Peter Pan on screen at the Manning Entertainment Centre

From stage to screen: Anna Francolini as Captain Hook and the Peter Pan company. Photo: Steve Tanner.
From stage to screen: Anna Francolini as Captain Hook and the Peter Pan company. Photo: Steve Tanner.

Curtain Call

The boy who never grew up on screen

Don’t forget that we have a beautiful OnScreen film next Tuesday that will delight one and all in the family.  The National theatre Live film of ‘Peter Pan” screens at 10am and 7pm, and the critics and public have loved it!

(Five stars) ‘Spellbindingly imaginative. A dazzling production,’ said the Radio Times, and even from the production stills you can tell it’s something really special. Pictured is Anna Francolini as their female Captain Hook (photo by Steve Tanner)! 

I can’t wait to see what she does with that role. There are two sessions at 10am and 7pm and it’s certainly a family friendly OnScreen, and a great way to wrap up our 2017 season of National Theatre Live films. See you there!

Willy, Roy, Simon AND Garfunkel

In March 2018 we have a show that focuses on two different duos in one big show.  Willy Nelson, Roy Orbison, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel get together in a homage to the great sonsgters of the 20th Century. On the Road Again, To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before, Always on my Mind, Seven Spanish Angels, Pretty Woman, Crying, Running Scared, Only the Lonely. The story begins when, during a Willie Nelson concert, Roy appears for one final unforgettable performance. Share the highs, lows, laughter and sadness of their lives. John Robertson and Mark Shelley channel Willie and Roy. Their appearance, voices, manner and’spirit’ of Willie and Roy are uncanny. Even the most conservative of audiences laugh, clap, sing and, most of all, believe.

The second half of the show takes on Simon and Garfunkel. Simon and Garfunkel’s music remains timeless, etched in the memories of those they touched at the time, and the generations since who have discovered their songs. Their close vocal harmonies and stirring songs penned by Paul Simon reflected the mood of the 60’s and defined the term ‘folk rock’.

With record sales in excess of 70 million, and 10 Grammy Awards, their at times rocky personal relationship seemingly at odds with their inspired musical partnership.

‘Simon and Garfunkel - The Concert’ is inspired by their remarkable reunion concert in Central Park New York 1981. A nostalgic, fun, story filled performance that will touch you and transport you back to where you were, and what you felt, when you first heard their music. Playing March 9 at 7.30pm.