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Ballarat National Theatre presents a dramatised audiobook of James M. Barrie's novel, Peter Pan. This adaptation – directed by Elizabeth Bradford, Olivia French and Marli van der Bijl and featuring a cast of Australian actors – explores the darker themes in Barrie's classic tale and brings them to life with music and sound effects.

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Ballarat National Theatre presents a dramatised audiobook of James M. Barrie's novel, Peter Pan. This adaptation – directed by Elizabeth Bradford, Olivia French and Marli van der Bijl and featuring a cast of Australian actors – explores the darker themes in Barrie's classic tale and brings them to life with music and sound effects.

    Peter Breaks Through

    Peter Breaks Through

    Chapter 1 – The happy home of the Darling family is disrupted by the arrival of Peter Pan, whose visits to the Nursery don't go unnoticed by Mrs Darling. 
    This episode was directed by Marli van der Bijl with Elizabeth Bradford and Olivia French. 
    It features the voices of Matthew Bradford as Narrator, Trillian Sharples as Peter Pan, Anna Bilbrough as Mrs Darling, Barry Kay as Mr Darling, Alana Denham Preston as Wendy Darling, Ethan Bradford & Joseph Appleton as John Darling, James Bradford & Felix Steinwandel as Michael Darling, Casey Withoos as  Liza, Yuki French Walker as Nana, Jack Emond & Jono Lukins as Mary's Suitors and Elizabeth Bradford as Mary's Friend. 
    Sound design and musical direction for this episode by Marli van der Bijl. Attributions for sound and music used in this episode can be found here. 
    The theme song for our production is Nefeli by Stamatis Seraphim. 
    This production was directed by Elizabeth Bradford, Olivia French and Marli van der Bijl and prepared for production by Tyrone Cross, Amanda Mill, Angela Olwyn on behalf of Ballarat National Theatre. Original story by James M. Barrie and adapted for audio by Elizabeth Bradford, Olivia French, Angela Olwyn and Marli van der Bijl. 
    This production was produced on the lands of the Boonwurrung, Wadawurrung and Wurundjeri people. Cast recordings for this episode were made on the lands of the Bunurong, Dja Dja Wurrung, Gadigal, Ngunnawal, Noongar, Wadawurrung, Wangal and Wurundjeri people. Ballarat National Theatre acknowledges and pays respect to our traditional custodians and to their past, present and emerging leaders. 
    Official merchandise for this production is now available on the Ballarat National Theatre RedBubble store. 
    Support our community theatre company and help us create future stories by becoming a member or follow Ballarat National Theatre on Instagram and Facebook.

    • 25 min
    The Shadow

    The Shadow

    Chapter 2 – Scared off by Nana, Peter flees the Nursery leaving his shadow behind. Mrs Darling shares the discovery with her husband, but Mr Darling is reluctant to believe in such a boy. 
    This episode was directed by Elizabeth Bradford with Olivia French and Marli van der Bijl. 
    It features the voices of Matthew Bradford as Narrator, Anna Bilbrough as Mrs Darling, Barry Kay as Mr Darling, Alana Denham-Preston as Wendy Darling, Joseph Appleton as John Darling, Felix Steinwandel as Michael Darling, Olivia French as Nana and Emily Archer as the Smallest Star. 
    Sound design for this episode by Elizabeth Bradford. Attributions for sound and music used in this episode can be found here. 
    The theme song for our production is Nefeli by Stamatis Seraphim. 
    This production was directed by Elizabeth Bradford, Olivia French and Marli van der Bijl and prepared for production by Tyrone Cross, Amanda Mill, Angela Olwyn on behalf of Ballarat National Theatre. Original story by James M. Barrie and adapted for audio by Elizabeth Bradford, Olivia French, Angela Olwyn and Marli van der Bijl.
    This production was produced on the lands of the Boonwurrung, Wadawurrung and Wurundjeri people. Cast recordings for this episode were made on the lands of the Bunurong, Dja Dja Wurrung,  Gadigal, Ngunnawal, Noongar, Wadawurrung, Wangal and Wurundjeri people.  Ballarat National Theatre acknowledges and pays respect to our traditional custodians and to their past, present and emerging leaders.
    Official merchandise for this production is now available on the Ballarat National Theatre RedBubble store.
    Support our community theatre company and help us create future stories by becoming a member or follow Ballarat National Theatre on Instagram and Facebook.

