‘peter panman’ is set in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne in the 1950s. ‘peter’ is the son of the local night watchman or ‘panman.’ He is dyslexic and has a club foot. ‘peter’ is tormented by bullies at school but in his dreams he becomes Peter Pan, eloquent and sure footed. ‘peter’ befriends Christine, an English immigrant girl who is abused by her aunt and uncle. ‘peter’ talks regularly with his dead mother, Sylvie; particularly after being bullied by his chief tormentor Brian Cook (Captain Hook in peter’s dreams). By the end of the play ‘peter’ becomes more like his dream character and finally starts to write his name using capital letters. The play is suitable for performance by professional theatres, Theatre in Education companies, youth theatres and secondary school students.

  • theatre for young people
  • 80
  • 8 total
  • 3 female identifying, 5 male identifying
  • history
  • 12 to 16, 16 to 18, 18+
  • teen, young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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