It’s curtain-up on the newest theatre in Hammersmith & Fulham, with a magical retelling of the story of JM Barrie’s ‘Peter Pan’ at the new Troubadour White City Theatre.
Originally staged at the National Theatre, and directed by the Olivier award-winning Sally Cookson, the show involves aerial acrobatics and live music, and opens at the new theatre in White City Place in the former BBC Media Village on 20 July.
The Troubador White City is the latest venue to emerge in the borough’s thriving arts scene. It has two flexible spaces, including a 1,200-seat theatre.
“This is a fantastic addition to our borough as we strive to make H&F one of the leading destinations for the arts in the country,” said Cllr Andrew Jones, H&F Cabinet Member for the Economy and the Arts. It coincides with the council’s Arts Strategy which aims to give more residents from a wider range of backgrounds the opportunity to experience and participate in cultural activities.
“We’re hugely excited to be launching the first summer season at Troubadour White City and can’t think of a better way to start than with four shows to entertain and enthral the next generation of theatregoers,” said Tristan Baker of the theatre.
“The space has been designed to meet the needs of modern audiences and is perfect for families, with comfortable seating, generous toilet facilities, increased leg room and a spacious and welcoming foyer.”
It is appropriate that Peter Pan is the first main show at the new theatre space as author JM Barrie set his century-old story about a boy who could fly, and who never grows up, in west London.