Neverland comes to stately house

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

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A magical tale about a boy who won’t grow up is to be performed in the grounds of Boughton House near Kettering.

Chapterhouse Theatre Company is putting on the production of Peter Pan on Tuesday August 9.

It is the unforgettable story of Peter Pan the boy who wouldn’t grow up. Join Wendy, Michael and John Darling on their adventures with Peter, far away on the magical island of Neverland.

There they encounter the enchanting mermaids, magical fairies and the cruellest pirate of them all, Captain Hook.

Rebecca Gadsby, director of the show said: “Peter Pan has been an absolute joy to work on; for few of us adults get the opportunity todelve into childishness and use our imagination.

“Spending days imagining pirate ships, crocodiles, fairies and mermaids has been a refreshing break from the usual historical research and character psychologies.

“For me, using your imagination is what Peter Pan is about; it is a celebration of youth.

“In our world full of immediate internet information, I worry that childhood is being lost earlier and earlier.

“This show does not do all the work for the audience; adults and children alike will have to use their imagination to believe in the show.

“But that’s exactly how it should be in the theatre. But when they do; when they truly let go and believe in the show it will take them on a magical journey into the imagination.”

Tickets for the show cost between £10 and £14 with the gates opening at 4.30pm. The show starts at 5.30pm. People are advised to bring their own rugs or low backed seating.

To book tickets for the event call the box office on 01536 515731, 01604 367997 or from 0871 220 0260 or alternatively by visiting www.seetickets.com