Peter Pan Goes Wrong: Cast Announced

Peter Pan Goes Wrong: Cast Announced

The producers of the West End comedy Peter Pan Goes Wrong, which tours Australia from 19 December to 17 March 2019, have announced that they have managed to convince 10 incredibly talented actors – including movie and musical theatre star Jay Laga’aia – to perform in the Olivier-nominated play.  The tour follows hot on the wobbly heels of last year’s Olivier Award-winning comedy hit The Play That Goes Wrong.

Seven of the actors who had audiences in stitches in The Play That Goes Wrong - Darcy Brown, Francine Cain, Adam Dunn, Luke Joslin, George Kemp, Jordan Prosser and Tammy Weller - have signed on again with The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society where they will once again battle against technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes on their way to Neverland with hilarious and disastrous results.  

They will be joined by Jay Laga’aia, well known internationally for his role as Captain Typho in Star_Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Jay is also one of Australia and New Zealand’s favourite musical theatre stars, having played the principal roles of Mufasa in the hit musical The Lion King, the Wizard in Wicked and Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar.  He is also known for his television roles in Home and AwayXena: Warrior Princess, Water Rats and Play School and as a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother.  

Also experiencing this theatrical mayhem for the first time will be Connor Crawford who recently appeared in Assassins at the Hayes Theatre and Sydney Opera House and Teagan Wouters who starred as Nicola in the national tour of the musical Kinky Boots. 

In this new take on the J M Barrie classic, Peter Pan Goes Wrong is co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields and includes highly physical comedy packed with finely-tuned farce and Buster Keaton-inspired slapstick, all delivered with split-second timing. 

Mischief Theatre’s Henry Lewis says, “We are amazed that actors of such high calibre are prepared to risk their careers by signing up to perform in this maniacal play.”

Peter Pan Goes Wrong premiered at the Pleasance Theatre in London in December 2013 before going on to tour the UK during 2014.  The production made its West End debut in 2015 for a Christmas season, returning the following year from October for another Christmas season, making it the third show running in the West End from the Mischief Theatre Company after The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About a Bank Robbery.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong is directed by Adam Meggido, with set design 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.

Images: Jay Laga'aia, Luke Joslin and Connor Crawford.

Peterpangoeswrong.com.au

Melbourne

Venue:                    Arts Centre Melbourne, The Playhouse

Dates & Times:      From 19 December 2018

                                 Wednesday                                           1pm & 7pm

                                 Thursday / Friday                                 7pm

                                 Saturday                                                2pm & 7pm

                                 Sunday                                                  1pm & 5pm

                                 Special Christmas Eve Matinee (24 December) at 1pm

Bookings:               peterpangoeswrong.com.au

 

Adelaide

Venue:                    Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre

Dates & Times:      30 January – 3 February 2019          7 performances only

                                 Wednesday / Thursday / Friday        7pm

                                 Saturday                                                2pm & 7pm

                                 Sunday                                                  1pm & 5pm

Bookings:               peterpangoeswrong.com.au

 

Canberra

Venue:                    Canberra Theatre

Dates & Times:      6 – 10 February 2019                         7 performances only 

                                 Wednesday / Thursday /Friday         7.30pm

                                 Saturday                                                2pm & 7.30pm

                                 Sunday                                                  1pm & 5pm

Bookings:               peterpangoeswrong.com.au

 

Sydney

Venue:                    Sydney Lyric 

Dates & Times:      From 13 February 2019

                                 Tuesday                                                7pm

                                 Wednesday / Thursday / Friday        8pm

                                 Saturday                                                2pm & 8pm

                                 Sunday                                                  1pm & 5pm

Bookings:               peterpangoeswrong.com.au

 

 

Perth

Venue:                    His Majesty’s Theatre

Dates & Times:      7 - 17 March 2019                               14 performances only

                                 Tuesday                                                7pm

                                 Wednesday / Thursday / Friday        8pm

                                 Saturday                                                2pm & 8pm

                                 Sunday                                                  1pm & 5pm

Bookings:               peterpangoeswrong.com.au

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