The enchanting tale of Peter Pan will fly into the Villa Marina this Easter, with support from local firm Auxesia.
Christine Wild Theatre School, the largest in the Island, is bringing the much-loved production to Douglas between 5th- 8th April.
The theatre school has spent months preparing for the show and invested more than £80,000, and promises it to be a spectacular production with stunning special effects.
Performers will glide around the Royal Hall thanks to a specially-designed hoist system being brought over from the UK, and an electronic visual wall will mean the set can change seamlessly between scenes.
Auxesia was keen to support the production and was provided with a ‘shopping list’ of items the production needed to go ahead. After hand-picking a number of things to fund, the firm’s support has amounted to more than £2,500.
Stuart Colligon, Director at Auxesia, said: ‘The show is going to be spectacular and we can’t wait to see it come alive in the Villa Marina Royal Hall. It is a pleasure to support such a progressive and contemporary theatre school, and to help bring the show to life.
‘In fact, there are several parallels with Auxesia’s business ethos. Peter Pan has an eternally youthful energy, which is something we find great pleasure in helping businesses with – nurturing the motivation and excitement they thrived on when they first began, and helping evolve them into sustainable businesses that stand the test of time. ‘
Christine Wild, Founder of Christine Wild Theatre School, said: ‘We wanted to make this production a real showstopper, and the special effects in place will be quite ground-breaking for the Isle of Man. Our performers have been rehearsing non-stop and are all really excited for the curtain to go up in April – as am I!
‘We are incredibly grateful to the team at Auxesia for its support, which will help us to deliver a brilliant production. I would like to thank them on behalf of the performers, the teachers and myself.’
Thanks to the kindness of the author, J M Barrie, who gifted the rights to Peter Pan to Great Ormond Street Hospital 90 years ago, thousands of seriously ill children have been directly helped by this enduring story of magic and never ending youth.
Tickets for Peter Pan are available to buy online from www.villagaiety.com, or by calling the Villa Gaiety Ticket Hotline on 01624 600555.< BACK TO NEWS
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