A cast of fifty performers from Years 7 to 10 have been busy working on the production of Ella Hickson’s ‘Wendy & Peter Pan’ – to be staged on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th July at 7pm! It has been a lively, feisty joy of a show to rehearse but nonetheless a show full of conundrums for its directors. Dr. Barnsley and Mrs. Mochrie can frequently be found deeply involved in debating the questions of the day… How can we make five children fly? How can we create the illusion of a sword fight on stage and achieve an authentic sense of metal on metal combat between Peter Pan and Captain Hook but without anyone getting tripped over? How can we turn our dancing mermaids into fairies and into ghost ancestors of the Picin tribe within the space of a few pages of the script! The answers? We cannot make them fly, but we can use lighting and puppetry to create the illusion! We can use light-weight blunt swords and put our faith in some expert choreography! (Fortunately our performers are very disciplined and take learning new choreographic skills seriously). And we can achieve some quick-fire costume changes with a bit of practice and by having some highly skilled dressers back stage waiting with wigs and costume jewellery! Where there’s a will there’s a way! We would be delighted for you to join us on our magical journey to Neverland as we stage this beautiful contemporary adaptation of the story, first performed by the RSC. Tickets are on sale and are available from reception at lunch times (£7 adults/ £5 children and Senior Citizens).