THEATRE ALERT …..PETER PAN GOES WRONG


DISASTROUS NEWS FOR QUEENSLAND!
A BRISBANE SEASON ANNOUNCED FOR ONE OF THE FUNNIEST PLAYS TO FALL ON TO THE STAGE

UK PRODUCERS HAVE MANAGED TO PERSUADE
JAY LAGA’AIA AND NINE OTHER TALENTED ACTORS
TO PERFORM IN BRISBANE IN THE
OLIVIER-NOMINATED AND CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED
PETER PAN GOES WRONG
FROM 30 JANUARY TO 3 FEBRUARY 2019

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER

“My cheeks genuinely hurt from laughing! All ages will be holding their sides
with laughter.” – The Breeze, New Zealand

“An absolute must see” – Whatsonstage.uk

“Outrageously funny! I laughed so hard I was hurting.” – Coast FM, New Zealand

“Irresistibly funny” – Financial Times, UK

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.

Mischief Theatre’s Henry Lewis says, “We are amazed that actors of such high calibre are prepared to risk their careers by signing up to perform in this maniacal play.”

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.

“Hilarious. Will have you in fits of laughter!” – Newstalk ZB, New Zealand

“I thought The Play That Goes Wrong was brilliant . . .well this crazy and talented cast have come up with a winner. Even funnier. Loved it!” – Coast FM, New Zealand

“Slick mischief and catastrophic concussions” – The Guardian, UK

Peterpangoeswrong.com.au

Brisbane Tickets on Sale 9am Friday 16 November
Venue: Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University
Dates & Times: 30 January – 3 February 2019
Wednesday 7.30pm
Thursday 2pm & 7.30pm
Friday 7.30pm
Saturday 2pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 1pm & 5pm
Bookings: peterpangoeswrong.com.au

Melbourne
Venue: Arts Centre Melbourne, The Playhouse
Dates & Times: From 19 December 2018
Wednesday 1pm & 7pm
Thursday / Friday 7pm
Saturday 2pm & 7pm
Sunday 1pm & 5pm
Special Christmas Eve Matinee (24 December) at 1pm
Bookings: peterpangoeswrong.com.au

Canberra
Venue: Canberra Theatre
Dates & Times: 6 – 10 February 2019 7 performances only
Wednesday / Thursday /Friday 7.30pm
Saturday 2pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 1pm & 5pm
Bookings: peterpangoeswrong.com.au

Sydney
Venue: Sydney Lyric
Dates & Times: From 13 February 2019
Tuesday 7pm
Wednesday / Thursday / Friday 8pm
Saturday 2pm & 8pm
Sunday 1pm & 5pm
Bookings: peterpangoeswrong.com.au

Perth
Venue: His Majesty’s Theatre
Dates & Times: 7 – 17 March 2019 14 performances only
Tuesday 7pm
Wednesday / Thursday / Friday 8pm
Saturday 2pm & 8pm
Sunday 1pm & 5pm
Bookings: peterpangoeswrong.com.au

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