PETER PAN BRINGS LIGHT RELIEF TO NEVERLAND ALDERNEY
2ND, 3RD AND 4TH December in the Island Hall – PLUS DRESS REHEARSAL 1 December OPEN TO PUBLIC
Alderney, 19 November 2020: with only two weeks to go and just 3 more rehearsals to get it right, the 22 performers, this year’s pantomime PETER PAN are understandably just a little stressed, as are producer Lee Flewitt and director Charlotte Newton.
Within days of releasing the tickets for the three performances, all shows had sold out – a clear sign that the good people of Alderney are yearning for fun entertainment and light relief in these difficult times.
Peter Pan will not disappoint them: a great script, stunning special effects and stage design, an enthusiastic cast of all ages, and even a live band and its own choir: this is Alderney entertainment at its best.
This year’s PETER PAN Panto is written and produced by Alderney author Lee Flewitt. “This year’s pantomime is my second excursion to Neverland”, said Lee. “Our first production of the story was performed in 1998, and one of the main visual effects was a smoking Trislander which passed over the heads of the audience and crashed onto the stage at the end of Act 1. We did things BIG back in the day!
I hope that I will be forgiven for some of the liberties I have taken with the original tale. I have always had questions about Peter concerning his nature and origins, which I have sought to answer here. Questions such as: Who is Peter Pan? Who was his mother and how were they separated? In order to answer these questions, I have altered the story a little and created new characters as well as leaving some of the traditional minor characters out.
Returning to Neverland has been a tremendous pleasure. New members and some remarkable children have made the rehearsals process a delight. Ticket sales were phenomenal, and it is a shame we can’t “run and run” with it for more performances.
If you are one of the lucky few who has a ticket, I congratulate you and hope that you enjoy the show. Listen hard, for you may even be a target of one of the jokes!”
Although all performances are sold out, members of the public still have the opportunity to watch the Preview/Dress Rehearsal on Tuesday 1 December at 8:00pm. (Sorry, no bar that night– so please bring your own refreshments and glasses)
Admission is free and donations are welcome, but with limited seating, anybody wishing to attend is asked to call /text 07781 101 957 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with their request. ENDS