Patrick Jervis is certainly hoping he doesn’t get the roles he is playing confused this season!
The lucky Lichfield actor has been fortunate enough to land himself the title role in Sutton Coldfield Musical Theatre Company’s next show, Peter Pan, at the Lichfield Garrick Theatre, and while he’ll be donning his green tights for that performance, he’ll be wearing even less when he appears in The Full Monty at the same venue earlier that month.
“As soon as I discovered SCMTC were performing Peter Pan I was determined to bag the role. It’s not just a pantomime, Peter Pan is a musical adventure that appeals to both adults and kids – I can’t wait for my family, particularly my 7 year old cousin Sophie to come and see it”. He continues “I will also be playing Malcolm in The Full Monty in October and whilst I am enjoying both productions I am being very careful to keep them separate – Pan is definitely a family show!”
Local audiences are no strangers to Patrick’s talent having seen him perform varied roles with many local companies; he won acclaim as Romeo in Shakespeare in the Park’s Romeo and Juliet, proved his depth and skill as Winston in 1984 for Different Animal Theatre Company and has shown off his singing and dancing talents in roles such as Will Parker in Oklahoma! for SCMTC in 2013.
This production promises to take you on a magical trip to Neverland, where you never grow old. JM Barrie’s timeless tale of the boy who refused to grow up is reborn as a spectacular musical with a score by Stiles & Drewe, as Peter Pan whisks the Darling family’s children beyond the stars to his island where there are “no tedious distances between one adventure and the next”.
SCMTC are preparing for a fun filled production bringing to life the magical world of Neverland, with breathtaking scenes of flying, swashbuckling and sheer fantasy.
Tickets for both Peter Pan – A Musical Adventure and The Full Monty are available from the Lichfield Garrick on 01543 412 121 or by visiting www.lichfieldgarrick.co.uk.
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