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Peter Pan


Purists have always doubted the inclusion of Peter Pan as a traditional pantomime, but, in the hands of Eastbourne Theatres’ creative team, even they would agree that it has earned its place.

In the confined space that the stage of the Devonshire Park Theatre offers, pyrotechnics, water fountains, a mermaid lagoon and four flying characters are included, along with an eclectic score ranging from music hall favourites through to current chart hits.

Robust sets are changed with lightning speed as we are transported from the streets of London to Neverland and, eventually, on to the Jolly Roger. Lighting effects are as cleverly orchestrated as the musical score, and, together with perfectly timed sound effects, enhance the production well.

Brian Capron as Hook would create more of an impact if he could be nastier, while the comic duo of Smee, played by Tucker, and his mother Mrs Smee, played by pantomime dame Martyn Knight, tick every box with their comic timing and interaction with the audience.

This traditional pantomime offers everything from swashbuckling pirates to street dancing television stars and, together with it’s technical wizardry, is the perfect festive treat.

Production Details
Production namePeter Pan
VenueDevonshire Park Theatre
StartsDecember 11, 2015
EndsJanuary 17, 2016
Running time2hrs 45mins
AuthorJm Barrie
AdaptorChris Jordan
DirectorChris Jordan
Musical directorSarah Travis
ChoreographerSam Spencer-Lane
Set designerAlbemarle Productions
Costume designerShelley Claridge
Lighting designerDouglas Morgan
Sound designerClement Rawling
CastAshleigh Drew, Brian Capron, Ewan Goddard, Martyn Knight, Pulse ., Tucker ., Twist .
Production managerPaul Delaney
Stage managerGeorgina Eager
ProducerEastbourne Theatres
VerdictTechnically superb production with all the traditional pantomime highlights
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