Castlemaine Theatre Company bring the story of Peter Pan told in the form of a Pantomime.
4 November – 20 November 2022
A Dame in drag, plus lots of opportunities for the audience to shout at the actors, local references and slapstick humour. A traditional aspect of Panto is that characters from different stories can show up. The script draws on One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest to source a Dame (guess who!), and themes from the iconic movie/novel, are woven through the show (if you love One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, you’ll spot the references).
JM Barrie will no doubt turn in his grave! We will also interrogate outdated aspects of the story, the ‘Redskins’ are replaced by The Castlemaine Magpies, our local footy team, the Pirates are all female, and Wendy is a child prodigy animal psychologist. Our story begins in the youth psych ward of Castlemaine Hospital
…oh yes and there will be a few of your favourite songs – so be prepared to sing along!
Managed by Mount Alexander Shire Council, the Phee Broadway Theatre is located in the heart of Castlemaine's cultural precinct. The theatre was named in honor of Phee Broadway OAM, the Festival Manager of the Castlemaine State Festival for the first 18 years of its life. The Phee is used for theatre productions, live music, dance performances, films, touring shows, conferences and school productions. The Phee can seat up to 230 and shares a foyer with the Castlemaine Library that regularly hosts exhibitions offered to local artists through an EOI process at the start of each year. For a full list of the Phee's facilities, to check availability and to make an instant venue booking, click the 'Hire the venue' button below.