Peter Pan will be South Hill Park’s annual summer promenade show for 2016 with a host of community actors sweeping audiences around the ground of the impressive mansion and grounds. 

The classic story of a little boy who never grows up has been transformed for the production which takes the audience from the Wilde Theatre to the grounds, great for the whole family. 

Mike Aioytis is one of the boys playing Peter Pan himself and said: “It’s touching. Its something that everyone wants.

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“I think everyone wants to be Peter Pan: kids want to be him because he’s a hero, and adults want to be him because he hasn’t got a care in the world.”

Also taking on the role as Peter Pan is Jake Willett, who added: “The topic is something that everyone has to deal with. Everyone has to grow up.”

A big part of South Hill Park’s productions involves a talented team of designers, artists and designers.

Costume designer Anne Thomson said: “This year I thought about the kinds of fabrics that would withstand the rain. 

“We wanted the historical aspects of it, but mixed in with sci-fi and modern stuff to give it a bit of a twist.”

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Audiences are encouraged to bring or purchase a picnic, as this is an integral part of the production, and to dress for the weather!

Peter Pan runs from Friday, August 19 to Sunday, August 21 and again from Thursday, August 25 to Sunday, August 28 at noon and 4pm, with a special 7pm show on August 27.

Tickets with picnic: Adult £26, Child £17.50. Without picnic: Adult £17, Child £13.

Visit www.southhillpark.org.uk for tickets and further information.