Friday, January 15, 2016

Wendy and Peter Pan by the Royal Shakespeare Company

Last week the Junior children travelled to Stratford to see a performance of Wendy and Peter Pan, an adaptation of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan. We had a wonderful experience being transported to Neverland.
Ella Hickson's enchanting re-telling of this classic tale enthralled all of our children. Her adaptation was inspired by the importance of female struggles during the early part of the 20th century. She knew that she wanted it to be Wendy's story, showing that girls can be adventurous and brave. The strength of the Darling family was also important to her especially at a time of loss. An additional member of the family was created and his death led the way for Wendy into Neverland. 
Class 5 children shared their views and all of them were transported into this magical world where they were amazed, transfixed and excited by the incredible scenery and performances.
The girls were excited by the fact that Wendy did not just have to "play mother". She had real struggles and heroics.
It was certainly a superb performance that excited everybody.

Mrs Harman
Grantham Preparatory International School (United Kingdom)

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