Peter Pan Goes Wrongcomes from the team that brought us The Play That Goes Wrongin which the inept Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society tried to stage an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery – and really did murder it, with virtually every element of the production skidding off the rails in disastrous, hilarious fashion, from forgotten lines to mixed up props to a collapsing set.
Peter Pan Goes Wronguses the same formula on a production of J.M. Barrie’s much-loved story. For my money, it’s not as funny as its predecessor, particularly if you saw the former, though it has its moments.
Jordan Prosser, George Kemp, Francine Cain and Tammy Weller. Photograph @ David Watson
Written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields for the UK’s Mischief Theatre Company, and directed by Adam Meggido, the comedy premiered in London’s West End in December 2015. Produced here by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence with David Atkins Enterprises and ABA, it is performed by an Australian cast.
The farcical play-within-a-play structure means that the cast are playing ill-equipped amateur actors playing characters in Peter Pan. As with The Play That Goes Wrong,...