Filmed at Pinewood Studios during September 2016, with an array of amazing sets built by Pinewood Creative, the Olivier Award-winning Peter Pan Goes Wrong aired on BBC1 on New Year’s Eve.
Filmed in front of a live audience, watching as Peter Pan flies through the air, Captain Hook and his pirates set adrift in the lagoon, and Tinkerbell is due to light up the stage in a stunning electrical costume… what can possibly go wrong?! With their trademark comic mayhem expect hilarious stunts, chaos, technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes on the way to Neverland with hilarious and disastrous results.
Peter Pan Goes Wrong is co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, creators of the award-winning stage comedy The Play That Goes Wrong. Both ‘Goes Wrong’ productions are renowned for their highly physical comedy packed with finely-tuned farce and Buster Keaton-inspired slapstick delivered with split-second timing. Mischief Theatre was founded in 2008 by Henry Lewis and Dave Hearn, graduates of The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and began as an improvised comedy group.
Chris Sussman, Head of Comedy, BBC Studios said: “Peter Pan Goes Wrong was one of the funniest shows I’ve ever seen in the theatre, and I’m thrilled we’ve got the chance to bring it to BBC One. Terrifying stunts, a revolving stage and a cast who’ve never done TV before. What could possibly go wrong?”