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The Play That Goes Wrong extends and original cast perform Peter Pan Goes Wrong at the Apollo

OLIVIER Award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong celebrates its first birthday at the Duchess Theatre by extending its booking period to September 11, 2016.

And the original cast of The Play That Goes Wrong will bring their trademark comic mayhem to the J.M. Barrie classic and timeless favourite, Peter Pan. Entitled Peter Pan Goes Wrong, it runs at the Apollo Theatre for a limited season from December 4, 2015 to January 31, 2016.

In this new production, the members of The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society once again battle against technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes on their way to Neverland with hilarious and disastrous results.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong is performed by Mischief Theatre members: Dave Hearn, Henry Lewis, Charlie Russell, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields, Greg Tannahill and Nancy Wallinger, and is directed by Adam Meggido, with sets designs by Simon Scullion, lighting by Matt Haskins, costumes by Roberto Surace, sound design by Ella Wahlstrom, and songs composed by Richard Baker and Rob Falconer.

Awarded the 2014 Best New Comedy and the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong‘s remarkable history began in 2013 when it opened as a one-act show at the Old Red Lion in London with only four paying members of the public at the first performance. It subsequently transferred to Trafalgar Studios, where its unique potential was spotted by producers Kenny Wax and Stage Presence. And in September 2014, it opened at the Duchess Theatre.

Producer Kenny Wax said:

“We are quite staggered to be celebrating the first birthday of The Play That Goes Wrong with the announcement of an extension to the booking period which will take us to the end of two years in the West End – so we are now doubly thrilled to be presenting Peter Pan Goes Wrong at the same time.

“As producers we are well aware of the negative publicity surrounding West End ticket pricing. But with Peter Pan Goes Wrong we have instigated a policy, ‘never to be beaten on price’. So we have ensured that we have at least two tickets per performance available for £12,350 each. If, for any reason these do not sell in advance, they will be available on the day of performance for £20.”

In the next two years, productions of The Play That Goes Wrong will open in China, USA, Australia, Hungary, Poland, Spain, Greece, Israel, Scandinavia, France, Italy, Brazil, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Argentina, Uruguay, Turkey, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines and South Africa.

Co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, both productions are renowned for their highly physical comedy packed with finely-tuned farce and Buster Keaton inspired slapstick delivered with split-second timing.

The Play That Goes Wrong is directed by Mark Bell, with set designs by Nigel Hook, lighting by Ric Mountjoy, sound design by Andy Johnson and costumes by Roberto Surace. It is performed by Leonard Cook, Bryony Corrigan, Harry Kershaw, Laura Kirman, Chris Leask, James Marlowe, Laurence Pears and Niall Ransome.

Tickets (The Pay That Goes Wrong): £42.50, £35, £20 – available from the box office on 0844 482 9672 or online at

Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30pm; Saturday at 2:30pm; Sunday at 3pm and 7pm.

Tickets (Peter Pan Goes Wrong): £20 – £49.50 – available from the box office on 0844 482 9671 or online at

Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30pm; Saturday at 2:30pm; Sunday at 3pm and 7pm.

NB: Both productions are suitable for ages 8+.

Read more about The Play That Goes Wrong.

See the cast celebrating.