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Peter Pan remake true to original's spirit

Published:Friday | October 6, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Contributed Joseph Calleja as Pollione (Left) and Joyce DiDonato as Adalgisa in Bellini's Norma.
Contributed Anna Francolini plays the sinister Captain Hook in ‘Peter Pan’.

Imagine taking a tale as old as time then telling it in a fresh and newly imaginative way while remarkably staying true to the spirit of the original. Director of JM Barrie's Peter Pan, Sally Crookson's interpretation of the classic tale is an innovative experience built on the integrity of the original.

The vibrant encore broadcast of Peter Pan is on Sunday October 8, at 11:30 am in the Palace Cineplex.

When Peter Pan (Paul Hilton), leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow during a visit to London, the pragmatic Wendy (Madeleine Worrall) helps him to navigate his way. In return she is invited to Neverland where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook (Anna Francolini), await.

The production, which premiered at the Bristol Old Vic in 2012, focuses on the issue of growing up and motherhood, with the celebration of silliness.

With pirates, fairies, flights and fights, Peter Pan is a thrill for both adults and children alike, which reinforces J.M. Barrie statement that "all children, except one, grow up".

Tickets are on sale at the box office, Palace Cineplex, and via the web at, with any major credit card.