Escape on a balletic trip to Neverland this Festive Season

Escape on a balletic trip to Neverland this Festive Season

Join Cape Town City Ballet and a cast of 50 children on a journey to Neverland, to the Mermaid’s Lagoon and to the Lost Boys’ Tree House and have an adventure on Captain Hook’s ship, the Jolly Roger, in the production ‘Peter Pan and Tinkerbell’.
Featuring children from studios in and around Cape Town, with artists of Cape Town City Ballet, ‘Peter Pan and Tinkerbell’ is showing on the Artscape Theatre stage from December 16, until January 8.

Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, has once again come to the window of Wendy Darling to listen to her stories. This time he is taking Wendy and her brothers, John and Michael, back with him to Neverland, where every day is an adventure with Red Indians, Mermaids, Stars and Pirates and where children never have to get older.
Go along and meet the mischievous Tinkerbell, who travels in her very own air balloon to the Northern Star and beyond, and be frightened by the Crocodile, who will eat you alive if you get in his way.

‘Peter Pan’, the ballet, was first seen in Cape Town in 1981, choreographed by the late Pamela Chrimes for the University of Cape Town Ballet School. The 2012 version, repeated this year, was produced and choreographed by the CTCB’s Artistic Director, Robin van Wyk, whose previous works for younger dancers included ‘Robin Hood’ (2005), ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (2006) and ‘James Bond’ (2007) with the CTCB, and ‘The Ugly Duckling’ (2008), ‘Alice in Wonderland’ (2009) and ‘The Sleeping Princess’ (2011) for Port Elizabeth’s Friendly City Youth Ballet and The East London Youth Ballet.

* Tickets are R110 and R120 and can be booked at Computicket; or by calling Artscape Dial-a-Seat on 021 421 7695,
For dates and times of performances, visit www.capetowncityballet.org.za.