TAKE ME TO NEVERLAND /
7.30PM, 16th November – 20th November, 2022
Bearfoot Theatre and The Lock-Up Present a New Original Play based on J.M. Barrie’s ‘Peter Pan’.
TAKE ME TO NEVERLAND
16-20 NOVEMBER 2022
7.30PM VIEWING OF THE LOCK-UP’S PLAYGROUND AND BAR OPEN
8PM PERFORMANCE BEGINS
Trapped in an institution and unable to fly, Peter struggles to distinguish between real and make-believe. Nine years prior, he teaches the lost children in a London orphanage to fly. Can he escape the looming crocodile and will they ever grow-up if Peter wants them to stay young and lost forever?
TAKE ME TO NEVERLAND follows Peter across nine years, jumping between two key stages of his life; 10 years old in an Orphanage (1902) and 19 years in an Asylum for the Criminally Insane (1911). The truth of Peter’s past is revealed and the children suffer the consequences of believing his stories. This production cleverly deconstructs a classic children’s tale to tackle darker themes through familiar and accessible characters. Through Peter’s story, TAKE ME TO NEVERLAND examines not only the prejudice and abuse against ‘mad’ institutionalised patients in the past, but also the stigma which still exists around health today.
Warnings: Mature themes including images and references to violence, abuse, mental illness, suicide and psychological trauma.
Written by Riley McLean
Adapted from J.M Barrie’s ‘Peter Pan’
Directed by Samuel Jenkins
TICKETS $28 concession/low income | $35 Adult
- 7.30PM Wednesday 16 November 2022
- 7.30PM Thursday 17 November 2022
- 7.30PM Friday 18 November 2022
- 7.30PM Saturday 19 November 2022
- 7.30PM Sunday 20 November 2022
Duration: 95 Minutes (no interval)
ABOUT BEARFOOT THEATRE
Bearfoot Theatre is the Hunter Region’s leading queer-identifying theatre company and specialises in the development of original work. The not-for-profit organisation is managed by a diverse collective of young theatre practitioners who develop theatre without creative limitations. Bearfoot has a mission to produce unique works of theatre which focus on current themes, challenge audiences and give a voice to young and diverse artists. Bearfoot assists the development of local writers by providing opportunities to workshop their scripts and generating an inclusive community of creatives from all facets of the industry, fostering opportunities for them to apply their skills in a safe, supportive and professional setting.