There’s a real buzz at Royal & Derngate now that rehearsals have begun for our Made In Northampton Christmas show, Peter And The Starcatcher. We are thrilled to today be announcing our talented cast, who will take you on an unforgettable journey through the Neverland you never knew.
Heading the cast in the role of Molly is Evelyn Hoskins, seen in the lead roles of award-winning musical This is My Family, which toured to Northampton last year, and the musical Carrie at Southwark Playhouse. Micheal Shea makes his professional stage debut as Peter, while Greg Haiste, last seen at Royal & Derngate in A Christmas Carol and fresh from the success of Nell Gwynn at Shakespeare’s Globe and in West End, plays pirate leader Black Stache, with Dan Starkey (Commander Strax in Doctor Who) as his sidekick Smee.
The ensemble cast is completed by Marc Akinfolarin, Lewis Griffin, Ian Harris, Tendayi Jembere, Michael Matus, William Pennington, Sebastien Torkia, Miles Yekinni and Tom Attwood (also musical director).
Part of our Made in Northampton season, this collaboration with theatre producer Paul Taylor-Mills is directed by Luke Sheppard, whose hit production, In The Heights, won three Olivier Awards this year. Luke’s other recent credits include The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ at Curve Leicester, Oliver! at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury, and A Christmas Carol and The Adventures of Pinocchio at The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough.
Winner of five Tony Awards for its hugely successful run on Broadway and one of the most produced plays in America last year, this fascinating and funny prequel to Peter Pan brings one of classic literature’s most beloved characters to life.
In this fantastical and funny adventure, join Starcatcher apprentice Molly as she embarks on a daring mission to stop a precious cargo of stardust from falling into the wrong hands. As well as meeting a very special orphan who helps to solve the mystery of how he became ‘the boy who never grew up’.
Thirteen actors playing more than 100 characters use ingenious stagecraft, inventive storytelling and live music to whisk audiences to a magical world of lost boys, pirates, and mermaids.