Primary roles for Pan
NEWMAN College students from years 5 to 12 are telling the worldrenowned story of Peter Pan this week.
This marks the first time in the college’s history where Year 5s and 6s have joined its annual production.
The students will bring to life the story of Peter and his fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, who visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars.
Production director Bethwyn Legg said the younger students brought a new and different energy to the production.
“We have done a production with the primary school students included in the cast, so that is an exciting aspect for this year having some little ones in there,” she said.
“We were due to for a play and we decided this will be a good one to be able to involve our kids and building our community.
“I am not a primary-trained teacher but it is really enjoyable because they have got energy and eagerness for everything.”
Ms Legg said there were about 63 students in the cast and hundreds of others who helped with set painting, make-up and backstage.
“There is only a week and a half to go, so we are still madly set painting,” she said last week.
“We are basically getting down to the nitty gritty of the rehearsals… we are getting all the sets finished so that they can rehearse like it is going to be on the night.”
The production will be held from May 10 to 12 at 7pm in the Newman College Marist Auditorium. Tickets at www.trybooking.com.
Peter Pan production cast.