New Theatre Royal returns to Victorious Festival in Portsmouth on Saturday and Sunday with a new special Peter Pan Experience.

Set to be the theatre’s biggest production to date, J.M. Barrie’s much-loved book will be transformed into a spectacular family show this Christmas with a stunning cast, beautiful array of sets, costumes and effects. To celebrate the upcoming production, New Theatre Royal will be bringing a taste of Neverland to the Kids’ Arena at Victorious Festival throughout the Bank Holiday Weekend.

With activities for all ages, visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about J.M. Barrie’s wonderful world, from the rooftops of Edwardian England to the depths of the mermaids’ lagoon. In addition to the face painting and arts and crafts, New Theatre Royal’s resident costume designer Naomi Gibbs will be showcasing her visionary costume designs and seamstress skills. Visitors will also get a sneak preview of the spectacular costumes and magical set designs for the theatre’s upcoming Peter Pan production, which has been written and directed by Scott Ramsay, Chief Executive of New Theatre Royal.

Scott Ramsay said:“It’s wonderful to be returning to the Children’s arena at Victorious Festival again this summer. This exciting new experience will give our local audiences a great insight in to not only costume designing - a wonderful aspect of our theatre - but also a taster for what we have planned with Peter Pan this winter.”

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All of the entertainment scheduled in the Kids’ Arena at Victorious Festival is included in the festival ticket price.