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Peter Pan Goes Wrong to be broadcast on the BBC this Christmas

As well as three shows in the West End, Mischief Theatre's festive production will be beamed to the nation

The cast of Peter Pan Goes Wrong
© Alastair Muir

The Olivier Award-winning theatre company behind The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, Mischief Theatre, will bring their hit play Peter Pan Goes Wrong to the screen this Christmas.

The production - which we gave five stars last year - will be filmed in front of a live audience at Pinewood Studios and broadcast in December.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong sees the return of The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society as they attempt to stage a performance of JM Barrie's classic children's story, with disastrous results.

Co-written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, the stage production will return to the Apollo Theatre in London from 21 October to 29 January 2017 - meaning Mischief Theatre Company will have three shows running in the West End concurrently.

The company, founded in 2008 by Lewis and Dave Hearn, graduates of The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), won a WhatsOnStage Award in 2014 and an Olivier Award in 2015 for their first major show, The Play That Goes Wrong.

Chris Sussman, Head of Comedy at the BBC said: "Peter Pan Goes Wrong was one of the funniest shows I've ever seen in the theatre, and I'm thrilled we've got the chance to bring it to BBC One."

Mischief Theatre added: "We are quite staggered at the success of the simply disastrous stage shows this company keeps putting on and hope that their attempt at television doesn't ruin the nation's festive cheer!"

A broadcast date is yet to be announced.