Cast announced for slapstick comedy reimagination of Peter Pan at the Waterside Theatre

An Olivier-nominated farce
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An Olivier-nominated comedic take on the classic tale of Peter Pan is coming to the Waterside Theatre.

The touring cast for Peter Pan Goes Wrong’s upcoming shows scheduled to take place at the Aylesbury venue, has been confirmed.

Mischief, the multi award-winning company behind the production, has announced to full cast for the performances between 3 and 8 October, 2024.

A previous cast performing the award-winning comedy, photo from Alastair MuirA previous cast performing the award-winning comedy, photo from Alastair Muir
A previous cast performing the award-winning comedy, photo from Alastair Muir

Mischief is also the team behind the BBC One series, The Goes Wrong Show.

Next year’s cast is a mix of Mischief cast members and courageous new recruits.

The full cast line-up includes: Jake Burgum (Trevor), Jack Michael Stacey (Chris), Matthew Howell (Robert), Jean-Luke Worrell (Francis), Ciara Morris (Sandra), Theo Toksvig-Stewart (Max), Clark Devlin (Dennis), Jamie Birkett (Annie), Gareth Tempest (Jonathan) and Rosemarie Akwafo (Lucy). With understudies: Romeo Mika, Clare Noy, Consuela Rolle and Phil Yarrow.

Co-penned by Mischief’s celebrated writing trio, Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, Peter Pan Goes Wrong is a highly physical comedy packed with finely-tuned farce and Buster Keaton inspired slapstick, delivered with split-second timing and ambitious daring.

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Meanwhile across the pond, the original Mischief team have just completed a four-month run of Peter Pan Goes Wrong on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York City, where it received eight award nominations, winning the Drama Desk Award for ‘Best Unique Theatrical Experience’ and the Audience Choice Award for ‘Favourite New Play’. The production now heads to Los Angeles for a strictly limited five weeks at the Ahmanson Theatre, from 8 August to 10 September.

Nominated for an Olivier Award for ‘Best New Comedy’ in 2016, Peter Pan Goes Wrong has enjoyed two West End runs, a season on Broadway, a tour of Australia and New Zealand and two UK tours. BBC One broadcast a one-hour version of the show on primetime television in December 2016, starring David Suchet as the guest narrator, watched by an audience of over six million worldwide.

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