    • 24 min
    Wake Up! Wake Up!

    Wake Up! Wake Up!

    Chapter 3 – Peter returns to the Nursery with Tinker Bell to search for his missing shadow. Unable to reattach it, his frustrated cries wake Wendy. 
    This episode was directed by Olivia French with Elizabeth Bradford and Marli van der Bijl. 
    It features the voices of Matthew Bradford as Narrator, Trillian Sharples as Peter Pan, Anna Faye as Tinker Bell and Alana Denham Preston as Wendy Darling. 
    Audio editing for this episode by Jacob Thompson and sound design by Marli van der Bijl. Attributions for sound and music used in this episode can be found here.
    The theme song for our production is Nefeli by Stamatis Seraphim.
    This production was directed by Elizabeth Bradford, Olivia French and Marli van der Bijl and prepared for production by Tyrone Cross, Amanda Mill, Angela Olwyn on behalf of Ballarat National Theatre. Original story by James M. Barrie and adapted for audio by Elizabeth Bradford, Olivia French, Angela Olwyn and Marli van der Bijl.
    This production was produced on the lands of the Boonwurrung, Wadawurrung and Wurundjeri people. Cast recordings for this episode were made on the lands of the Bunurong, Ngunnawal, Wadawurrung  and Wurundjeri people. Ballarat National Theatre acknowledges and pays respect to our traditional custodians and to their past, present and emerging leaders.
    Official merchandise for this production is now available on the Ballarat National Theatre RedBubble store. 
    Support our community theatre company and help us create future stories by becoming a member or follow Ballarat National Theatre on Instagram and Facebook. 

    • 24 min
    Now, Peter!

    Now, Peter!

    Peter has promised to take Wendy, John and Michael to the Neverland. First, he must teach them to fly.

    This episode was directed by Olivia French with Elizabeth Bradford and Marli van der Bijl.

    It features the voices of Matthew Bradford as Narrator, Trillian Sharples as Peter Pan, Alana Denham-Preston as Wendy Darling, Joseph Appleton as John Darling, Felix Steinwandel as Michael Darling and Anna Faye as Tinker Bell.

    Audio editing by Marli van der Bijl and sound design by Jacob Thompson. Attributions for sound and music used in this episode can be found here.

    The theme song for our production is Nefeli by Stamatis Seraphim.
    This production was directed by Elizabeth Bradford, Olivia French and Marli van der Bijl and prepared for production by Tyrone Cross, Amanda Mill, Angela Olwyn on behalf of Ballarat National Theatre. Original story by James M. Barrie and adapted for audio by Elizabeth Bradford, Olivia French, Angela Olwyn and Marli van der Bijl.
    This production is produced on the lands of the Boonwurrung, Wadawurrung and Wurundjeri people. Cast recordings for this episode were made on the lands of the Bunurong, Dja Dja Wurrung, Ngunnawal, Noongar, Wadawurrung, Woiworrung  and Wurundjeri people. Ballarat National Theatre acknowledges and pays respect to our traditional custodians and to their past, present and emerging leaders. 
    Official merchandise for this production is now available on the Ballarat National Theatre RedBubble store 
    Support our community theatre company and help us create future stories by becoming a member or follow Ballarat National Theatre on Instagram and Facebook 

