Shiver Me Timbers! There was swinging in the rigging and dastardly deeds on the deck as pirates stormed the Lord Nelson Tall Ship to get into character for this year’s The Point’s Christmas production Peter Pan.
The young actors, part of The Point Youth Theatre company, acted out scenes from the magical swashbuckling show onboard the Jubilee Sailing Trust Tall Ship, currently moored in Southampton Docks, in preparation for the festive production that will be staged at the Eastleigh theatre from December 16 to 21.
Peter Pan is J M Barrie’s enchanting tale of the little boy who never grew up. The Point’s production features skulduggery on the high seas, feisty fairies, a ticking crocodile with a score to settle and Peter, a boy with age issues, who will all help to take audiences on an unforgettable journey.
Point Youth Theatre director Daniel Hill said: "We are delighted that the Jubilee Sailing Trust gave us permission to use the Lord Nelson. It is a truly incredible vessel, perfect for setting the stage for Peter Pan. We feel very privileged to have been allowed access to her.
As for our production, it promises to be the perfect Christmas treat for all the family. It has something for everyone – including an amazing set, spectacular lighting and costumes and original music by internationally-acclaimed composer Ivan Stott. It will be perfect way to celebrate the festive season."
Sarah Davies from the JST said "We are very pleased to be able to support the local community by making our ships available whenever possible for organisations such as The Point to use in a way that is helpful to them".
For more details about The Point’s production of Peter Pan, visit www.thepointeastleigh.co.uk
or call 02380 652333.