Worthing Theatres have partnered with students from Northbrook College to produce Peter Pan inspired projects, in light of The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan at the Pavilion Theatre.

The Production Arts Design students were commissioned to produce a large scale figurine of Tinkerbell, and final year Theatre Arts Costume students were asked to create two outfits, one for Mrs Darling and one for Tiger Lily as part of their final year project.

The Tinkerbell figurine was designed and constructed over the course of 5 weeks between October and November, with the brief to create a figure based on an Edwardian style fairy, not too similar to the Disney Tinkerbell. The sculpture, built up from a period 1950’s mannequin with 240 led lights fitted into the wings, is now on display in the Pavilion Café Bar and will be there until 8 January.

Sadie Anderson, Lecturer at Northbrook College says “The finished result stands at nearly 8ft tall and has a magical quality. The students are rightly proud of their creation and hope it will bring to life the magical aspects of this year’s pantomime.”

Millie and Emma, final year Theatre Arts Costume students, were asked to create a Mrs Darling costume, based on a traditional Edwardian outfit, and a Tiger Lily costume, with Native American Indian elements. After being briefed, they both pitched their initial designs to the Worthing Theatres marketing team in October. They then visited a market in Camden Town to gather specific materials and constructed the dresses throughout November. They are both currently on display at the Pavilion Café Bar, and the aim is that the costumes will then be exhibited in Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, to accompany the museum’s recently launched costume trail exhibition.

Amanda O’ Reilly, Head of Culture for Adur & Worthing Council, says “The students produced two stunning pieces of work. You can see their beautiful attention to detail displayed in both of the costumes and we’re extremely pleased to have worked with them, we’re now looking forward to showcasing these excellent dresses for all to see.”
For further enquiries please contact:
Stephen Sheldrake: Press & Media Officer for Worthing Theatres
P: 01903 231 227 E: stephen.sheldrake@adur-worthing.gov.uk
The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan
Date:    Friday 2 December 2016 to Sunday 8 January 2017
Times:  2 Performances per day, times vary.
Price:    £12.50 to £24.50
Venue: Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 3PX
Box office: 01903 206 206 or online at www.worthingtheatres.co.uk