TAKE ME TO NEVERLAND / BEARFOOT THEATRE
Bearfoot Theatre and The Lock-Up present a new original play based on J.M. Barrie’s ‘Peter Pan’.
Trapped in an institution and unable to fly, Peter struggles to distinguish between real and make-believe. Nine years prior, he teaches the lost children in a London orphanage to fly.
Can he escape the looming crocodile and will they ever grow-up if Peter wants them to stay young and lost forever?
Take me to Neverland follows Peter across nine years, jumping between two key stages of his life; 10 years old in an Orphanage (1902) and 19 years in an Asylum for the Criminally Insane (1911).
The truth of Peter’s past is revealed and the children suffer the consequences of believing his stories. This production cleverly deconstructs a classic children’s tale to tackle darker themes through familiar and accessible characters.
Warnings: Mature themes including images and references to violence, abuse, mental illness, suicide and psychological trauma.
Written by Riley McLean
Adapted from J.M Barrie’s ‘Peter Pan’
Directed by Samuel Jenkins
- 90 Hunter Street, Newcastle, 2300
- All tickets - $28 to $35