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Peter Pan Goes Wrong on TV - BBC1 on 31 December 2016
Mischief Theatre's hit comedy is aired on BBC TV on 31 December 2016.
Mischief Theatre's Olivier Award-nominated comedy Peter Pan Goes Wrong will be broadcast on BBC1 at 6.20pm on 31 December 2016. The hit comedy has been filmed in front of a live TV audience at Pinewood Studios, and marks a significant milestone for West End theatre on BBC Television.
Last Christmas the BBC also filmed the Olivier Award-winning revival of Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre which starred Imelda Staunton, broadcast on BBC4. Peter Pan Goes Wrong will be aired on the prime-time channel on New Year's Eve and is set to delight fans of Mischief Theatre's distinct brand of comedy.
Created by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields and produced on stage by Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence Ltd, the cast for Peter Pan Goes Wrong on BBC includes the fictional Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, represented by original cast member Greg Tannahill as Peter Pan, Henry Shields as Hook, Charlie Russell as Wendy, Henry Lewis as Starkey and Jonathan Sayer as Smee. David Suchet joins the company to play the narrator.
Head of Comedy at the BBC Chris Sussman said of the news: "Peter Pan Goes Wrong was one of the funniest shows I've ever seen in the theatre, and I'm thrilled we've got the chance to bring it to BBC One."
Mischief Theatre responded to the news by commenting: "We are quite staggered at the success of the simply disastrous stage shows this company keeps putting on and hope that their attempt at television doesn't ruin the nation's festive cheer!"
Peter Pan Goes Wrong is currently running at the Apollo Theatre in the West End and features songs by Richard Baker and Rob Falconer, lighting design by Matt Haskins, design by Simon Scullion and costume by Roberto Surace.
Book tickets to see Peter Pan Goes Wrong live until 29 January 2017.