An outdoor stage performance of Peter Pan has been given the go-ahead thanks to a grant from Weymouth Town Council.

Dorset-based company SISATA will be bringing the children’s play to the area in June and August

Plans for this production have been in the works since February however SISATA have been waiting to acquire necessary funding.

Now the company have confirmed the event will be taking place thanks to funding from Weymouth Town Council as part of its community grants scheme. 

Charmaine K, writer and director of SISATA, said: “We're really grateful for the support, especially when funding for the arts is really tough at the moment. Having the means to make this happen will really make a difference to the people we work with.

"We're going to create something really magical and adventurous that audiences of all ages will really be able to get stuck into."

The production will be staged as a community event on June 29 and 30 at Church Ope Cove on Portland. It will introduce local twists to the classic story of the boy who never grows up, including a crocodile puppet based on the fossilised skull of a pliosaur found at Kimmeridge.

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There will also be a four-hander version of the play taking place on August 2 and 8 at Sandsfoot Gardens in Weymouth which will involve audience participation. 

A council spokesperson said: "Weymouth Town Council is providing £750 to the production company to help fund two shows at Sandsfoot Gardens.

"It’s great to be supporting events and workshops like these and we look forward to hearing more details about the community activities and what the shows will be about.”

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