Auckland | The Civic | From 31 October | Tickets: Ticketmaster

Wellington | OPERA HOUSE | 21-25 November | Tickets: Ticketmaster

Christchurch | Isaac Theatre Royal | 28 Nov – 2 Dec | Tickets: Ticketek

The producers of the West End hit comedy Peter Pan Goes Wrong, which stumbles through New Zealand from 31 October to 2 December, announce that New Zealand-born star JAY LAGA’AIA has (unfortunately for him!) joined the cast of the Olivier-nominated and critically acclaimed play. Their New Zealand tour, which begins in Auckland before plaguing Wellington and Christchurch, follows hot on the wobbly heels of last year’s Olivier Award-winning comedy hit The Play That Goes Wrong.

Other unfortunates, fresh from having audiences in stitches in The Play That Goes Wrong are DARCY BROWN, FRANCINE CAIN, ADAM DUNN, LUKE JOSLIN, GEORGE KEMP, JORDAN PROSSER and TAMMY WELLER.  They have all been silly enough to sign on again with The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society to battle against technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes on their way to Neverland with hilarious and disastrous results.

They will be joined by our JAY LAGA’AIA – aka Captain Typho in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith – as the narrator and pirate.  Jay is also one of Australia and New Zealand’s favourite musical theatre stars, having played the principal roles of Mufasa in the hit musical The Lion King, the Wizard in Wicked and Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar.  He is also known for his television roles in Home and AwayXena: Warrior Princess, Water Rats and Play School and as a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother.

Also experiencing this theatrical mayhem for the first time are CONNOR CRAWFORD, known for his role in Assassins as John Hinckley Jnr, who wounded Ronald Reagan in 1981 in an attempt to gain the attention of actress Jodie Foster; and TEAGAN WOUTER who most recently starred as Nicola in the musical Kinky Boots in Australia.