Having seen The Play that Goes Wrong at the Cambridge Arts Theatre last year, I had high hopes for this offering from the same company.
As the lights dimmed and the ‘directors’ introduced the show, I knew I wasn’t going to be disappointed. From the opening scene (although that’s a loose term here), there were genuine belly laughs heard throughout the packed theatre. In shows such as these there can be a worry that the slapstick and ‘laugh out loud’ elements can be a little dry and be a bit hammed up but I can safely say, Mischief Theatre gets it spot on every time.
From dodgy stage scenery to bust ups between the actors, wardrobe malfunctions to the wrong audio takes, this truly is the classic retelling Peter Pan going wrong, complete with interesting ‘flying’ from Peter and co. The show is a great visual extravaganza and, at times, it’s hard to know what is really going wrong and what is scripted!