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King's Wharf Theatre

Peter Pan: The Panto

A Traditional British Panto

November 8 to November 25, 2023

By Caroline Smith

In the grand British tradition where audiences cheer the hero and boo the villain, Peter Pan boasts a winning combination of incredible musical numbers, slapstick comedy, outrageous costumes, audience participation, and of course, a dash of theatrical magic.

So bring your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and join us for the holiday season as the beloved tale about the boy who never grew up becomes awash in swash and buckle. Float through the clouds to Never Land and be reunited with all your favourite characters. You’ll be hooked!

Audience Recommendation: Recommended for ages 5 and up. There is no official rating system for live theatre. We encourage you to use your judgment based on your child's age and maturity level.

Please Note: Golf Cart shuttle transportation from the parking lot to theatre is only available weather permitting.

Running Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes including a 20 minute intermission.

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Wonderful show. Loved it and the grandkids thought it was fantastic
LINDA M., Penetanguishene
excellent show as usual. This is the third Panto that I have seen at the Wharf Theater in Penetanguishene. These shows are always entertaining. Looking forward to 2024's production.
Kathryn K., Penetanguishene
Peter Pan the Panto was just spectacular, so funny and perfect for all the members of our party from my 10 year old Granddaughter to my soon to be 60 year old hubby. A great cast with so much stand out talent! Justin Bott really has amazing comedic timing, a great singing voice and exudes a warmth that really makes the audience feel like they are in on all the jokes he delivers impeccably. Fae Lewis is amazing as Michael Darling, so professional and her voice is angelic. We can't recommend seeing this production enough, kudos to the Creative team and the Band!
Heather L, Barrie
We LOVED IT!!!! I have never been to a Panto before and now I'm kicking myself for not going to one sooner!!! What an absolutely enjoyable evening. Non-stop laughter, clapping, booing at the villain and dancing along to current musical numbers!
Heather K, Penetanguishene
I brought my grandson. It was his first time at a theatre and he had a wonderful time and is looking forward to coming back next year.
Lucy B, Port McNicoll
Wonderful show. So much fun for the whole family
Carol B, Tiny
Outstanding performance ...loved from start to finish. Took great niece for her first time ever theatre experience...pardon the pun but i think she's hooked!
Great show!! No matter the age
Mallory H, Durham
Hugely entertaining. Excellent cast.
Earl L, Orillia
AMAZING!!! The singing; the dancing; the set design; the costumes; the jokes. My entire family loved it; my 8 year old was on the edge of his seat the entire time. I would watch it a second time. The venue was amazing and so well organized- you could pre order items for intermission.
Desiree C, Bobcaygeon
Delightful show. Great, high energy fun.
Lynne M, Town of Blue Mountains
Fantastic music and singing and very interactive with the audience. Just enough adult content for us older folks.
Karen M, New Lowell
It was a wonderful experience. Great for adults and children. I loved the local jokes.
Neal F, Tiny
My daughter loved the audience engagement she was singing and up dancing. She loved that she knew all the music as well! An updated version of the classic Peter Pan entertaining for adults and children alike.
Julie C, Oro-Medonte
So much fun for both my 6 year old grandson and me. What talent there was on stage from all performers. Definitely A++
Meemaw Lulu G, Midland
Wonderful show. I took my grand daughter to her first live stage show. She loved it from the very first. To watch her excitement was a pure joy. She joined in all the music, dancing, boos for Captain Hook and warm hellos for Peter Pan. Drayton you never disappoint! An awesome show. Give yourselves a big high five. Job well done!!
Once again great entertainment for young and old. Kudos to the Darling children for a job very well done. Best of all, thank you Justin Bott for your magical performance of Nelly Copperbottom.
Meg S, Singhampton
Loved it as always! Pantos have laughs for children and adults alike!
Ellie W, Stayner
This was absolutely my favourite show Ive ever seen The music the cast the set was unbelievable My 6 year old Niece and I said after the show we would love to see it again Honestly you have to see this show young and old
Michelle M, Oro Medonte
Fabulous, fun, family entertainment! Such talent and energy - we all loved it.
Catherine F, Oro-Medonte
Great show - very well performed and very interactive. Such a nice introduction to live theatre for our granddaughters and enjoyable for all age groups. Actors were very talented and music was very well done.
Jeannette F, Barrie
Great show! Highly recommended! Great for all ages
Peter Pan was amazing! My 8 and 9 year old kids were very engaged and loved the jokes, participation, singing and dancing. As an adult I loved it just as much as they did. I have already recommended it to all my friends. Great job everyone!
Jennifer G, -
Brought my granddaughter to see Peter Pan. We both loved it. Excellent acting, singing and dancing!! Loved the songs incorporated into the story. Nelly Copperbottom (Justin Bott) was especially funny and entertaining! His acting was superb!! This production did not disappoint! Suitable for all ages!! A must see!! I would definitely go see it again!!
Yvette P, Penetanguishene
What an amazing performance by all!! We were spellbound! It was fast paced, entertaining, funny and totally engaging!!
Sheila G, Washago

Meet The Artists

Devin Alexander headshot

Devin Alexander


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Justin Bott headshot

Justin Bott

Nelly Copperbottom

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Zoë Brown headshot

Zoë Brown

Wendy Darling

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August Fox headshot

August Fox

John Darling

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Will Jeffs headshot

Will Jeffs


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Kae Kae Lee headshot

Kae Kae Lee


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Fae Lewis headshot

Fae Lewis

Michael Darling

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Lia Luz headshot

Lia Luz

Peter Pan

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Jackie Mustakas headshot

Jackie Mustakas

Mrs. Darling/Mermaid Queen

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Stephanie Pitsiladis headshot

Stephanie Pitsiladis


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Emma Rudy headshot

Emma Rudy


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Andrew Scanlon headshot

Andrew Scanlon

Mr. Darling/Captain Hook

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Trayvon Ward headshot

Trayvon Ward


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Christine Watson headshot

Christine Watson


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David Connolly headshot

David Connolly

Director & Choreographer

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Steve Thomas headshot

Steve Thomas

Music Director

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Jean Claude Olivier headshot

Jean Claude Olivier

Set Designer

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Rachel Berchtold headshot

Rachel Berchtold

Costume Designer

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Jeff JohnstonCollins headshot

Jeff JohnstonCollins

Lighting Designer

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Amber Archbell headshot

Amber Archbell

Stage Manager

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Sadie Wannamaker headshot

Sadie Wannamaker

Assistant Stage Manager

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Molly Mück headshot

Molly Mück

Apprentice Stage Manager

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Joe Bostick headshot

Joe Bostick

Fight Director

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