    • 12 min
    The Flight

    The Flight

    Chapter 4 – The Darling children have taken to the skies with Peter Pan, but flying isn’t as easy as he makes it seem.
    This episode was directed by Olivia French with Elizabeth Bradford and Marli van der Bijl. 
    It features the voices of Matthew Bradford as Narrator, Trillian Sharples as Peter Pan, Alana Denham-Preston as Wendy, Joe Appleton as John Darling, Felix Steinwandel as Michael Darling and Anna Faye as Tinker Bell.
    Sound design for this episode by Jacob Thompson. Musical direction by Marli van der Bijl. Attributions for sound and music used in this episode can be found here.
    The theme song for our production is Nefeli by Stamatis Seraphim.
    This production was directed by Elizabeth Bradford, Olivia French and Marli van der Bijl and prepared for production by Tyrone Cross, Amanda Mill, Angela Olwyn on behalf of Ballarat National Theatre. Original story by James M. Barrie and adapted for audio by Elizabeth Bradford, Olivia French, Angela Olwyn and Marli van der Bijl.
    This production was produced on the lands of the Boonwurrung, Wadawurrung and Wurundjeri people. Cast recordings for this episode were made on the lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung, Ngunnawal, Noongar, Wadawurrung and Wurundjeri people. Ballarat National Theatre acknowledges and pays respect to our traditional custodians and to their past, present and emerging leaders.
    Official merchandise for this production is now available on the Ballarat National Theatre RedBubble store.
    Support our community theatre company and help us create future stories by becoming a member or follow Ballarat National Theatre on Instagram and Facebook.

    • 23 min
    The Island Come True

    The Island Come True

    Chapter 5 – As Pan makes his way back to the Neverland the magical island begins to stir to life.

    This episode was directed by Elizabeth Bradford with Olivia French and Marli van der Bijl.
    It features the voices of Matthew Bradford as Narrator, Anna Faye as Tinker Bell, Evie Ifandoudas as Tootles, Megan Lilley as Slightly, Eloise Keppler as Nibs, Solveig Yen as Curly, Katerina Ifandoudas as Twin 1, Irini Ifandoudas as Twin 2, Emily Archer as Pockets, Alana Denham-Preston as Wendy Darling, Barry Kay as Captain James Hook, Annie Laurenson as Smee, Conagh Punch as Starkey, Paul Canlan as Cecco and Skylights, Jono Lukins as Mullins and Teynte, Fred Preston as Cookson, Scourie and Foggerty, Daniel Lamech as Jukes and Turley Nigel Goodwin as Noodler and Quercus, Jack Emond as Chameleon and Baobab the Great and Kira Yang as Tiger Lily.

    Sound design for this episode by Elizabeth Bradford and musical direction by Marli van der Bijl. Attributions for this episode can be found here.
    The theme song for our production is Nefeli by Stamatis Seraphim.
    This production was directed by Elizabeth Bradford, Olivia French and Marli van der Bijl and prepared for production by Tyrone Cross, Amanda Mill, Angela Olwyn on behalf of Ballarat National Theatre. Original story by James M. Barrie and adapted for audio by Elizabeth Bradford, Olivia French, Angela Olwyn and Marli van der Bijl.
    This production was produced on the lands of the Boonwurrung, Wadawurrung and Wurundjeri people. Cast recordings for this episode were made on the lands of the Boon Wurrung, Bunurong, Dja Dja Wurrung, Eastern Maar, Eora, Gadigal, Kaurna, Ngunnawal, Noongar,  Taungurung, Wadawurrung, Wangal, Whadjuk, Woi Wurrung and Wurundjeri people. Ballarat National Theatre acknowledges and pays respect to our traditional custodians and to their past, present and emerging leaders.

    Official merchandise for this production is now available on the Ballarat National Theatre RedBubble store.
    Support our community theatre company and help us create future stories by becoming a member or follow Ballarat National Theatre on Instagram and Facebook.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

michiTess ,

Captivating

This is a truly wonderful retelling of a classic tale. It is beautifully illustrated with excellent acting and musical accompaniment. I particularly love how the language and story have been updated to suit our modern understanding and standards- so carefully and seamlessly executed that it is difficult to tell where the alterations have been made. Bravo to all involved!

Victoria K ,

Captivating audio dramatization!

I love the different voice actors, it’s so much fun to listen to! I didn’t realize that it was in process still and now can’t wait for the next episode. 😅 Great job!

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