PETER PAN GOES WRONG Comes to Brisbane in January
The Producers of the West End hit comedy Peter Pan Goes Wrong, which is currently playing in New Zealand to rave reviews and packed houses, have today announced that they have managed to squeeze in a season in Brisbane from 30 January to 3 February when this hilarious masterpiece stumbles its way around Australia from December until March next year. The show will be performed at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University. Tickets for the Brisbane season go on sale this Friday 16 November.
The tour follows hot on the wobbly heels of last year's Olivier Award-winning comedy hit The Play That Goes Wrong.
Leading the cast of incredibly talented actors is JAY LAGA'AIA. Jay is well known internationally for his role as Captain Typho in StarWars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Jay is also one of Australia'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 Away, Xena: Warrior Princess, Water Rats and Play School and as a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother.
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 all been silly enough to sign on again with The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society where they will once more battle against technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes on their way to Neverland with hilarious and disastrous results.
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.
Nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Peter Pan Goes Wrong turns the J.M. Barrie classic, Peter Pan, into 'a joyous masterclass of physical comedy and general disaster' (London Evening Standard). The hit play 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.
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.