Waterside Theatre Aylesbury
3 – 8 October 2023
Theatre Royal Nottingham
10 – 15 October 2023
17 – 21 October 2023
Mayflower Theatre Southampton
24 – 28 October 2023
30 October – 4 November 2023
Theatre Royal Bath
6 – 11 November 2023
Leeds Grand Theatre
15 – 20 January 2024
Wales Millennium Centre
22 – 27 January 2024
Marlowe Theatre Canterbury
30 January – 4 February 2024
Theatre Royal Newcastle
12 – 17 February 2024
Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
19 – 24 February 2024