Families enjoy a swashbuckling outdoor performance of Peter Pan by J.M Barrie

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.”

Outdoor Theatre – Peter Pan

Buckingham Town Council has arranged for an outdoor performance of Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie to be presented by Illyria Theatre Productions on the Green outside St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church, Buckingham on Wednesday 3rd August 2022. There will be an afternoon show at 2.30 pm and another at 6 pm. Tickets are now on sale online which you can purchase from Illyria’s website.
“Peter Pan” is presented by arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

Celebrate summer with a trip from Buckingham to Neverland

Buckingham Town Council have arranged for an outdoor performance of Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie to be presented on the Green next to St Peter and St Paul’s Church this summer. The award-winning Illyria Outdoor Theatre is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. To mark this milestone, they are re-staging popular shows from their back catalogue, including Peter Pan.

This will be the first time Illyria has entertained audiences in Buckingham. “Over the last thirty years, we have performed top-notch outdoor theatre to over a million people across the country,” said Artistic Director Oliver Gray. “It’s a great chance for everyone to come together, enjoy the British summertime and be entertained.”

Peter Pan Outdoor Theatre event poster for Buckingham 2022

Buckingham Town Council are pleased to be part of Illyria’s 30th anniversary celebrations. “Especially after the success of last year’s outdoor theatre show and the pleasure it brought people by bringing families together in a shared activity,” said Cllr Robin Stuchbury, Chair of Town Centre, and Events Committee.

Robin continued, “we are only able to do these events because of the work of our members of staff within the events team do to help facilitate initiatives like the outdoor theatre. Whoever you are, a show like Peter Pan by J.M Barrie is a fantastic event for your calendar, it will be filled with magic and mischief. And, for the first time ever in outdoor touring theatre, it features real flying! It promises to be a fantastic opportunity for Buckingham.”

The event will take place on the Green by St Peter and St Paul’s Church on Wednesday August 3rd, 2022. There will be an afternoon show at 2.30pm and another at 6pm. Peter Pan is presented by arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

Tickets are on sale now, buy online at www.illyria.co.uk