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Mischief Theatre to create second Christmas TV show for BBC

The cast of Peter Pan Goes Wrong on BBC1
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BBC Studios has announced a new Christmas production from Mischief Theatre Company.

A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong, a comedic adaptation of Dickens’ novel, will air on BBC1 during the festive period.

Written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong, the production will feature guest stars that will be announced shortly.

It is the second year that Mischief has created a BBC Christmas show, following last year’s Peter Pan Goes Wrong.

The cast will include Lewis, Sayer, Shields, Greg Tannahill, Nancy Zamit, David Hearn, Chris Leask, and Charlie Russell.

Shane Allen, comedy commissioner at the BBC, said: “This promises to be a viewing treat for all the family as the Dickens classic gets the full Mischief treatment. Expect chaos and a shambles from start to finish, a bit like most people’s experience of Christmas itself.”

A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong is produced by Alex Walsh-Taylor for BBC Studios, with executive producers Steven Canny for BBC Studios, Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence Ltd.

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