Panning for gold on stage

Former Clarkson resident Emma Truffet, right, is one of the twins in Peter Pan – Erin Hight, left, is the other twin and Celeste Underhill is Peter Pan.
Former Clarkson resident Emma Truffet, right, is one of the twins in Peter Pan – Erin Hight, left, is the other twin and Celeste Underhill is Peter Pan.

Written by JM Barrie and directed by Paul Treasure, the play follows the storyline as featured in the film Finding Neverland.

Truffet plays one of the twins who are part of the lost boys.

‘The twins are quite cheeky and do everything together,’ she said.

‘They always follow Peter’s orders but that doesn’t mean they won’t mess around and play pranks on their fellow lost boys.

‘Acting more boy-like is a bit challenging but I’m always up for a challenge.’

She said performing in Peter Pan appealed because she wanted to get more involved in theatre and play a bigger role.

‘A children’s play seemed like a great opportunity and tonnes of fun,’ she said.

Director Paul Treasure described the story as ‘an absolute classic’.

Peter Pan is frequently performed but very rarely in this original version,’ he said.

‘It gives us a good chance to see if it still holds up more than 100 years later.

‘If anything, it’s possibly a little bit more gruesome than we’re used to.’