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Peter Pan Goes Wrong at the Theatre Royal Windsor

Published by: Clare Brotherwood on 20th May 2015 | View all blogs by Clare Brotherwood

 Peter Pan Goes Wrong


When three graduates from LAMDA got together to form Mischief Theatre and write The Play that Goes Wrong, I knew they were going places.

The Play That Goes Wrong has now been in London’s West End since last September, and is this year’s winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, while their second production, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, is making the rounds of regional theatres including, I am delighted to say, my local theatre in Windsor.

I don’t know where to begin with my praise for this company. Writers Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields are comic genii and, under the direction of Adam Meggido, their actors fly (or not) through this uproariously funny play with the precision of brain surgeons and the skill and energy of Olympic athletes.

It’s a tour de force from beginning to end as amdram society Cornley Polytechnic attempts to put on a Christmas Show which, due to a booking error, is being staged in May! This follows previous shows such as Jack and the Bean (funding ran out) and Rumpelstiltskin who, following a disastrous haircut, was imprisoned in a bungalow.

There is so much to commend this production, but to go into detail would spoil the fun of being surprised by the next death defying stunt as things go disastrously wrong. Every member of the cast is brilliant and, together with the ingenious set designed by Simon Scullion, makes what must be a frighteningly difficult  piece look so easy – and so funny I thought I was going to laugh myself sick.

As I said to a doctor this morning: You should send all your patients to see this. It’s the best tonic ever! Roll on Mischief Theatre’s next production.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong is at the Theatre Royal Windsor until May 23.


Box office: 01753 853888


It then continues touring:

May 25-30: Leicester Curve

June 1-6: Dartford Orchard Theatre

June 8-13: Swindon Wyvern Theatre

June 18-21: Leeds Grand Theatre

July 1-4: Newcastle Theatre Royal

July 6-11: Nottingham Theatre Royal



1 Comment

  • Cameron Lowe
    by Cameron Lowe 3 years ago
    Thanks, Clare. This sounds like great fun. Yes, it should be available on the NHS!
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