‘REMEMBERING PIRATES’ OFFERS AN ADULT CAUTIONARY TALE
WITH A PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER EDGE
“Take care, lest an adventure is now offered you, which, if accepted, will plunge you in deepest woe.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
Disney sanitised J.M Barrie’s original Peter Pan. Like many children’s books of the Victorian era, the original told a darker story.
Christopher Harley’s Remembering Pirates is inspired by the original J.M Barrie books and offers an adult cautionary tale with a psychological thriller edge.
The children of J.M Barry’s Peter Pan are now adults and their lives are full of pointless responsibility. They long for their care-free childhood of innocent games, fantasy worlds and imaginary beings. As siblings do, they hold different memories of their childhood and different versions of their past. Letting go of childhood can be difficult for some and for those who refuse, it can be dangerous.
Glenn Terry, executive producer said of Remembering Pirates, “Christopher Harley tells an intriguing story and offers profound wisdom. It is one of the most affecting plays that I have ever read”.
Darlinghurst Theatre Company is proud to be supporting the work of a young up and coming Australian writer. Writer Christopher Harley is a 28-year old musician, playwright and intrepid traveler. His most recent travels involved a 1500km solo-walk through the remote villages and mountains along the border of Spain and Portugal.
By Christopher Harley
Director: Iain Sinclair
Production Designer: Alicia Clements
Lighting Designer: Daniel Barber
Composer: Nate Edmondson
Sound Designer: Katelyn Shaw
Cast: Robert Alexander, Fraser Crane, Simon London, Stephen Multari, Emma Palmer
Previews: 16-18 September
Season: 21 September-16 October
Tues-Sat: 8pm, Sun 5pm, Wed matinee: 12 October at 11am, Sat matinees: 8 & 15 October at 3pm
Duration: Approximately 80mins (no interval)
Conc & Groups $38
Under 30 (Tue, Wed & Thu)
*$2 booking fee applies per ticket for online and phone bookings
www.darlinghursttheatre.com or 02 8356 9987 (9.30am-5.30pm weekdays)