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Livewire Theatre’s Peter Pan (Livewire Theatre Company)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

“Following Peter Pan is like chasing after the wind.” Tiger Lily’s words sum up the appeal of the tale of ‘Peter Pan’ as a metaphor for the magical world of childhood. This performance by an all-child cast exquisitely dramatises various facets of characters’ personalities and the themes they feed into: Tinkerbell’s hissing speech and serpentine gestures contribute to an undercurrent of danger, while a portrayal of the pain left in the wake of the death of a young boy said to have been taken by Peter casts Peter’s playful irreverence in a more sinister light. The conversations between Wendy and Peter touchingly slip from playful adulthood to childish vulnerability. An inspiring performance.

theSpaces at Surgeons Hall, 11 – 20 Aug, 7.10 pm, £5.00, fpp276.
tw rating 4/5