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15 October – 3 November 2024

Before Neverland there was an island. Before Captain Hook, a moustachioed pirate. Before Wendy, her mother Molly. Before Peter, a nameless orphan. Peter and the Starcatcher, the smash hit Broadway production and winner of 5 Tony Awards, will have its Australian premiere, touring nationally from 2024. Originally developed by Disney Theatrical Group, written by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, The Addams Family), with music by Wayne Barker, this all-new production is directed by David Morton (Holding Achilles, The Wider Earth). Reimagined by Dead Puppet Society, acclaimed for creating visually astounding worlds, this highly anticipated version of Peter and the Starcatcher blurs the lines between reality and fantasy, traversing oceans of mystical mermaids, and lands of curious creatures. Experience the joy of this theatrical spectacle with over 100 unforgettable characters, puppetry, live music, and technical wizardry - jump onboard this epic pre-Pan voyage and discover the untold story of Neverland. Hook tickets now! “You must experience it for yourself” – New York Times “An absurdly funny fantastical journey” – Entertainment Weekly “A blissful exercise in the make believe.” – New York Times “A Rollicking Good Time.” – Entertainment Weekly “Spectacle, wit, and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine * Quotations: original Broadway production

Show details:

Synopsis

15 October – 3 November 2024

Before Neverland there was an island. Before Captain Hook, a moustachioed pirate. Before Wendy, her mother Molly. Before Peter, a nameless orphan.

Peter and the Starcatcher, the smash hit Broadway production and winner of 5 Tony Awards, will have its Australian premiere, touring nationally from 2024.

Originally developed by Disney Theatrical Group, written by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, The Addams Family), with music by Wayne Barker, this all-new production is directed by David Morton (Holding Achilles, The Wider Earth).

Reimagined by Dead Puppet Society, acclaimed for creating visually astounding worlds, this highly anticipated version of Peter and the Starcatcher blurs the lines between reality and fantasy, traversing oceans of mystical mermaids, and lands of curious creatures.

Experience the joy of this theatrical spectacle with over 100 unforgettable characters, puppetry, live music, and technical wizardry – jump onboard this epic pre-Pan voyage and discover the untold story of Neverland.

Hook tickets now!

“You must experience it for yourself” – New York Times

“An absurdly funny fantastical journey” – Entertainment Weekly

“A blissful exercise in the make believe.” – New York Times

“A Rollicking Good Time.” – Entertainment Weekly

“Spectacle, wit, and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

* Quotations: original Broadway production

Dates & Times

Tuesday 15 October 2024, 7.30pm

Wednesday 16 October 2024, 7:30pm

Thursday 17 October 2024, 7.30pm

Friday 18 October 2024, 7.30pm

Saturday 19 October 2024, 2pm & 7.30pm

Sunday 20 October 2024, 1pm

Tuesday 22 October 2024, 6.30pm

Wednesday 23 October 2024, 7pm

Thursday 24 October 2024, 7.30pm

Friday 25 October 2024, 7.30pm

Saturday 26 October 2024, 2pm (Live Captioned & Audio Described with Tactile Tour at 1pm) & 7.30pm

Sunday 27 October 2024, 1pm & 6.30pm

Tuesday, 29 October, 6.30pm

Wednesday, 30 October, 12pm (Schools Performance) & 7pm

Thursday, 31 October, 7.30pm

Friday, 1 November, 7.30pm

Saturday, 2 November, 2pm & 7.30pm

Sunday, 3 November, 1pm

Details

PRESENTED BY:
A Dead Puppet Society, Glass Half Full Productions, JONES Theatrical Group and Damien Hewitt Production

CATEGORY:
Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 150 minutes, including interval.

ACCESS:
The Saturday 26 October 2024, 2pm performance will be Audio Described & Live Captioned. | PROMO CODE: CAPTION

WARNINGS:
This performance may contain strobe lighting and haze effects.

AGE SUITABILITY:
This performance is suitable for audiences aged 10+ (or with parental discretion), and those who never grew up.

LATECOMERS:
For most performances, latecomers cannot be admitted until a break in the performance. Please allow plenty of time to cover traffic and parking delays.

VENUE:
The Playhouse
SEATING PLAN
ACCESS INFORMATION

About Dead Puppet Society

Dead Puppet Society is an international production house and design-led theatre company. They combine timeless craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology to create deeply imaginative experiences wrought with spectacle and wonder.

Recent box office hits include Holding Achilles, The Wider Earth, Ishmael, Laser Beak Man and Storm Boy. They also create captivating activations for events and public spaces, from open-air performances and large-scale installations, to one-of-a-kind, laser-cut artefacts and exquisite, custom-made sculptures. 

Dead Puppet Society has a Gallery and Fabrication Workshop space in Woolloongabba, Brisbane.

Credits

Dead Puppet Society, Glass Half Full Productions, JONES Theatrical Group and Damien Hewitt Production

CREATIVES

Written by Rick Elice

Music by Wayne Barker

Director and Designer: David Morton

Musical Director and Additional Music by James Dobinson

Movement Director: Liesel Zink

Lighting Designer: Ben Hughes

Costume Designer: Anna Cordingley

Sound Designer: Matthew Erskine

Casting Director: Michael Topple

Creative Producer: Nicholas Paine

Associate Director: Matt Seery

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