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Faith, trust and pixie dust: Peter Pan flying in to Birmingham REP for Christmas

By Rebecca Sayce | Birmingham | Theatre & Comedy | Published:

Peter Pan will be soaring into Birmingham REP this Christmas.

Peter Pan

The city centre theatre will host a new staging of the J. M. Barrie classic from November 30, 2019, to January 19, 2020, as part of their festive season.

The show will be directed by Liam Steel following his highly acclaimed retelling of The Wizard of Oz at the venue last year.

Speaking ahead of the show, he said: “What better way to spend the run up to Christmas than travelling to Neverland to tell the famous story of the boy who didn’t want to grow up?

"With breath-taking flying, amazing adventures and all of your favourite characters, this magical story promises to be everything a Christmas treat should be.

"I am thrilled to be back at The REP to enable a bold new re-imagining of this classic tale to take flight, and with a healthy sprinkling of REP fairy dust, I promise we have all the vital ingredients for a wonderful Christmas show that can be enjoyed by everyone."

The retelling will follow the story of the child who will never grow up, Peter Pan, who invites headstrong Wendy Darling and her two brothers to explore the magical world of Neverland.

But a crew of ruthless pirates, led by the dastardly and vengeful Captain Hook, also await in Neverland. Can Wendy, Peter, and his gang band together to win the day as they cross paths and swords with the pirates? And will Wendy and her brothers ever find their way back home?

Peter Pan will be designed by Michael Pavelka with lighting design by Lee Curran. Casting and further creatives to be announced.

As part of The REP’s commitment to making theatre accessible to everyone all performances of Peter Pan between December 5, 2019, and January 19, 2020, will be audio described and captioned, meaning that audiences with visual or hearing impairments can enjoy these services on any performance.

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Rebecca Sayce

By Rebecca Sayce
@becci_star

Entertainment journalist for Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Contact me: rebecca.sayce@expressandstar.co.uk

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