Peter Pan musical brings Neverland to Stevenage

PUBLISHED: 18:27 07 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:29 07 April 2013

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

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A MUSICAL version of classic tale Peter Pan opens in Stevenage this week.

TAKE a musical journey to Neverland, along with The Boy Who Never Grew Up and the rest of the clan.

Children’s favourite Peter Pan will arrive at the Gordon Craig in Stevenage this week, with a musical twist.

The Hertfordshire theatre promises “a live orchestra, stunning costumes and a few surprises in store”, and says it is “a must see production for all the family”.

Combining a mix of West End actors and local talent, Peter Pan – The British Musical will transport young ones – and ‘older ones’ alike – to a magical world inhabited by pirates, Indians and, of course, the Lost Boys.

Opening on Wednesday, leading the cast as Peter Pan is Amy Bird, who is no stranger to the Gordon Craig stage having taken the role of Nancy in the 2011 summer production of Oliver!

Joining Amy will be two West End regulars – Daniel Page as Hook and Sia Kiwa as Tiger Lily.

Daniel played Mr Braithwaite in the original cast of Billy Elliot – The Musical and Sia has appeared in numerous productions including The Lion King, Dirty Dancing and Hairspray.

The roles of the Darling boys are all being played by children from Stotfold, Stevenage and Buntingford, and for some of the young cast it is the first time they have appeared in a professional production.

The production runs from Wednesday, April 10 until Sunday, April 14.

Tickets start at £16 per person and are available from the box office on 01438 363200 or by visiting www.gordon-craig.co.uk

The venue also wants to involve as many people as possible to help turn the theatre into Neverland.

To start with, there will be Peter Pan Activity Days for the kids.

Running on Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12 from 10am to 4pm, children can pop along to the Lytton Way theatre and take part in some themed activities and then see the show – all for just £25.

The Gordon Craig is also holding a special ‘grandparents performance’ on Thursday, April 11 at 1.30pm. Grandparents are invited to bring along their family and included in the price of a ticket is a free drink of tea, coffee or squash and a piece of cake.

Finally, on Friday, April 12 at 4.30pm the theatre is staging a fancy dress competition.

So dress up as your favourite character, whether that’s Captain Hook, Tiger Lily, Wendy or Peter himself, and at the end of the performance someone will win a fabulous prize for best costume.


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