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New Peter Pan sequel comes to Theatre N16 for half-term

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

WRITTEN by Frankie Meredith and directed by Scott Ellis, Finding Peter runs at Theatre N16 from October 23 to October 28, 2017.

Critically acclaimed playwright Frankie Meredith, whose debut full length play Turkey has just completed its run at the Hope Theatre, now tells her twist on Peter Pan, a sequel where Wendy saves the day.

It comes to Theatre N16 in time for half term and is perfect for kids over four (and for those of us who refuse to grow up!).

Finding Peter is directed by Theatre N16 Artistic Director Scott Ellis, who brought family theatre to Theatre N16 for the first time with last year’s critically acclaimed production of The Snow Queen.

If there was one girl in the world who could tell you exactly what Neverland was like, it would be Wendy Darling. Some moons have passed since she and her brothers John and Michael last visited the magical island, but she hasn’t stopped telling stories about it each and every night.

Then one night, when Tinkerbell flies through the window to let the children know Peter is in trouble, Wendy takes the lead in heading back to Neverland to rescue him in what turns out to be her most daring adventure yet.

This is a trip to Neverland via the attic room of the Darling family home, where audiences will encounter pirates, Indian braves, mermaids and of course a few lost boys. And so the advice to young audience members is: bring some fairy dust and happy thoughts and prepare to head to the second star on the right and straight on till morning.

Frankie Meredith has written from a young age but it wasn’t until she was accepted onto the Lyric Hammersmith Young Writer’s Programme that she thought about showing anyone her work. Since then she has had shorts produced at Southwark Playhouse, Old Red Lion, Waterloo East and New Diorama Theatres. In 2015, she was a part of the Soho Theatre Young Writers Lab where the script that would become Turkey was developed. She is currently in the midst of editing a web series Becoming Danish which she wrote and directed.

Tickets: £10, £8 concessions.

Times: October 23 at 7pm; October 24 – 28 at 11am.

Running Time: 45 minutes.