The boy who never grew up is bringing his timeless magic to York in November when ‘Peter Pan A Musical Adventure’ opens at the Grand Opera House. The production, which is premiering in York after a successful run four years ago at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, has a strong Pocklingtonian influence with three current Pocklington School pupils in the cast and directed by OP Robert Readman (73-80) of Pick Me Up Theatre Company.
Robert recently announced the cast list, which includes many of the stars of his recent big York success ‘Grease’ as well as Billy and Jack Ibbotson and Sam Hird who are all current pupils at Pocklington School.
Speaking during rehearsals at York, Robert said there was a real buzz throughout Pick Me Up as work on the show got under way.
“The cast is chosen, singing rehearsals have begun and the costumes and props are being picked out and made up,” said Robert.
“I’ve always been a real fan of Stiles and Drewe – I’ve directed ‘Honk!’ twice, and ‘Just So’ here in York. And I really love their new songs for Mary Poppins and their recent West End show ‘Betty Blue Eyes’, so when the rights to ‘Peter Pan A Musical Adventure’ became available I jumped at the chance to direct one of the most joyously funny shows ever. George Stiles’ music and Anthony Drewe’s lyrics work so well with the original J.M. Barrie story and, together with the late Willis Hall, who wrote the libretto, they have created a piece of theatre magic.”
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