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Peter Pan (Musical)

Piers Chater Robinson

Full Length Musical, Drama

8m, 4f, 18m or f

ISBN: 9780573080593

Peter Pan (libretto)
Book, music and lyrics by Piers Chater-Robinson. Adapted from the play by J.M. Barrie

"Magical ..." Daily Mail

"Peter Pan the musical stands up alongside Oliver! and Joseph as one of the best productions for schools." - Sedbergh School, Cumbria

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Description

Full Length Musical

Drama

Adventure, Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences, Christmas/Holiday

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Victorian (British and American)

Settings Of Play -

Flying Tips

Here are some more straightforward suggestions all of which have come from successful past productions – we hope they help you:

● Place the characters on stage risers, flood the stage with dry ice and create the illusion of movement with a spot-lit mirror ball leaving the music to do the rest.

● Create some life-size silhouette puppets which can be held up against a London skyline.

● Get your characters to use scooters on stage in amongst lots of dry ice / fog.

● Use UV light on a totally darkened stage – only the fluorescent costumes of Peter and the children are picked up and glow as they are carried across the stage by figures dressed in black.

● A black star cloth on an empty UV-lit stage stage can create the illusion of the characters suspended in mid-air against the night sky.

● Simply blow some fog onto the stage and use rotating gobos in moving lights to create a cloud-like sky for your characters to “fly” over.

● Employ a couple of see-saws between the nursery beds (with one end of the beam controlled by crew members from behind a black cloth). Use a spotlight to light the characters just from the knees up. Even though the characters only rise a few feet the effect on the audience can be delightfully deceptive.

 

● Place the characters on a black staircase in black out and spotlight them with a projector behind showing moving images of the London skyline.

 

 

Suggested doubling in the cast

 

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/Grizzly Bear

Mullins/Singing Bull

 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Audience Participation/Interactive, Stage Combat, Special Effects

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Fantasy Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Elementary School / Primary, Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Outdoor, Church / Religious Groups, Youth/Camp Programs

Here is all the charm of JM Barrie, of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell, of the children, Indians, Pirates and Lost Boys of Never Land in this sparkling British adaptation, suitable to dramatic and musical societies as well as primary and secondary schools and youth theatres.

The delightful score - for keyboard, 4-piece, 7-piece or 22-piece band - adds to the charm of the original classic and will endear the theatrical fantasy to both old and new audiences alike.

Professional-quality backing track CD also available.

For production photos, music samples and lots more information: www.itmshows.com

 

 

"Magical ..." Daily Mail

"Peter Pan the musical stands up alongside Oliver! and Joseph as one of the best productions for schools." - Sedbergh School, Cumbria

Characters

CASTING

8m, 4f, 18m or f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Features Children, Features Teens, Flexible casting, Roles for Children, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

30 named parts, with opportunities for extras

CHORUS SIZE

Medium

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.

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

 

Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway, Pop/Rock

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

5 Piano/vocal scores
bass
drums
guitar

Extra wind, brass and keys parts, 22-piece orchestral arrangement and backing track CD available. Details on request
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