Adapted by Ella Hickson
From the book by J.M. Barrie
Directed by Thomas Morgan Jones
Choreographed by Jera Wolfe
North American Première
“SHALL I TEACH YOU HOW TO FIGHT PIRATES?”
Ella Hickson's smash adaptation of J.M. Barrie's beloved Peter Pan puts Wendy centre stage in a reimagined journey to Neverland, home of Hook and the Lost Boys. Join Wendy Darling, Peter Pan and all your favourite characters in this thoroughly modern adventure that delivers the same unforgettable thrills, spills and fairy dust of the original tale.
Production support is generously provided by The Schulich Foundation.
2024: Wendy in Wendy and Peter Pan and Philarmonus in Cymbeline. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Broadway and San Francisco Companies); Play That Goes Wrong (Neptune); A Christmas Carol, The Party, The Candidate (Citadel); Girls Like That (Tarragon); This London Life (Grand); Boys, Girls and Other Mythological Creatures (Carousel Players). Film/TV: From (MGM), Barbelle (Boss&Co), Marry F Kill (Incendo), Law & Order (Citytv), Murdoch Mysteries (CBC), Hudson & Rex (Citytv), Love's Match (Champlain Spring Prod), In the Dark (CW). Training: National Theatre School. Online: www.cynthiajimenezhicks.com, @cynthia.jimenez.hicks. Et cetera: Thank you Emma and my family for their endless support. I'd like to dedicate this season to all the shooting stars we have lost since 2020. And to Cameron, for teaching me how to fly.
(she/her) Birmingham Conservatory, 2018
2024: Peter Pan in Wendy and Peter Pan and Lady in Waiting in Cymbeline. Second season. Stratford: The Neverending Story, Henry VIII, The Crucible. Elsewhere: I and You (Outlook Theatre), The Secret Garden (Young People's Theatre), The Nails (SummerWorks), Animal Nature (Clay and Paper Theatre). Film/TV: Impulse. Training: George Brown Theatre School, Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre. Online: @jakeruneckles.
(she/her) Birmingham Conservatory, 2004/2005
2024: Malvolio in Twelfth Night and Hook in Wendy and Peter Pan. 16th season. Stratford (selected): Pauline (Casey and Diana), Mary Shelley (Frankenstein Revived), Emelia (Othello), Irene Malloy (Matchmaker), Mistress Page (Merry Wives of Windsor), Mrs. Darling (Peter Pan), Ashley (Virgin Trial), Chrysothemis (Elektra), Helena (Midsummer Night's Dream), Audrey (As You Like It), Chorus Leader (Bakkhai). Elsewhere (selected): 15 Dogs (Crow's); goldfish (Here For Now); Fun Home (Mirvish/Musical Stage Company); A Delicate Balance, Idomeneus, The Heidi Chronicles, Of Human Bondage, The Crucible, The Norman Conquests (Soulpepper); An Enemy of the People, Sextet (Tarragon); Chimerica (Canadian Stage/MTC); THIS, Beckett: Feck It! (Canadian Stage); Top Girls (Segal Centre); 4:48 Psychosis (Necessary Angel). Awards: Dora nominee/winner, two-time Toronto Theatre Critics award winner. Film/TV: The Players (dir. Sarah Galea-Davis), Wilfred (dir. Samuel Davey), The Lake (Amazon), Nurses (Global), Murdoch Mysteries (CBC). Et cetera: For Jnr, thank you.
2024: Tink in Wendy and Peter Pan and appears in Salesman in China. Second season. Stratford: Angel Dumott Schunard in Rent and Mrs. Whatsit in A Wrinkle in Time. Elsewhere: The Wizard in The Wizard of Oz: The Panto (Drayton Entertainment); Miss Understanding in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Stage West Calgary); Derrick in Peter Pan: The Panto (Neptune Theatre); Papa Ogre/Bear in Shrek The Musical (Globe Theatre). Training: Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance, Sheridan College; Wexford Performing Arts. Online: @nestorlozanojr. Et cetera: Love to family, friends, 10 Talent and the Festival. Nestor dedicates this season to all the little fairies - may all your dreams come true with faith, trust and a little bit of pixie dust.
2024: Queen Soldier in Cymbeline and Tiger Lily in Wendy and Peter Pan. Fourth season. Stratford: Cordelia in King Lear, Ginette Ménard in Les Belles-Soeurs and Beth Summers in 1939. Elsewhere: Christine in Where the Blood Mixes (Soulpepper); Ensemble in Reasonable Doubt (Persephone Theatre); Celeste in Think of the Children, Ensemble in Serious Money, Joan and Jennifer in 7 Stories, Ensemble in We came from dust, Banquo and Lady Macduff in Macbeth (NTS); Young Grete in Holy Mothers (SummerWorks); Angel in Nativity (NAC). Film/TV: Delivery, The River You Step In, Ruby Sky P.I. Training: National Theatre School of Canada, Etobicoke School of the Arts. Instagram: @tara.kitty.sky, @taraskybeads. Et cetera: Thank you, ʼanálhzaqʷ, to the trailblazers who paved the way for me to be on stages like this one.
