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Peter Pan Goes Wrong to be broadcast for BBC Television
The Olivier-nominated comedy will be filmed for the BBC this Christmas.
Mischief Theatre Company, who are soon to be represented in the West End with three hit comedy productions, have announced that their Olivier-nominated production of Peter Pan Goes Wrong will be filmed by the BBC for broadcast this Christmas.
The production, which returns to the Apollo Theatre in the West End from 20 October, was created by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, founding members of Mischief Theatre whose first West End production The Play That Goes Wrong continues to run at the Duchess Theatre.
"The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society as attempt to stage a performance of JM Barrie's classic Peter Pan and once again battle against technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes. Will they ever make it to Neverland?"
The production will be filmed in front of a live studio audience at Pinewood Studios for Broadcast on BBC One in December 2016. 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!"
A broadcast date for Peter Pan Goes Wrong is yet to be announced, but the production runs at the Apollo Theatre in the West End from 20 October 2016 to 29 January 2017.