Following a limited Broadway engagement, Mischief’s international comedy sensation “Peter Pan Goes Wrong” will fly to Los Angeles this summer for its West Coast premiere, with performances at Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre beginning August 8* through September 10, 2023. Opening is set for August 11, 2023.
Audiences are in for an awfully big adventure as the team behind the Tony Award-winning global hit “The Play That Goes Wrong” brings its trademark comic mayhem to the J.M. Barrie classic “Peter Pan.” Co-written by Mischief company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields, “Peter Pan Goes Wrong” is a highly physical comedy packed with finely-tuned and inspired slapstick, delivered with split-second timing and ambitious daring stunts. The Cornley Drama Society returns to the Ahmanson, battling technical hitches, flying mishaps, and cast disputes as they attempt to present J.M. Barrie’s much-loved tale. But will they ever make it to Neverland?
The current Broadway production of “Peter Pan Goes Wrong” features Bartley Booz as Dennis (through April 9), Matthew Cavendish as Max, Bianca Horn as Jill, Harry Kershaw as Francis, Chris Leask as Trevor, Henry Lewis as Robert, Ellie Morris as Lucy, Charlie Russell as Sandra, Jonathan Sayer as Dennis (starting April 11), Henry Shields as Chris, Greg Tannahill as Jonathan, and Nancy Zamit as Annie. The company is completed by Ryan Vincent Anderson, Stephen James Anthony, Fred Gray, and Brenann Stacker.
“Peter Pan Goes Wrong” is directed by Adam Meggido, with set designs by Simon Scullion, costumes by Roberto Surace, lighting by Matt Haskins, sound by Ella Wahlström, and original music by Richard Baker and Rob Falconer.
“Peter Pan Goes Wrong” made its premiere at the Pleasance Theatre in London in December 2013. After a UK Tour in 2014, the production transferred to the West End’s Apollo Theatre for a Christmas season run in 2015 and returned to the West End the following year for another Christmas season run from October 2016. The play was also adapted into a one-hour television special, which was broadcast on December 31, 2016, on BBC One. The play made its North American premiere in 2022 at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, Canada and will launch a new UK tour later this year. “Peter Pan Goes Wrong” is currently playing a limited Broadway engagement at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, produced by Kevin McCollum, Kenny Wax, Stage Presence, and Catherine Schreiber.
“Peter Pan Goes Wrong” was nominated for Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards and has joyfully wowed critics across the UK. The London Evening Standard says it’s a “joyous physical comedy and disaster!” WhatsOnStage claims the show is “an absolute must see!”
Mischief’s Tony Award-winning Broadway hit “The Play That Goes Wrong,” opened in March 2017 at the Lyceum Theatre running longer than any other play that debuted in the 2017/2018 Season. After 737 performances the production moved to New World Stages where the show continues to play to packed houses. The North American Tour was one the most successful Broadway play tours of the past 20 years.
Single tickets for “Peter Pan Goes Wrong” go on sale on May 3, 2023. Subscriptions are currently available through CenterTheatreGroup.org, Audience Services at (213) 972-4400 or in person at the Center Theatre Group Box Offices (at the Ahmanson Theatre) at The Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012. Performances run Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.