2024: Angelique in La Cage aux Folles and Nibs in Wendy and Peter Pan. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Chris, Mrs (Winter Garden); Angel in Kinky Boots, The Wizard in Wizard of Oz: The Panto, Understudy in Mamma Mia, Buttons in Newsies, Ensemble in Sleeping Beauty: The Panto, Jimmy in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Drayton Entertainment); Beauty and The Beast (Neptune Theatre); Narrator in Notre Dame de Paris (Betty Oliphant Theatre). Choreography: Assistant Choreographer: The Prom, Mamma Mia (Theatre Aquarius); Choreographer at Diamond Tooth Gerties. Film/TV: The Boys, Once Upon A Time, Handmaid's Tale, Full Out, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, Let's Go Luna. Choreography for Schitt's Creek, Slumberland, Canada's Got Talent, Ukulele U, Shakin In Them Boots. Online: @georgeabsi. Et cetera: George dedicates this season to the memory of his grandparents.
2024: Jean-Michel in La Cage aux Folles and Martin in Wendy and Peter Pan. Second season. Stratford: Sir Robin (cover) in Monty Python's Spamalot. Elsewhere: Dracula: A Comedy of Terrors (New World Stages - Off-Broadway); Damn Yankees, Grand Hotel, Oh, What A Lovely War, "Master Harold"…and the Boys, Uncle Vanya, Peter and the Starcatcher, Light Up The Sky (Shaw Festival); Dracula: A Comedy of Terrors, Mythic (Segal Centre); Cabaret (Grand Theatre); The Millennial Malcontent (Tarragon Theatre); Sleeping Beauty (Ross Petty Productions); The Rocky Horror Show (STC); Next to Normal (Clearwater Theatre). Film/TV: Letterkenny, Workin' Moms, Frankie Drake Mysteries, Saving Hope. Training: National Theatre School of Canada. Awards: Toronto Theatre Critics' Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Play (Master Harold… and the Boys). Online: @jamespatrickdaly.
(he/him) Birmingham Conservatory, 2006
2024: Francis in La Cage aux Folles and Pirate in Wendy and Peter Pan. Sixth season. Stratford: Monty Python's Spamalot, Caesar and Cleopatra, Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Pentecost, Of Mice and Men, Othello, Coriolanus, Twelfth Night, Much Ado.... Elsewhere: Baker - Into the Woods (Winter Garden/New Zealand, Dora nom.); Oscar Wilde - The Judas Kiss (Talk Is Free); Jamie - The Last Five Years (Neptune); Emmett - Legally Blonde (Theatre Aquarius); Robbie - Wedding Singer (Stage West, Calgary Critics nom.) Other highlights: The Best Brothers (Western Canada Theatre/TNW); Having Hope At Home (Neptune); A Christmas Carol, The Wild Guys (Grand Theatre); Lucky Stiff, Spamalot (Drayton); Red, Cabaret, The Mousetrap (Aquarius); Sherlock Holmes (MTC); Lies My Father Told Me (Segal Centre); Visiting Mr. Green (Harold Green), Altar Boyz (Angelwalk Toronto). Training: Toronto Met (BFA - Theatre). Awards: Chalmers Apprentice Award. Et cetera: Love to Billy and my family.
2024: Mme. Dindon, Mme. Renaud in La Cage aux Folles and Smee in Wendy and Peter Pan. Fourth season. Stratford: AD: Man of La Mancha, A Little Night Music; Choreographer: Private Lives. Elsewhere: Miss Stacy in Anne, Tanya in Mamma Mia! (Charlottetown Festival); The Villain in the Ross Petty Pantos (5 Seasons); Myth of the Ostrich, Take Care (Here For Now); Kate in The Wild Party, Charlotte in Falsettos (Musical Stage); Mary in Mary Poppins, Fantine in Les Miserables, Alison in Fun Home (Arts Club); Baker's Wife in Into the Woods (Neptune); Velma in Chicago (Mayfield); Rona in Spelling Bee (Belfry); Les Belles-Soeurs (Nat'l Tour); All Shook Up, Bittergirl (Drayton). Direction & Choreography: Kiss of the Spider Woman (Eclipse); My Fair Lady (Bluebridge); Buddy Holly (Chemainus); Out of Order (Drayton); Godspell, Altar Boyz, SUDS (Arts Club). Online: @sjhosie. Et cetera: SJ owns FAWN at 13 York Street (@fawn.overyou).
Birmingham Conservatory, 2022/23
2024: Cornelius in Cymbeline and Tootles in Wendy and Peter Pan. Fourth season. Stratford: Costard in Love's Labour's Lost, Angel in Richard II, Becky in Hamlet-911 and Evelyne Rice in 1939. Elsewhere: Stella in Celestial Bodies (Geordie Theatre); Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet (National Theatre School of Canada); Ensemble in Aqsarniit (Confederation Centre of the Arts, two seasons); Speck in Mistatim (Red Sky Productions - Prologue Showcase). Film/TV: Caitlin in Mohawk Girls (voiceover, four seasons). Training: Dawson College Professional Theatre Program; National Theatre School of Canada. Et cetera: Kanien'kehà:ka from Kahnawá:ke Mohawk Territory. Wahsontí:io dedicates this season to their family and friends. Tsi nèn:we enkonnoronhkhwá:ke.
