Get Hooked On Peter Pan At The Dukes
Lancaster’s Dukes theatre will transport audiences to Neverland this Christmas in their inventive and witty version of Peter Pan.
This magical story will be packed full of fairy dust, flight and catchy songs performed in The Round where families can enjoy being close to all the action, fun and live music.
This year, as well as directing the festive production, The Dukes Artistic Director, Sarah Punshon has also adapted J.M. Barrie’s famous tale.
The outdoor production of The Three Musketeers which Sarah directed this summer was shortlisted for the 2018 UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People.
“Peter Pan is a classic Christmas treat and is inherently theatrical as it was originally written as a play,” said Sarah. “I am interested in telling Peter Pan from Tinker Bell’s perspective.”
The Dukes Tinker Bell will be played by Jason Patel while Helen Longworth will appear as Captain Hook and Mrs Darling as, apparently, J. M Barrie always intended Hook to be female and played by the same actor as Wendy’s mother.
The story begins on Christmas Eve when Peter Pan and Tink take Wendy Darling on the adventure of a lifetime, meeting the mischievous Lost Boys and the terrifying pirate Captain Hook along the way.
Peter Pan is sponsored by Rossall School and runs from November 23-January 5.
To book tickets, ring The Dukes box office on 01524 598500 or visit www.dukes-lancaster.org