Peter Pan – The Musical

by Piers Chater-Robinson
Based on the novel by J. M. Barrie

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Show dates: 19th – 21st January 2017

Auditions: Sunday 4th September 2016

Peter Pan is a flight of the imagination where dreams exist in a kaleidoscope of magic and mystery. Casting will reflect this fantastical topsy-turvy world where gender and age are interchangeable.

Named Roles

Open to adults and any young person in School Year 9 or above

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m.

Venue: Small Hall, Chipperfield, The Common, Chipperfield, WD4 9BS

Character            Part Size    Singer     Dancer          Notes
Peter Pan Lead Strong Strong Can be played by a male or female
Androgynous with an ageless quality
Big and colourful personality with a hugely positive outlook
Bold and invincible, boastful and careless and claims greatness
Selfish, forgetful and self-centred.
Peter can never grow up
Wendy Lead Strong Yes Elegant. The perfect English Rose. Unlike Peter, Wendy does grow up.
A happy child who enjoys stories and fantasising and has little appetite for adulthood.
But in Neverland she’s content to play ‘Mother’ and innocently flirts with Peter.
She starts to realise that adulthood may have its rewards
Captain Hook Lead Strong Moves well Has a dangerous disposition. Scary with an irrational fear of the sight
of his own blood and the crocodile.
Unpredictable. Toff turned rogue. Opportunity to display comedic skills
Mrs Darling Major Yes   Eccentric. Long suffering. Loving.
Mr Darling Major Yes   Eccentric. Stuffy. Short-tempered. Loving.
John Darling Major Yes    
Michael Darling Major Yes    
Smee Support     Pirate. Oddly genial man, eccentric, fun-loving, jester.
Opportunity to display comedic skills
Tiger Lily Support   Strong Opportunity for strong solo dance
Indian Chief Support Yes    
Liza Support     The Darlings’ Servant
Nana Support   Mime Nursemaid and dog!
Shadow* Support Mime
Tinkerbell* Major Mime Very strong expressive mime/mover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* The named rolls of Shadow and Tinkerbell will be cast from within the entire ensemble.

There are likely to be opportunities for doubling.

You can listen to the songs here and
see who sings them here

See the draft Rehearsal Schedule here

What you should prepare

For a singing role please prepare a song (not necessarily from Peter Pan) that’s appropriate to the character and shows-off your singing range. You’ll be unaccompanied unless you provide a backing track or sing a song from the show.

For an acting role, please identify any part of the dialogue appropriate to the character (others will read with you).
You are also likely to read other sections of dialogue from the script.

A perusal script (which cannot be printed) can be downloaded here.

  • As a copyrighted document, it must only be used in preparation for the audition.
  • If you wish to print the odd page, use the Windows Accessory Snipping Tool to save an image of a page.
  • Paste the image into a word processor and print.
  • If you don’t have the Snipping Tool or something similar, save a copy of your screen (hold down the Alt key and press the Prt Scr Key). Paste the image into a word processor, crop and print.

Selected scenes (which can be printed) can be downloaded here.

If cast, the membership fee is £10 per child and £15 per adult. Scripts are an additional £10.

Chorus, Dancers and Supporting Roles

Open to any young person in School Year 3 and above

Audition Date: Sunday 4th September

Time: 02:00 p.m. to 04:00 p.m.

Venue: Small Hall, Chipperfield, The Common, Chipperfield, WD4 9BS

Pre-registration

Parents of children wishing to audition should, if at all possible, pre-register. This will substantially help with administration on the day and throughout the production. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the following details: (e-mail link is now fixed - sorry)

  • Child’s Name
  • Child’s Date of birth
  • Child’s Gender
  • Parent’s Name
  • Parent’s Phone number
  • Parent’s e-mail address (if different from the one used to pre-register)
  • Alternate Emergency Telephone Number

Casting

I am casting a team of about 20 all-rounders – singers, dancers and actors.

Selection will depend on how you present yourself; your personality, your imagination, your energy, your behaviour, your ability to take instruction and how you work as part of a team. A minimum standard of singing and dancing is also required.

If selected to join the Chorus you will be part of the Lost Boys, Pirates and Indians and may also be asked to help create the various illusions that occur during the show.

What to expect

Please arrive promptly and ask your parents to stay for the first 10 minutes.

I’ll introduce myself and the team. I’ll tell you and your parents about the show, what to expect of rehearsals, the rehearsal schedule and the performance dates. I’ll also tell your parents how they can help and who they should contact with any questions.

Draft Rehearsal Schedule

Please wear something comfortable that you’ll happy to roll around on the floor in.

Come along with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude and to have fun.

You will be invited to take part in a series of games and acting tasks. You’ll also sing and dance in groups.
You won’t be asked to do anything you don’t want to do.

Membership

If cast, the CTG membership fee for a child is £10.

Stage Management

If you're interested in helping backstage, please come along to the 11:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m. session.
(This is open to anyone in School Year 9 or above)

Looking forward to what I promise will be tremendous fun.

Stuart Mead

Who sings what?
Whosingswhat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Draft Rehearsal Schedule

Schedule

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