David Suchet (Agatha Christie’s Poirot) has signed on as the narrator for BBC One’s Peter Pan Goes Wrong, a special adaptation of the theatre production from Mischief Theatre which is set to air this Christmas.
Peter Pan Goes Wrong follows an amateur dramatics group as they put on a show for the BBC as part of this year’s Christmas offering. But things quickly go awry and a series of onstage catastrophes and backstage blunders continue to occur.
Suchet, who is coming off of a starring role in BBC Two’s Decline And Fall, will appear on-screen as the narrator who finds himself caught up in the mayhem. “I am delighted to be part of this brilliantly funny television production for all the family to enjoy this Christmas time”, he said in a statement.
“This is a terrific endorsement for the show”, added Shane Allen, the BBC’s Controller of Comedy Commissioning. “David’s natural gravitas and sublime comic timing makes him the perfect narrator to play off against the unfolding shambles around him in this comedy tour de force.”
The one-off special will be filmed in front of a live studio audience at Pinewood Studios and is being produced by BBC Studios. It was commissioned by the BBC’s Controller of Comedy Commissioning Shane Allen. Michelle Farr is the producer, while Stephen McCrum will executive produce. Still Open All Hours and Mount Pleasant helmer Dewi Humphreys is attached to direct.