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If you’ve ever been a part of an amateur dramatics society then you’ll probably know that when you’re putting on a production, things often go wrong. Very wrong. You’d be hard pushed to find a more shambolic performance behind the scenes than what happens to The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society in Mischief Makers’ latest work, though. And if you have been in a production that’s as bad as theirs, well, I feel for you.

The Olivier Award-winning company is bringing Neverland to Newcastle in their latest production Peter Pan Goes Wrong. Or at least, it’s trying to. The fictional Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society is trying to stage Peter Pan (in full hokey pantomime costume), but their accident prone thesps are only ever a second away from some form of disaster. Of course, that just means hilarity for the audience as a bevvy of Buster Keaton-inspired slapstick and highly physical comedy unfolds on stage. The pratfalls and cringe-worthy mistakes made by the CPDS are likely to make you cry with laughter and make you realise that maybe your own amateur dramatic association wasn’t so bad after all…

Mischief Makers present Peter Pan Goes Wrong between Wednesday 1st and Saturday 4th July at Theatre Royal, Newcastle.

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