Critically acclaimed playwright Franke Meredith, whose debut full length play Turkey has just finished running at the Hope Theatre, now tells her twist on Peter Pan, a sequel where Wendy saves the day, in time for half term and perfect for kids over 4 (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 were one girl in the world who could tell you exactly what Neverland was like, it would be Wendy Darling. Some moons have passed since her and her brothers John and Michael last visited the magical island, but she hasn’t stopped telling stories about it each and every night.
When one such night Tinkerbell flies through the window to let the children know it’s Peter who is in trouble this time, Wendy takes the lead in heading back to Neverland to rescue him and we’re asking you to join her on her most daring adventure yet.
This is a trip to Neverland via the attic room of the Darling family home, where you will encounter pirates, Indian braves, mermaids and of course a few lost boys. Bring some fairy dust and happy thoughts as you prepare to head to the second star on the right and straight on till morning.
Frankie’s debut full length play Turkey has just finished a three week run at The Hope Theatre in Islington. She 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 writing. Since then she has had shorts produced at the 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. Frankie is currently in the midst of editing a web series Becoming Danish which she wrote and directed.
Finding Peter is at Theatre N16 October 24th – 28th at 11am.