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Peter Pan Goes Wrong to play Apollo Theatre
The comedy is written by Mischief Theatre members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, directed by Adam Meggido, and will feature the original cast of the company's Olivier Award-winning comedy The Play That Goes Wrong.
The cast includes Dave Hearn, Henry Lewis, Charlie Russell, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields, Greg Tannahill and Nancy Wallinger.
Producer Kenny Wax released the following statement:
The creative team features set design by Simon Scullion, lighting design by Matt Haskins, costume design by Roberto Surace, sound design by Ella Wahlstrom, and songs composed by Richard Baker and Rob Falconer.
The production, which is directed by Mark Bell, opened in the West End on 14 September 2014, following previews from 5 September, and was previously booking to February 2016. It opened to generally positive reviews, with many praising the energy of the ensemble and the careful direction of the comedy. The play previously had a UK tour, as well as a run at the Trafalgar Studios 2 and the Old Red Lion fringe venue. It has since won the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.
The current cast includes Leonard Cook (Robert), Bryony Corrigan (Sandra), Harry Kershaw (Chris), Laura Kirman (Annie), Chris Leask (Trevor), James Marlowe (Max), Laurence Pears (Jonathan), Niall Ransome (Dennis), Adam Byron, Matt Cavendish, April Hughes and Sarah Madigan.
Synopsis: "The Play That Goes Wrong introduces The ‘Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’ who are attempting to put on a 1920s’ murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does, as the accident prone thespians battle on against all the odds to get to their final curtain call."
The Play That Goes Wrong features scenic design by Nigel Hook, lighting design by Ric Mountjoy, costume design by Roberto Surace and sound design by Andy Johnson.
Both Mischief Theatre shows are produced in the West End by Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence Ltd.