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Peter Pan Goes Wrong Henry Lewis (Playwright, UK)

Peter Pan Goes Wrong By Henry Lewis (Playwright, UK)

Peter Pan Goes Wrong by Henry Lewis (Playwright, UK)

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong Summary

Peter Pan Goes Wrong by Henry Lewis (Playwright, UK)

Tonight Neverland is fleshed out with plenty of plant life, certainly bettering 2011's production of Jack and the Bean-Cactus. So, with no further ado, please put your hands together for J.M. Barrie's Christmas classic: Peter Pan! The inept and accident-prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society set out to present J. M. Barrie's classic tale of Peter Pan, their most audacious production to date. Flying? Pyrotechnics? Sharp hooks? What ensues is two acts of hysterical disaster. You'll laugh, they'll cry. Something so wrong has never been so right. From the mischievous minds of the West End and Edinburgh hit The Play That Goes Wrong comes this highly original, chaos-filled re-telling of J.M. Barrie's much-loved classic. Peter Pan Goes Wrong received its world premiere at the Pleasance Theatre, London, on 10 December 2013 and transferred to the West End on 4 December 2015. This edition was published to coincide with the West End transfer.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong Reviews

Immaculately staged . . . reduced even a staid matinee audience to hysterics * The Times on 'The Play That Goes Wrong' *
Effortless slapstick that Keaton and Chaplin would be hard pushed to trump * Whatsonstage on 'The Play That Goes Wrong' *
For a side-splitting, jolly good laugh, The Play That Goes Wrong is exactly what the doctor ordered * British Theatre Guide on 'The Play That Goes Wrong' *
A highly developed sense of mischief and cheeky aplomb . . . it's all very silly . . . but it's done with just the right amount of tongue-in-cheek * Guardian on 'The Play That Goes Wrong' *
Boy does it hit the funny bone ... a rising tide of hysteria ... an enduring cult hit in the making * Daily Telegraph on 'The Play That Goes Wrong' *
superb use of slapstick, requiring split second timing and great comic aplomb. All of the things that worked so well in the first play are just as good here . . . loads of laugh out loud moments. * Nottingham Post *
incredible comedy timing * Yorkshire Post *
sop up the hype and ready yourself to be etched with even deeper laughter lines, it is fantastic, absolutely fantastic . . . Giddily good fun, it's a silly, clattering mess, but in all the right ways. * Cambridge News *
The play gives an affectionate nod to the more bizarre aspects of the great British panto, from cheesy dance routines to excruciating dialogue. * Manchester Evening News *
Rarely has something so wrong seemed so right. * Edinburgh Evening News *
a hugely funny send-up * Birmingham Post *
In the Cornley world, if something can malfunction, it will do so . . . I got hurt just laughing. * Chronicle Live *
the only discomfort is the one provoked by acute, unstoppable laughter. The show provides the glorious paradox of watching things go wrong, instead of right, as if by clockwork. It is timed to implode and explode with expert precision. . . . a stunning ensemble effort and triumph of making the effortful look effortless. . . . a dizzying, dazzling display of meta-theatrical brilliance. * Stage *
Mischief Theatre know exactly what they are doing, playing on the audience's pleasure in backstage and onstage catastrophes. . . . harmlessly goofy entertainment . . . Here the thin line between the arrogance of the Peter Pan character and the amateur actor playing him is cleverly excavated * Guardian *
What a smartly staged . . . cannily conceived theatrical comedy this is. * The Times *
Everyone loves a theatrical disaster, and Neverland provides an ideal environmental combination of slapstick and thespian chagrin . . . if heroically inappropriate dance routines, intractable props, a Tinkerbell disastrously addicted to bump 'n' grind and a formidably high casualty rate among the cast don't grip you with an agonising fourire, you really are too grown-up for Neverland. * Daily Telegraph *
By the finale there are more bodies than in the last act of Hamlet . . . The laughs never stop coming . . . you have to be meticulous to create this amount of chaos. * Evening Standard *
a delicious fantasy of theatre's worst excesses, with petty rivalries, aching artistic pretentiousness and Peter and Wendy's back-stage bonking all 'accidentally' exposed to us like someone caught with their pants down. . . . It's so deftly exaggerated, it's the real panto here. . . . This is a joyfully silly show that unpacks itself like a festive treat about a production whose stream of failures you won't want to end. Bah haha humbug. * Time Out London *
done with energy and a crescendo of madness. * Daily Mail *
The chuckle factor is consistent and builds to sustained guffaws in the Titanic-like pirate-ship sequence. A funny . . . panto alternative. * Mail on Sunday *
irresistibly funny . . . A Christmas cracker. * Financial Times *
a proper giggle from start (unhelpful safety announcements) to finish (mayhem) . . . It takes a certain genius to engineer chaos so expertly. * Sunday Times *

About Henry Lewis (Playwright, UK)

Mischief is a comedy theatre company based in London, first formed in 2008 by a group of graduates and students of The London Academy of Music & Art. Since first forming the company has created and presented a number of productions across the UK and in Europe. The company is led by Artistic Director Henry Lewis and Company Director Jonathan Sayer.

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong by Henry Lewis (Playwright, UK)
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