Hare off to the Playhouse for Peter and friends

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BERRIEDALE actor Samuel French is excited to be taking on the famous role of Peter Rabbit during the April school holidays, helping bring Beatrix Potter’s beloved children’s tales to life at Hobart’s Playhouse Theatre.

As live entertainment returns to Tasmania, audiences of all ages are invited to travel to the wonderful world of McGregor’s farm and join Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck, Jeremy Fisher and more of Potter’s much-loved classic characters.

Weaving Beatrix Potter’s famous characters and elements of her real-life story into an enchanting, family friendly 90-minute show (including interval), ‘The Adventures of Peter Rabbit and His Friends’ is an adaptation by Joseph Robinette, who has previously adapted acclaimed versions of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ (2018) and ‘Charlotte’s Web’ (2021).

The play moves back and forth between the fantasy world Potter created and her own intriguing life story, which saw her overcome a lonely, strict childhood in Victorian-era England to become the most widely read children’s author of all time.

The show also introduces audiences to Potter’s governess, Annie, and her children – for whom many of Potter’s famous stories were originally written.

“The journey of Beatrix’s life is fascinating and you can see how the characters interweave through her imagination,” director Shauna-Lee Ward said.

“The cast and crew are having a ball recreating aspects of their childhood to pass on to a new generation of children!”

So round up the kids, the grandkids or just some friends and join ‘The Adventures of Peter Rabbit and His Friends’ at the Playhouse Theatre from 20 April to 1 May.

Tickets are available now from playhouse.org.au

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