Peter Pan in Scarlet World Premiere
This summer marks the return of the Oxford Playhouse to middle scale producing with the world premiere of the stage adaptation of Peter Pan in Scarlet.
Peter Pan in Scarlet is the best-selling official sequel to JM Barrie’s Peter Pan, written by Carnegie Medal and three times Whitbread Children’s Book Award winner Geraldine McCaughrean. The book was originally commissioned by Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity to whom Barrie gifted all rights to the character and original writings in 1929. The novel will be brought thrillingly to life by director and adapter Theresa Heskins, Artistic Director of the New Vic Theatre, and an award-winning team including Aerial Director, Vicki Amedume, Artistic Director of circus theatre company Upswing, composer and Musical Director, James Atherton and designer Liz Cooke.
It’s 1929, and Wendy and the Lost Boys have all grown up when strange dreams begin to spill out of Neverland. When souvenirs of Neverland appear in their beds – cutlasses, mermaids & war paint – the Lost Boys realise that something must be wrong, and their friend Peter Pan needs their help. Wendy and the Lost Boys squeeze into their own children’s clothes, shrink down to their former sizes and, armed only with fairy dust, fly back to Neverland for one last adventure. There are thrills, spills and much swash-buckling derring-do in this action packed spectacular as Tootles, Slightly, Wendy, John and Peter fight wild animals, quarrel with fairies, climb treacherous mountains and encounter curious characters like Ravello, a circus ringmaster and Fireflyer, the grumpy fairy.
Summer 2016 sees the completion of a 3-year refurbishment programme at the Oxford Playhouse, with the new auditorium re-opening with Peter Pan in Scarlet after a 2-week run at the New Vic.
Peter Pan in Scarlet is the official sequel to J M Barrie’s Peter Pan commissioned by Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and published by Oxford University Press. Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity registered charity no. 1160024.
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