It may be approaching Spring, but Edinburgh still feels under the grip of Winter so thinking about a Christmas show is not as incongruous as it should be!
This year, the festive treat at the Lyceum will be an adaptation of Scottish writer JM Barrie’s children’s classic tale of Peter Pan by Ella Hickson. This new version, directed by the acclaimed Eleanor Rhode and first performed at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2013, and again in 2015, puts the female characters Wendy, Tinkerbell and Tiger Lilly centre stage as they fight to save the Lost Boys from the clutches of Captain Hook.
When a shadowless boy called Peter Pan appears at their nursery window, Wendy Darling and her brothers John and Michael know adventure awaits. The fearless Wendy will fly with Peter to a magical world of dastardly pirates, feisty fairies, raucous lost boys, one very hungry crocodile and of course the dastardly Captain Hook. This time, as the boys become caught up in playing pretend, it’s Wendy and the brave Tiger Lilly who must stop the children of Neverland from being caught in Captain Hook’s trap for real.
All the magic and wonder of the original is retained as audiences can join the Darling children as they fly above the rooftops and follow the second star on the right and lose themselves in Neverland. The lovely warm thoughts of that treat to come should see us through this cold spell!
The production will run from 29 November 2018 – 5 January 2019 age recommend 5+
For more information, please visit lyceum.org.uk