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Pure Magic Theatre Company performing their production of Peter Pan at the Garage, Norwich in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. Wendy ( Rebecca Howlett ) and Peter Pan ( Oliver Dabbs ) meet.Photo: Steve Adams
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Young performers are taking audiences back to Neverland in a retelling of the classic story by author JM Barrie.
Pure Magic Theatre Company, which is based in Norwich and Acle, is taking to the stage in the city for its new production of Peter Pan, the story of the boy who never grew up.
The show opens tonight and is also being performed tomorrow and Saturday at The Garage in Norwich.
Twenty-year-old Sophie Skyring, from Marlpit, plays Captain Hook’s sidekick Smee in the show.
She said: “Our show is the story of Peter Pan but the characters are different to what people have known before.
“Captain Hook has been changed into a drag queen, the crocodile is a diva, and the Lost Boys are like back-up dancers in the show.”
There are 11 young people in the cast along with about seven young people involved in the production side of things. All of them are aged between about 15 and 20 years old.
Peter Pan is Pure Magic Theatre Company’s third production, and its members are hoping the show will raise lots of money to help sick children who are receiving treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.
“We are all young people so we want to help other young people,” Sophie said.
Pure Magic Theatre Company’s Peter Pan is being performed at The Garage, in Chapel Field North, Norwich, tonight, tomorrow and on Saturday at 7pm.
There is also a matinee performance taking place at 2pm on Saturday. Tickets for the show cost £6 (concessions £5). They can be bought from the Norwich Theatre Royal box office by calling 01603 630000 or visiting the website www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk
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