Mischief Theatre are back with another outrageous play that goes wrong, and this time it’s the turn of Peter Pan.
It’s a play within a play, the story of The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, who return with a seasonal treat for their audience. This fictional group have their fair share of bad luck, with almost everything they do going wrong – to the absolute delight of the audience.
Eerily familiar to drama groups up and down the country, the story is packed with incident and thoroughly entertaining off-stage drama – and you enjoy this as the production of chaos ensues. From the first entrance, the audience are given no repreive as every coat hook falls, every piece of set is damaged, cast members can’t remember their lines and most end up injured!
It is farce at it’s most abitious and energetic best culminating in a tremendous scene as the stage crew lose control of the revolve and cast members continue through all pieces of set as the stage continues to turn below them.
There are plenty of falls from a great height and parts of the set that break up. This must be havoc for the real stage crew, especially when the scenes are at maximum pace!
A strong cast deliver this performance, having to act as unprofessionally as possible whilst navigating the chaos is a challenge that they deliver well.
The parallel dramas culminate as a certain crocodile steals the show.
The Play That Goes Wrong is a tough act to follow for Mischief Theatre, but they certainly deliver plenty of entertainment.
This production is suitable for adults and children of all ages.
Peter Pan Goes Wrong tours the UK until the end of February 2020. To view locations and to book tickets, click here.