Peter Pan

Date 11th December 2021
Society Elgin Amateur Dramatic Society
Venue Town Hall, Elgin
Type of Production Pantomime
Director Amanda Craib
Musical Director Angus Hull
Choreographer Kirsty Anderson
Written By Amanda Craib

Report

Author: Douglas J Clark, Regional Rep

This version of the well known story, postponed from 2020, was written by the Director Amanda Craib and contained plenty of local references to strike cords with, and elicit reaction from, the virtually full house Saturday matinee audience. Principal Boy Lee Whitley was a strong Peter Pan and was nicely matched by Robyn Lean as Wendy Darling. Katy Rodway-Swanson was very expressive in conveying her thoughts and reactions as Peter’s silent fairy friend Tinker Bell. Andrew Sutherland was a handsome but eminently boo-able Captain Hook as he went about his dastardly deeds to capture Peter, ably assisted by Naomi Bunyan as his right hand man Smee and Ian Glover as Gentleman Starkey. Ben Mortimer as the couthy dame, Indian Squaw Mama Cougar, made the most of his comedy lines and in this he was supported by Tiarnan Clarke as kilted Big Chieftain Cougar. Strong support was given by Ally Deas (Tiger Lily), Corvin Kelly (John Darling), Harry Bunyan (Michael Darling), Jase Kilby (Mr Darling), Jacqui Graham (Mrs Darling) and not forgetting Aidan Hyndman as an adorable furry Nana. The singing and movement by the principals and large chorus of Lost Boys and Pirates was very good. The set was simple and colourful as were the costumes. Congratulations to everyone for delivering a most enjoyable afternoon’s entertainment.