Peter Pan Goes Wrong: A Review

The show must go on!…Hopefully?

The hilarious, utterly chaotic company behind the masterpiece ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ has returned to the boards with yet another perfect disaster, Peter Pan Goes Wrong.

The multi-award wining company, Mischief is back as the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society who are taking on J.M Barrie’s beloved childhood story, Peter Pan. But as they battle technical problems, cast conflicts and flying mishaps, will they make it to the end?

Photo Credit: Pamela Raith

I was lucky enough to be invited to come and review this show at the Wales Millennium Centre and I was very excited to see it. Having seen The Play That Goes Wrong a couple of years ago, I knew what to expect and I was not disappointed. The show is a blend of physical comedy, witty remarks and technical genius, all coming to together to create something truly unique. Even from the very start, as everyone filters in, the cast and ‘crew’ are wandering around within the audience, playing the part of a chaotic company that are no where near ready to start the show. It draws the audience right into the narrative that they’re about to watch a ‘terrible’ show. 

Photo Credit: Pamela Raith

Despite everything “going wrong” throughout the performance, this show is a technical marvel. We’ve all been to those chaotic school plays and awkwardly-funny amateur dramatic performances, but this show’s mishap are seamless and only get funnier as the show progresses. It’s incredible how much skill and effort has been put in to making this go wrong. 

The whole cast had us in stitches from start to finish, bouncing off each other so seamlessly. Jake Burgum as Trevor, Jack Michael Stacey as Chris, Matthew Howell as Robert, Jean-Luke Worrell as Francis, Ciara Morris as Sandra, Theo Toksvig-Stewart as Max, Clark Devlin as Dennis, Jamie Burkett as Annie, Gareth Tempest as Jonathan and Rosemarie Akwafo as Lucy, all deserved their standing ovation as the members of the Cornely Polytechnic Drama Society. It is a difficult line to play with when breaking the fourth wall, and adding in the element of a ‘play within a play’, it is quite easy to lose the audience. But this immensely talented cast gave us an uproarious performance that had the audience smiling all the way out of the theatre. 

Photo Credit: Pamela Raith

This show is the perfect night at the theatre, and will have you laughing from start to finish. It’s not to be missed! Whether you bring the whole family or a friends night-out, it can be enjoyed by everyone. 

Peter Pan Goes Wrong is at the Wales Millennium Centre until the 27th January and tickets are selling out fast, so get your tickets here now and don’t miss on the journey of marvellous mishaps!

You can find out more information on what’s going on at the WMC on their websiteFacebook and Instagram.

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All photo credit to Pamela Raith