WENDY AND PETER PAN CAST ANNOUNCED
WENDY & PETER PAN
By Ella Hickson
Adapted from the novel by JM Barrie
Directed by Jonathan Munby
Royal Shakespeare Theatre: 17 November 2015 – 31 January 2016
Press night: Wednesday 25 November, 7pm
Full casting is announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) family winter production of Wendy & Peter Pan. A magical adaptation of JM Barrie's classic novel by Ella Hickson, the show returns to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre following the productions acclaimed success in 2013.
New to the production is Mariah Gale as Wendy, Darrell D'Silva as Captain Hook and Rhys Rusbatch as Peter Pan. Returning to the company is Charlotte Mills as Tink.
RSC Associate Artist Darrell D'Silva returns to the company having most recently been part of the world tour of Dunsinane (RSC/NTS). His extensive RSC credits also includeAntony and Cleopatra, King Lear and Little Eagles. His other theatre credits include Public Enemy (Young Vic), Children's Children (Almeida) and Hedda Gabler (Old Vic). His TV credits include the third series of ITV's Endeavour and BBC's Father Brown. Rhys Rusbatch makes his RSC debut in the role of Peter Pan. His credits include the forthcoming film Burn Burn Burn and the site specific production Mametz (National Theatre Wales).
Director Jonathan Munby said: 'I'm thrilled that we are returning to Neverland this year with Ella Hickson's remarkable play Wendy & Peter Pan. Although the show is closely based on the 2013 production, there are some significant changes that I'm sure audiences will love. We wanted to take this opportunity, the first major revival, to deliver a production that's even more thrilling than before. Ella and I have spent the last two years working on revisions to the script, Olly Fox (composer) has been joined by orchestrator Jason Carr to deliver an almost entirely new score, and there are new scenes, greater flying sequences and even more thrilling fights. All will combine in a show that I hope will capture the imagination, move us and amuse us in equal measure, but most importantly, allow a whole new generation to experience and connect with JM Barrie's original story in an immediate and thrilling way.
The majority of the cast will be new. Alongside some familiar faces from last time, such as Fiona Button (Wendy) and Charlotte Mills (Tink), we have some incredible actors joining the company. Rhys Rusbatch is joining us to play Peter Pan and the brilliant Darrell D'Silva will be redefining the role of Captain Hook.'
Wendy & Peter Pan full cast includes: Fiona Button (Wendy); Simon Carroll-Jones(Shadow); Cavan Clarke (Nibs); Sam Clemmett (Tom); James Corrigan (John);Darrell D'Silva (Hook); Adam Gillen (Martin); Susan Hingley (Shadow); Jack Horner(Shadow); Rebecca Johnson (Mrs Darling); Paul Kemp (Smee); Arthur Kyeyune(Shadow/Doc Giles/Crocodile); David Langham (Knock Bone Jones); Douggie McMeekin (Curly); Jordan Metcalfe (Michael); Charlotte Mills (Tink); Mimi Ndiweni(Tiger Lily); Dodger Phillips (Murt The Bat); Laura Prior (Shadow); Rhys Rusbatch(Peter); Patrick Toomey (Mr Darling/Skylights); Harry Waller (Slightly); Lawrence Walker (Tootles); Jay Webb (Shadow) and Dan Wheeler (Doc Swain).
Wendy & Peter Pan is designed by Colin Richmond with music by Oliver Fox and Jason Carr, lighting by Oliver Fenwick. Sound is by Christopher Shutt and fights by Terry King. Movement is by Michael Ashcroft, the aerial adviser is Jack Horner and video design by Ian William Galloway.
PACCAR Room Exhibition - Make-believe: the art of Neverland
In the PACCAR Room, in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, audiences can explore the world of Wendy & Peter Pan through the eyes of artists and illustrators in new exhibition. Generations of children and families have been influenced by the many wonderful illustrations that have been part of the story since it was first published. In this exhibition artists have transformed the story, book and page into new artworks. The exhibition includes work by Paula Rego, Tom Gallant and Béatrice Coron, as well as original costume and stage designs for the RSC production of Wendy & Peter Pan.
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Thu 28 January, 1.15pm – Relaxed Performance
Wed 16 December, 7.15pm and Fri 29 January 2016, 7.15pm – Captioned Performances
Wed 20 January, 7.15pm – Semi-integrated British Sign Language interpreted performance
Sun 10 January, 2pm – Audio Described Performance
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