The Barn Theatre have released a first look at their reimagined one-man production of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan starring Waylon Jacobs (Hamilton, Memphis, The Last Five Years), which is running in Cirencester until 3 January 2021.
This new take on the classic tale, adapted by Alan Pollock and co-conceived by Kirk Jameson and Nick Barstow, follows a father in a hotel room, three thousand miles away from home. Desperate not to miss bedtime, he recreates his daughter’s favourite story: an epic tale of adventure, pirates, fairies – a crocodile with gigantic teeth! – and a little boy who refuses to grow old….
The one-man production is also available for schools to purchase streaming links to watch a live performance direct from the Barn Theatre to their classrooms.
This latest digital announcement follows the Barn Theatre’s recent acclaimed stream of their production of Stephen Sondheim’s Marry Me A Little, also directed by Kirk Jameson, and their critically acclaimed digital co-production of Henry Filloux-Bennett’s adaptation of What a Carve Up!, directed by Tamara Harvey.
Barn Theatre Artistic Director and CEO Iwan Lewis said “We are so proud to be launching this digital schools tour. In a year that has been unprecedently challenging for children across the country we are so happy that we are able to still offer schools a chance to make their annual trip to see a live performance at the theatre, albeit virtually this year from the comfort of their classroom.”
The Barn Theatre have also announced plans to make their production available for free to stream to hospitals and care homes over the festive period.