Waiheke Island Choral Society
P O Box 333, Oneroa, Waiheke Island 1840, New Zealand
|The children’s bedroom in the Darling household|
|The Never Land. A clearing in the middle of a forest|
|The Mermaid’s lagoon. Early evening|
—— Interval ——
|The Mermaid’s lagoon|
|The Indian camp|
|The Pirate Ship|
|The children’s bedroom|
Jessica Ardern / Kieren Russell
Shaman Running Dog
Nassai Herren / Emanuel Orange
Sahara Adams / Dominique Orange
Jack O’Connor Crawford
Jessica Ardern / Sahara Adams
Set Design & Construction
Janet Mayes / Marion Knight
Helen Wilkinson / Jules Ardern /
Jane Rushton / Maya Spence /
Bernard Rhodes / Denny Reid /
Christine Beardon / Colin Beardon /
Front of House
Jeanne Mellamphy / Jan Scott
The set for this production of Peter Pan was made entirely from recycled materials.
A note from the Director...
I was mesmerised by the play Peter Pan when I saw it in London at the age of 8.
The script and characters are enchanting. In directing the Waiheke production I had floods of children (65 came to auditions) and the backing of the Waiheke Choral Society, an amazing group of very talented people, adept at putting shows together.
Peter Pan has two 14-year-olds in the lead roles. Ben and Forrest have to wrestle with the central dilemma of facing growing up.
The set, an inspired concept by Colin Beardon, supports the idea of childhood imagination where a block can be a mushroom, a rock, a part of a house, or a ship’s cannon and then come alive.
The fight scene and the Pirate and Indian dances are additions to the play but bring it to life with some great choreography by Judy Oliver.
I hope our play strikes a chord and lets you free your imagination today for the things you love — for your own neverland.
The Waiheke Choral Society is over 30 years old now and continues to put on major theatrical shows each year as well as several choral pieces. We start rehearsing The Messiah in July for performance in November and welcome anyone to join us. You don’t need to read music. Just come along to Whittakers on a Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. You’ll be made very welcome.
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