2024: Babette in La Cage aux Folles and Doc Swain in Wendy and Peter Pan. Sixth season. Stratford: Monty Python's Spamalot, Frankenstein Revived, A Chorus Line (Sheila), A Little Night Music (Mrs.Segstrom), Man of La Mancha, Crazy for You, Sound of Music, Taming of the Shrew, Pirates of Penzance, Elektra. Elsewhere: Mirvish: The Wizard of Oz (Toronto & National Tour), Lord of the Rings (Eowyn), The Producers; Citadel/Theatre Calgary: Crazy for You (Polly), and West Side Story; Drayton: Lucky Stiff (Rita), How to Succeed... (Hedy LaRue), Cinderella (Baroness). Other: Mina Murray in Dracula: A Chamber Musical (INNERchamber concert); Annie in Lies My Father Told Me (Segal Centre). Et cetera: Ayrin is a mama to two incredible kiddos, 5 and 2 years old. She lives in Stratford and also loves teaching Kuundalini yoga...when she has a spare minute!
2024: Bitelle in La Cage aux Folles and Pirate in Wendy and Peter Pan. Stratford debut. Elsewhere (Selected): Charlie in Brigadoon, (Shaw Festival/5th season); Lance Corporal Harold Dawson in A Few Good Men (Drayton Entertainment); Jamal in Escape to Margaritaville (Theatre Calgary); Beadle in Sweeney Todd (Talk Is Free Theatre); David Heard in Choir Boy (Canadian Stage); The Color Purple (Neptune Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Ross Petty Prodcutions); Sousatzka (Teatro Proscenium Ltd/Elgin Theatre). Choreography/Movement Direction: Into The Woods (Talk Is Free Theatre); Blackout (Musical Stage Company); Damn Yankees (Assistant/Shaw Festival). TV: Milo Strange in Murdoch Mysteries, Frankie Drake Mysteries (CBC); The Boys (Amazon Studios); American Gods (Starz). Training: Sheridan College. Instagram: @davidandrewreid. Et cetera: Jamaican (Xaymacan) by birth, Canadian (Kanatan) by choice. David is excited to be making his Stratford debut alongside great friends and colleagues. Thanks to the TH gang!
2024: Mrs. Darling in Wendy and Peter Pan and Liu Jun, Qiu in Salesman in China. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Sarah in The Birds and The Bees, Beckett/Jasmine/Lenore in carried away on the crest of a wave, Connie in The Great Leap, Phyllis in The Shoplifters, Jess in King Charles III, Amanda in 4000 Miles (Arts Club Theatre); Janet in Kim's Convenience (Chemainus Theatre). Film/TV:A Million Little Things (ABC), Superman & Lois (CW), The Good Doctor (ABC), Charmed (CW), Under Wraps (Disney), The Romeo Section (CBC). Upcoming: recurring role in Ellen (new series), 1000xResist (video game). Training: Studio 58. Online: @aggyT. Etc: Agnes is a breathworker and her offerings can be found at www.healingbreathworks.com. Much love to her husband Brahm, her agents Josh and Candace, her director and friend Jovanni Sy for all the magic that has unfolded thus far.
2024: Jacob in La Cage aux Folles and Tom in Wendy and Peter Pan. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Boutons in Cinderella, Charlie/Chadwick and Buddy u/s in Elf the Musical, Merrick and Michael u/s in Peter Pan (Neptune Theatre); Angel in Rent (Rainbow Stage); Nam in A Perfect Bowl of Pho (Toronto Fringe, Patrons' Pick Winner); A Christmas Carol (Magnus Theatre); Cannibal! The Musical (Starvox Entertainment, US première and North American Tour); High School Musical (Theatre Aquarius). Training: 9 Week Conservatory, Fiasco Theater (off Broadway, New York). Online: @verbitty. Et cetera: Pinoy ako. Out and proud. Thank you to my family, to my people, to 10 Talent. Endless gratitude for my husband Richard and his unwavering love and support. Trans Lives Matter. Drag is not a crime. What a dream come true.
(he/him) Michael Langham Workshop, 2010/11
2024: Director of Wendy and Peter Pan. Fourth season. Stratford: Adaptor/Director: A Wrinkle in Time. Assistant Director: The Winter's Tale and The Grapes of Wrath. Instructor: Birmingham Conservatory (eight seasons). Elsewhere: Thomas is the artistic director of Prairie Theatre Exchange, Treaty 1 Territory. As a director, playwright, dramaturg and movement coach he has collaborated on over 75 plays for theatres nationally and internationally. Recent projects include: Director: Feast by Guillermo Verdecchia,The War Being Waged by Darla Contois (PTE). Training: MA, University of Toronto; BA, University of Guelph; Viewpoints and Suzuki Method of Actor Training with SITI Company and the Suzuki Company of Toga. Online: @thommorganjones (Twitter). Et cetera: Heartfelt thanks to Antoni & Keira. For Josie & Gabriel who are my happy thoughts.
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