This autumn, Scary Little Girls will perform an all-female production of Peter Pan at the Minack Theatre, using the play’s original script.
On Monday 26th September the nationally renowned group – whose last Minack show, Dracula: The Kisses, was a sell-out hit – will commence a five-day run of the much-loved play.
SLG Artistic Director, Rebecca Mordan, said: “Many people think they know Peter Pan, having seen a pantomime or film, or Disney cartoon… but there is simply no beating the original and best version of the story – as J.M. Barrie wrote it in 1904. That is the version we are performing.
“Peter Pan is, to my mind, perhaps the greatest piece of literature in the English canon. It is a tale of magic, humour and pathos – entertaining for children, but also possessing a surprising depth for the more mature audience members to enjoy.”
Staging such a play at The Minack is not without its challenges. As a result, SLG are working closely with a host of local talents – from sound and lighting to puppets and prop design – to ensure the play is the best it can be.
Rebecca continues: “With something for the whole family to enjoy, the play is an excellent opportunity to see a classic piece of theatre in perhaps Cornwall’s most beautiful venue. This production is sure to capture the hearts of those who are familiar with the story, as well as those experiencing it for the first time.”
Peter Pan runs from Monday 26th September until Friday 30th September with matinées on Wednesday and Friday. Tickets cost £11.50 / £9 for adults and £6 / £5 for under 16s and are available from https://www.minack.com/event/peter-pan.
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“The word is out about this lovely performer and her wonderfully warm readings featuring cleverly created characters and witty, satirical or chilling tales! Rebecca Mordan had us alternatively in gales of literary laughter or bewitched with hauntingly sung stories – ever popular and in demand!”
The Cornish Guardian
“The audience lapped up the opportunity to hear such wonderfully chosen, risqué and fascinating literary pieces, wound together so charmingly by Rebecca…”
The Oxford Mail
Notes for editors:
Scary Little Girls Productions (SLGP) is an innovative production hub based in London and Cornwall but which tours nationwide. It is currently an Associate Company with The Theatre Chipping Norton. Its first show was produced in collaboration with the Bristol Old Vic and other partnerships include art, drama and film projects with the South London Gallery, Glastonbury Festival and the Curzon Cinema Group.
Their current UK tour included London, Yorkshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, West Midlands, Oxfordshire and Cornwall.
SLGP has attracted national attention for its sell-out shows, which include “The Kisses”, “Maria Stuart”, “Ladies Cage” and “The Riot Showgrrrls Club”. By popular demand, they recently performed at the Brighton Fringe Festival for a second year and their unique “Living Literature Walks” were warmly praised in the Independent’s “Everybody’s Talking About” feature last summer.
As well as their creative projects, SLGP also ran “Wild Woman’s Hour”, a radio project that allows survivors of domestic violence in Cornwall to make their own monthly magazine show and trains them in journalism, public speaking, interview techniques, editing, IT and creative writing. “Wild Woman’s Hour” has won three national awards in its first year, including one from the European Social Forum and one from the BBC.
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