The producers of Peter Pan – The 360° Adventure have announced Mitchell Bourke to play the role of Peter Pan and Lucy-Rose Leonard in the role of Wendy in the upcoming acclaimed theatrical performance set to enchant audiences across Australia through 2022 / 2023.
“After an exhaustive national search I am very pleased to announce we have found the perfect performers to play Peter and Wendy in Mitchell Bourke and Lucy-Rose Leonard. They are both unbelievably talented on stage and, as the case will be with Peter Pan – The 360° Adventure, in the air! I can’t wait to introduce these rising stars to our audience and to see them shine in years to come,” said producer Craig Donnell.
Queenslander Mitchell Bourke is no stranger to the stage with credits including the Australian Shakespeare Company, appearing in The Merchant of Venice and as Romeo in Romeo & Juliet as well ABC TV’s Diary of an Uber Driver and SBS TV’s The Family Law. Most recently, Mitchell starred in Return To The Dirt for the Queensland Theatre Company directed by Lee Lewis. Film credits include Solicit, A Heart for Vendetta, Terrannum, Tallebudgera Road and Delete Ignore, which has been recognized as an Official Selection at several International Film Festivals.
Melbourne-born and Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) trained Lucy-Rose Leonard is best known for her portrayal as Nikki in the feature film Crazy About You starring John Cleese, which was nominated for Best Feature at the Australian Academy of Cinema & Television (AACTA) Awards. She played Helen of Troy at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London as part of The Globe’s Polish Festival broadcast simultaneously to Poland, New York and Toronto, directed by James Wallace, and has also guest starred in the critically acclaimed film Nitram starring Caleb Landry Jones and directed by Justin Kurzel, as well as Neighbours, Denise and Winners & Losers.
“The story of Peter Pan is loved and well-known across the globe so to find the perfect Peter and Wendy was central to our production and a formidable task for our team,” added Craig Donnell.
“The cast perform elaborate aerial feats against this backdrop to give the audience a bird’s eye view of flying over the rooftops of Edwardian London to the magical kingdom of Neverland. With an original soundtrack written by celebrated composer Benjamin Wallfisch and recorded by members of the London Symphony Orchestra, the experience has been described as like living in Pixar film or a spectacular video game,” he added.
Impresario Productions presents:
Peter Pan – The 360° Adventure
Birrarung Marr, Melbourne – From 1 June 2022
Northshore Riverfront, Brisbane – From 24 August 2022
Adelaide season – From October 2022
Sydney season – From November 2022
Tickets available now via www.ticketmaster.com.au
For further information, please visit www.peterpan360.com.au