Rehearsals for the forthcoming production of Peter Pan are well under way.
The performance of Peter Pan will celebrate the official re-opening of the refurbished and much improved theatre, following extensive repair works after damage received in Hurricane Ivan, 2004.
Although the Playhouse has been active over the last year putting on small-scale productions and club nights by means of a creative temporary stage, Peter Pan will be the first major play which will utilise the theatre’s new and extended stage, which features a heightened ceiling and sprung floorboard.
The play will be the most expensive put on by The Prospect Playhouse and, thanks to the heightened ceiling over the stage area, will feature flying scenes whereby actors and actresses ‘fly’ across the stage by means of a harness. A specialist team from the US is being flown in to manage these scenes which are being performed for the first time in Cayman.
Rehearsals have been under way since 15 January, and the play’s director, Colin Wilson, said that so far they have been going extremely well.
‘Everyone in the cast is coming together really well and many have already learnt their lines. Everyone is thoroughly looking forward to opening night.’
Peter Pan will open Wednesday, 15 March with a performance at 7pm. Originally slated to open 9 March, opening night was put back to avoid coinciding too much with Rundown, the annual comedy revue. Performances had also been scheduled for 7.30pm, however have been moved forward to 7pm to avoid traffic congestion.
Castings for the play took place early January. Hook will be played by Martin Tedd, Peter Pan by Janine Moss, Wendy by Angelica Borden, Smee by Maria Kennedy, John by Melanie Ebanks and Michael by Danielle Borden and features Linda Rayner as choreographer and Chris Bowring as musical director.
In total, Peter Pan will feature a cast of 45, ranging in age from as young as six up to 50.
‘The beauty of Peter Pan is it enables all ages to act together on stage. It will be a fantastic performance and a great way to officially open the Playhouse,’ Mr. Wilson added.
Wednesday, 15, 16, 17, 18 March at 7pm.
Sunday 19 March at 3pm.
Wednesday 22, 23, 24, 25 March at 7pm.
Sunday 26 March at 3pm.
Thursday, 30, 31 March at 7pm.
Saturday, 1 April at 3pm and 7pm.
Sunday, 2 April at 3pm.
Tickets are available from Phillips Electrical on Shedden Road or from the box office by calling 949-5053. Tickets cost $20, $10 for children 16 and under.