Leeds Playhouse have announced a big cast for their annual festive blockbuster which this year is Wendy & Peter Pan.
Ella Hickson’s adaptation of the J M Barrie classic retells the story from the viewpoint of Wendy Darling and has been created in co-production with Japan’s Bunkamura Theatre.
Amber James will play Wendy Darling and previously took the title role of Cressida in Greg Doran’s Troilus & Cressida for the RSC. She’s been joined by Pierro Niel who plays the boy who refuses to grow up.
This trip to Neverland is full of fun and flying set to an epic score by Japanese composer Shuhei Kamimura. Japanese video artistry will be cleverly combined with this classic British story to give the production a unique international shared vision.
“This show comes hot foot from Tokyo where it played alongside the Olympics to capacity audiences and rave reviews,” says Director Jonathan Munby.
It’s a unique cultural hybrid of the very best creatives from both the UK and Japan. It’s a production that has so far been a truly inspiring, international collaboration. We can’t wait to share this fresh new reimagining of a classic with the Leeds audience this Christmas.”
Wendy and Peter are joined by Hope Kenna as Tink, Ami Okumura Jones playing Tiger Lily and David Birrell is back as the dastardly Captain Hook having previously played the role in Peter Pan at the then West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Wendy & Peter Pan, a Leeds Playhouse and Bunkamura production, will run at Leeds Playhouse from 18th November 2021 – 22nd January 2022. To book 0113 2137700 or visit https://leedsplayhouse.org.uk/events/wendy-peter-pan/