Last Wednesday audiences were flown to Neverland to watch two outdoor performances of Peter Pan by J.M Barrie in the leafy and historic surroundings of St Peter and St Paul’s Church. Families joined Illyria theatre on the Green and brought blankets, chairs, and picnics to watch the open-air shows in style and comfort.
There was something for everyone, with singing, real-flying, and colourful characters. The five cast members had plenty of energy, changing costumes at record speed to play the various characters. When Captain Hook was swallowed up by a giant crocodile the crowd erupted with bellyfuls of laughter and cheer!
Buckingham Town Council were delighted to be able to organise the opportunity for residents to enjoy family outdoor theatre in town and provide complimentary tickets to YC2 – Buckingham and Winslow Young carers group and Ukrainian families currently residing in town and nearby villages.
Councillor Robin Stuchbury, chair of Town Centre and Events committee said “It is always rewarding to see families coming together and enjoying themselves. None of this would be possible without the support of members and staff and the council agreeing our budget to facilitate these kinds of events on behalf of the community we are so fortunate to represent.”