Famous theater director Craig Ilott has been announced as director of the Peter Pan – The 360 ​​theatrical show° Adventure, which premieres in Melbourne from June 2022.

Ilott is an award-winning Australian director, who works around the world with a wide range of theater companies and arts festivals in multiple forms and genres; including theater, opera, circus, variety shows, stand-up and concerts.

He won the Green Room Award for Best Direction in a Musical for HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH before directing LOVE SONG (MTC), PIG IRON PEOPLE (STC) and THE PILLOWMAN for Company B Belvoir. His production of SMOKE & MIRRORS has performed at festivals around the world and won three Helpmann Awards, including Best New Australian Work.

Ilott directed LA CLIQUE ROYALE’s highly acclaimed production of The Famous Spiegeltent at the Edinburgh Festival and was appointed Creative Director of PACHA SYDNEY @ THE IVY, the flagship venue of the Merivale Group, directing site-specific performances and entertainment. He also co-founded Lunar Hare Productions, a company dedicated to the creation of new works. One of these works, B-GIRL, had its world premiere at the Sydney Opera House.

Recent credits include PIGALLE (Sydney Festival), Greenday’s AMERICAN IDIOT (nationwide tour), VELVET at the Edinburgh, Brisbane and Adelaide festivals (BankSA Pick of the Fringe Award) and sold-out seasons across Australia , LA BOHEME for Opera Queensland, BAND OF MAGICIANS for Festival de Sydney, tours in Melbourne and New Zealand and a season on the Las Vegas Strip, and THE VIRGIN BRIDE for Frontier Touring in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Darwin .

More recently, Craig has directed BETTY BLOKKBUSTER (Redline Productions and Sydney Festival), LA CLIQUE (Leicester Square, London), VELVET REWIRED (Organized Pandemonium) and L’HOTEL (Adelaide Cabaret Festival).

Tickets are now on sale for Peter Pan – The 360° Aventure, which will be hosted at the new Impresario racecourse in Birrarung Marr – a 1,500-seat, air-conditioned, round-bump, seatless theater more than 20 meters from the stage. The performance is faithfully based on the play and novel by JM Barrie with the blessing of the family of JM Barrie.

Theater producer Craig Donnell of Impresario Productions:

We are delighted to present a spectacular theatrical experience in a unique location equipped with technology that Australian audiences have never seen before.

Mr. Donnell:

Peter Pan the 360° The Adventure is an Australian first experience with over 1,000 square meters of high-resolution digital stage projections and computer-generated image (CGI) effects to create a dramatic technological backdrop to tell the beloved story of Peter Pan.

The actors perform elaborate aerial feats against this backdrop to give audiences a bird’s eye view across the rooftops of Edwardian London to the magical kingdom of Neverland. With a soundtrack written by famous composer Benjamin Wallfisch and recorded by members of the London Symphony Orchestra, the experience has been described as living in a Pixar movie or a spectacular video game.

Peter Pan – The 360°Adventure will employ more than 200 staff, actors and crews during the Melbourne season. Peter Pan – The360° Adventure will be presented in Australia by Craig Donnell for Impresario Productions in association with The Estate of John and Barbara Gilbert and Matthew Churchill Limited.

Season details

Location: Birrarung Marr | Melbourne
Date: from June 1, 2022

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