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Family Tour of JM Barrie’s Favourite Theatre

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Date: 8th April - 9th April
Time: 12pm, 2pm & 3pm A PPMBT event
Venue/Location: Theatre Royal, Dumfries
Price: Free please arrive 15 minutes before start time

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Travel back in time and let J.M. Barrie take you on a tour through the theatre that inspired his love of the stage-and led him to write his most famous of plays, Peter Pan.

JM Barrie spent the ‘happiest days’ of his life in Dumfries from the ages of 13-18 and played pirate games in the garden at Moat Brae on the River Nith. He was later to say:

“For our escapades in a certain Dumfries garden, which is enchanted land to me, were certainly the genesis of that nefarious work, Peter Pan”.

The Theatre Royal provided the young Barrie with his first experience of plays, acting and stage craft and this tour celebrates it’s influence on a young imagination which was to go on to fill theatres, cinemas and inspire new stories across the globe. ‘It was the first theatre I entered and so the one I like best”

Come along for a free tour and discover the magic behind the scenes!

Family event open to all ages, this event is produced by young people for young people and lasts approx 45 minutes.

Produced by The Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust Youth Forum in collaboration with Theatre Royal Dumfries

DGU-Logo-green-FINAL-LRSupported by Dumfries and Galloway Unlimited and Dumfries & Galloway Council

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