Production is set to fly high

Ilkeston Theatre Company are set to soar to spectacular new heights for their latest production.

Work is already underway in the large marquee at Seven Oaks Inn, Lows Lane, Stanton-by-Dale, to put in a new stage, complete with rigging, which will enable several characters to actually fly across the stage.

Jovial landlord at the Seven Oaks Inn Ryan Pound will don lipstick and high heels to play the part of Tiger Lily, leader of the Redskins.

Based on the classic book, this version, written by James Barry, has many familiar characters and sees Peter Pan (played by Rachael Flewitt) and his companion Tinkerbell (Louise Bradley) transporting Wendy (newcomer Penny Courtney) and her brothers to Neverland.

Here they meet the lost boys, Myrtle the mermaid (Jenni Walker), Tiger Lily and her friends. However, Peter is being pursued by the wicked Captain Hook (played with relish by Ben Mills), who is not as “armless” as he first appears.

Fortunately for our hero, there is a hungry crocodile keen to turn Captain Hook into a light snack. Will Captain Hook succeed in his plans for Peter, or will the crocodile manage to disarm him?

To find out you will have to come along to the large marquee Seven Oaks Inn, Stanton-by-Dale, on one of the following dates.

Friday, November 27, at 7.30pm; Saturday, November 28, at 7.30pm, Sunday, November 29, at 4pm, Friday, December 4, at 7.30pm, Saturday, December 5, at 2.30pmand 7.30pm.

Tickets (now available at the Seven Oaks Inn) are £10 with concessions at £8.50. Group discounts are also available. For further information or to book tickets contact the box office on 0115 932 3189, email enquiries@ilkestontheatrecompany.co.uk or go to www.ilkestontheatrecompany.co.uk

n Ilkeston Theatre Company will also be holding a raffle on the show nights for Canine Partners who train dogs to help transform the lives of people living with disabilities.

If you have ever fancied joining a theatre company, come along any Wednesday to the United Reformed Church Hall from 8pm until 10pm.