Friday 12 August 2022

Peter Pan: a new musical version of Barrie's story debuts at this year's Stroud Arts Festival

Peter Pan - Stroud Arts Festival
With an impressive history stretching back to 1946 (which means that it is older than the Edinburgh Festival), the 76th Stroud Arts Festival takes place in the town from 19 to 23 October 2022. This year's headline show is a new musical, Peter Pan. 

Peter Pan is a terrifically family story which has been dramatised in many different ways before, however the new musical version has an intriguing take on it. Book and lyrics by the poet and broadcaster Pam Ayres (who lives in the Cotsworlds), and music by Louis Mander, a young composer who has already written several works for the stage. Peter Pan is being presented by music theatre company, Hewletts Opera, directed by Maria Jagusz with the Minpins children’s choir and the work will be narrated by children's author and broadcaster Zeb Soanes.

Other events include violinist David Le Page and the Le Page Ensemble in a programme of Vaughan Williams, and a collaboration between the classical string quartet and a jazz trio, with the Carducci Quartet and the Dave Ayre trio.

Full details from the festival website.

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