19:00, Fri 15th – Sat 16th October 2004 at Homerton Auditorium
Michaelmas Week 1
“In the daytime you think the Neverland is only make-believe…but this is the Neverland come true!”
In its centenary year, we enchant imaginations young and old with this
awesome and turbulent flight into Neverland! Laughing, crying and tapping
your feet, you'll wish the games could last forever...
Using the essence of games and playing, this production reworks this classic story into something that today’s child can relate to. Set entirely in the Darling nursery, the imaginations of Wendy, John and Michael conjure before our eyes the fantasy world of Peter Pan, his lost boys, pirates, Indians and the legendary Captain Hook. What we see as a coat hanger is in an instant transformed into the most dangerous weapon known to man and an ordinary bunk bed can become a pirate ship.
The Cambridge run
The Cambridge run is hosted by Homerton Amateur Theatrical Society. For the Cambridge run, performances are free but donations for Great Ormond Street Hospital are welcomed.
Booking in advance for the Cambridge run is essential: for a ticket email blf22.
Three weeks ****
Children’s games and imagination are at the centre of this stunning production of Barrie’s classic novel. Using toys and bedroom furniture to create both the nursery and the various scenes across Neverland every location is enacted as if part of Wendy’s fantasy, with characters brilliantly created, avoiding the clichés. Tinkerbell is simply a little flashing light and some bells, Captain Hook has a really scary yet beautiful hook and Peter is strewn in both dirt and glitter. I am especially impressed by the girl they have signing the show for some dates, making its loveliness accessible to all. Everything you could ever want from ‘Peter Pan'.