Peter Pan | Dementia Friendly Performance
The Courtyard’s annual panto is back and this time, for the first time ever, it’s…. PETER PAN!
Peter Pan entices the three Darling children to his home in Neverland with the promise of magic and adventures. Meanwhile, young Smee has joined the pirate crew against the wishes of his over-protective Mum, Dede Smee, who follows him to Neverland to make sure he always wears his vest and doesn’t get up to any mischief.
Add to the mix a naughty Tinkerbell, who tries to cause havoc whenever she can, a Hook-hungry crocodile, singing mermaids, flying, magic, song and dance and plenty of laughs.
Will Peter be able to defeat the wicked Captain Hook? Will the Darling children ever get home? Will Ms Smee be able to prevent her pirate son turning into a bad ‘un? Fly with us to Neverland and join in the adventures – second to the right, and straight on till morning.
Adapted from the original by J.M Barrie and by arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital and Samuel French Ltd. £1 per ticket goes to GOSH.
WHAT IS A DEMENTIA FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE?
As the first Dementia Friendly arts venue in the UK, The Courtyard is proud to offer people living with dementia, their families, friends and carers a carefully tailored performance in an environment that is comfortable and supportive so that everyone can enjoy the wonder of the pantomime.
We consider everything from sound and lighting, seating plans, signage and refreshment service. We offer extra flexibility when booking seats, so if you know you need a little extra personal space you can request that the seat next to you remains unsold. A quiet room outside the auditorium is also available if you need some time away from the crowd.
WHY DEMENTIA FRIENDLY?
We know from speaking to people living with dementia that it’s easy to become isolated and to not do things which you previously enjoyed. We hope that by making some sensitive adaptations to the theatre experience, we can welcome you back to The Courtyard or encourage you to try visiting us for the first time. Our aim is to create a dementia friendly community, where people living with dementia are valued and supported. We are proud that over 150 Courtyard staff and volunteers are now Dementia Friends, and have turned their understanding of dementia into action.