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Book, music and lyrics by Piers Chater-Robinson Based on the novel by J.M. Barrie

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  • About the Show

    First published in 1985 by Samuel French Ltd, Piers Chater Robinson's Peter Pan Musical is now in its third edition and fourth reprint and has sold thousands of copies in most English speaking countries. In the last 14 years, the show has enjoyed many box-office record-breaking seasons in United Kingdom theatres (including London's West End) and it has also been performed across the world, including South Africa.

    In addition to professional presentations, the work is a favourite with schools and amateur societies and a large number of productions are performed around the world each year.

    Following the West End London production in 1994/95, starring Ron Moody and Nicola Stapleton, Piers Chater Robinson directed the UK national tour and Spring season in Dublin, Rep of Ireland. He also produced the CD of the show album for EMI records.

    In 1998, he directed a new Danish translation of the show in Aarhus, Denmark that went on to break the theatre's 100-year box office record.

    That same year the show was also translated into Spanish and, with a new album recorded and released in Spain, it opened in Madrid's largest theatre and was awarded Spain's Max award for best family musical. Between 1999 and 2001 the show toured throughout Spain.

    October 2001 saw the Dutch premiere, again directed by Piers, which starred the Netherlands' leading artistes Vera Mann and Peter Faber. This production toured the Benelux until mid 2002. Prior to rehearsals, Piers Chater Robinson also co-produced the recording of the new Dutch CD of the show, which is now released on the Universal and Decca Record label.

    2003 saw the Musical's triumphant return to Denmark for the Christmas season, directed again by Piers, where it broke box office records for the second time.

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    Casting Information

    All of the ever-popular characters are here - Peter Pan and Wendy, her brothers John and Michael , their parents Mr Darling and Mrs Darling, Liza the servant, the dastardly Captain Hook and his sidekick Smee, Tiger Lily, the Lost Boys, pirates, indians, Nana the pet dog and, of course, that scary crocodile.

    If doubling is required, the following is suggested:
    Mr Darling/Captain Hook (this is traditional)
    Nana/Crocodile (unless a mechanical crocodile is used)
    Liza/Tiger Lily
    Cecco/Indian Chief
    Bill Jukes/Running Dog
    Cookson/Stalking Deer
    Starkey/Cunning Fox
    Skylights/Bald Eagle
    Noodler/Grizzley Bear
    Mullins/Singing Bull
    Peter Pan
    Androgynous youth, pre-adolescent but with an ageless quality.
    Strong, good looking features. Can be played by a small male or female, slim.
    Pref. max height 5'5 (1.63metres).
    Vocally strong belt voice, (female mezzo soprano / male high tenor)
    Athletic, strong, nimble dancer, stage fighting skills required and not afraid of flying.
    Possible aerial acrobatics using harness and wires.
    Captain Hook
    Doubles as Mr Darling. Playing age late 40s / early 50s.
    Tall: 6ft plus (at least 1.80metres), thin, gaunt, dark features.
    Good comedic skills as well as able to portray a dangerous disposition.
    Stage fighting skills required. Vocally - excellent bass baritone.
    Needs to be fit and move well.
    Wendy
    Playing age 13/14, on the verge of adolescence, would suit young actress who can successfully play down
    Long blonde hair, blue eyes, positive attractive features, graceful.
    Of similar height to Peter.
    The perfect English Rose. Dance skills.
    Vocally strong soprano.
    Also flies' but is not required to perform any aerial acrobatics.
    John Darling
    Playing age 12, would suit 15/16 year-old, small actor who can play down.
    Strong singer.
    A good looking boy, bespectacled, also flies.
    Michael Darling
    Child actor. Playing age 7/8.
    Sweet, bubbly, a likeable boy, full of fun.
    Must be able to sing well. Also flies.
    Mrs Darling
    Playing age late 30s.
    Tallish; pref 5'8 plus (1.7 meters).
    Excellent figure, beautiful, graceful, warm, motherly.
    Exactly as we would presume Wendy's mother to be.
    Vocally - soprano.
    Liza the Darlings' servant
    Can double as Tiger Lily.
    Small; max 5'4 (1.60 metres), attractive/sexy, darkish/American Indian skin type, slim, athletic.
    Very good dancer.
    Vocally - good belt mezzo soprano.
    Nana
    Smallish pirate who is also prepared to play in the theatre dog's skin in Acts 1 & 3.
    Strong, athletic, good singer.
    Vocally - Tenor/Baritone.
    Can also play one of the Indians in the Indian ensemble.
    The Lost Boys:
    The Lost Boys can be played by older children (teenage actors, or small figured actresses).
    They should be dressed in animal skins and should look like an unkempt, dirty group with mud-stained faces;
    all with fine singing voices and abilities to dance.
    They should also be disciplined young actors with a strong ensemble feel.
    TOOTLES
    The leader in Peter's absence, so probably taller than the rest and may even be slightly taller than Peter himself.
    Rather simple but he has a good heart.
    NIBS
    Extremely jovial, everything is a laugh and he has a great time.
    SLIGHTLY
    Conceited, knows very little but considers himself knowledgeable about most things.
    CURLY
    Curly haired (hence name). Rather timid but loyal.
    THE TWINS
    The classical twins; we should not be able to tell them apart.
    Pirates who double as Indians:
    CECCO / INDIAN CHIEF
    Tall, manly, splendid physique. Vocally - Rich bass baritone voice. Good dancer.
    BILL JUKES / RUNNING DOG
    Medium height, tough guy, tattooed, don't meet him in a dark alley. Singer, good dancer.
    SKYLIGHTS / BALD EAGLE
    Good singer/good dancer, good physique.
    NOODLER / STALKING DEER
    Good singer/good dancer, good physique.
    MULLINS / GRIZZLY BEAR
    Good singer/good dancer, good physique.
    ASM / SINGING BULL
    An extra Indian to swell the Indian ensemble, who can be played by an Assistant Stage Manager.
    Pirates who do not double as Indians:
    SMEE
    An oddly genial oldish pirate, slightly cartoonesque,
    grey haired and a little pair of spectacles at the end of his nose.
    A caricature, good comedic skills.
    Smallish, perhaps rather tubby.
    STARKEY
    A restoration fop, quite eccentric and not overly masculine'.
    Something of a coward, who doesn't enjoy fighting or getting his hands dirty.
    Tall, skinny, little muscle.
    Good singer and mover.
    And
    THE CROCODILE
    This should be a wonderful theatrical skin, in no way comedic.
    The Croc should look dangerous and evil.
    Usually played by a spare Assistant Stage Manager during its brief appearances.

    Rehearsal Set

    The Libretto of this work is offered for sale.
    The Vocal Score is available on Hire.

    Orchestration

    1 x Guitar
    1 x Bass
    1 x Drums

    Resources

    Reference Recording
    Video Licence
    Enlarged Orchestratoin
    Pre-Recorded Accompaniment

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