Peter Pan Wings His Way to Canal Walk Theatre this Winter

 Peter Pan flies again! A special treat is in store for Capetonians, as the much-loved story of Peter Pan will be recreated on stage at the Canal Walk Winter Theatre taking place between 25 June and 17 July 2022.  This marks a welcome return of the centre’s annual children’s theatre run, interrupted for the past two years due to a succession of pandemic-related lockdowns and stringent social distancing measures.

In this 2022 magical musical adaption of JM Barrie’s adored classic tale, Peter, Tinkerbell, and Wendy Darling, along with the incorrigible Captain Hook and his faithful side kick, Smee, will ferry audiences to Never Land to be amazed by all its wonders, allowing imaginations to soar unfettered into the realms of storytelling and enchantment, as the battle between Peter and Captain Hook unfolds all around them.

Audiences are also encouraged to dress up as part of the festivities.  This is a great opportunity for budding pirates, fairies etc to get in on the act.

Produced by Fred Abrahamse and Marcel Meyer, expect appearances from a series of Never Land characters that include, mysterious mermaids from Mermaid Lagoon; the beautiful Princess Tiger Lilly and her brave, Panther; the high-spirited Lost Boys and Hook’s band of pirates aboard the Jolly Roger and of course, the crocodile, whose taste for time pieces (clocks and watches) is now legendary. Also joining the cast will be a gathering of life-sized puppets who add yet another fun dimension to this spectacular performance.

Amanda McCarthy, Canal Walk Shopping Centre’s Event Manager says the centre is very excited to be staging theatre again: “We’ve always known that this was a popular and well-attended attraction, proven by the many comments and regrets we received over the past two years when we were unable to entertain the young and the young at heart.  So, we are triply delighted to be able to bring this production back and help audiences visit Never Land and engage with their inner child.

“Children’s theatre plays an important part in developing young minds and in our lives here at Canal Walk, so we’d also like to give a big shout out to the performers, as the entertainment industry was severely hit by these past economic lockdowns, and we know they too, missed the opportunity to bring smiles to audiences big and small.”

A talented, star-studded cast, together with breath-taking sets, magnificent costumes, and several dashing musical numbers, will bring Peter Pan to life – cast will be announced shortly.

In keeping with the tradition of both the author of the novel, who regularly donated profits to worthy causes, and Canal Walk’s own track record for contributing to charitable endeavours, the retail giant will be supporting CHOC (Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa), during this 2022 production of the stage show with R5 of every ticket sold being donated to this amazing institution.

Make a date to escape to Never Land by booking tickets through Webtickets or at the ticket box office at the venue.

Dates:                                                                   Saturday 25 June – Sunday 17 July

Show times:                                                       Tuesday to Sunday at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm

Venue:                                                                 Canal Walk Theatre – Central Court

Ticket price:                                                       Early Bird tickets 13 – 31 May R90 per person

                                                                                31 May – 17 July R100 per person

                                                                                Family package (4+ tickets) R95 per person

Book at Webtickets

Based on the classic play by:                      J. M Barrie

Music and lyrics by:                                     Marcel Meyer

Directed by:                                                Fred Abrahamse


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