MY FRIEND PETER
Director: Leonie Marzecki
Writer: Casey Jay Andrews
Theatre Company: HookHitch Theatre
MAC Birmingham, The Egg - Theatre Royal Bath, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Arts Theatre London, South Hill Park Arts Centre
My Friend Peter is a family friendly folk musical for all those who seek big adventures in little places. The play follows Beatrix as she makes her journey through the uncharted water of a life most unexpected and tells the story of her loves, losses, struggles and triumphs of one of the most celebrated authors in children’s literature. Her imagination comes alive on-stage accompanied by rousing folk-music, but the fantasy unravels when cruel twists of fate uncover a bitter-sweet reality behind the magic.
2016 marked the 150th anniversary of Potter's birth; HookHitch embarked on a UK tour of My Friend Peter in 2016 to commemorate the life and work of this influential and trailblazing woman.
REVIEWS, AWARDS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
"A SHOW FOR BOTH THOSE WHO LOVE STORIES AND THOSE WHO LOVE FINDING OUT ABOUT STORYTELLERS"
The British Theatre Guide
"A PRODUCTION WITH A HUGE AMOUNT OF HEART AND CHARM, THE KIND OF THING WHICH REALLY WILL APPEAL TO AUDIENCES OF ALL AGES"
"A BEAUTIFULLY STRUCTURED PIECE...VERY ACCOMPLISHED THEATRE MAKING"
The Theatre Guide