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Peter and the Starcatcher


Before Neverland there was an island. Before Captain Hook, a moustachioed pirate. Before Wendy, her mother Molly. Before Peter, a nameless orphan.

Peter and the Starcatcher, the smash hit Broadway production and winner of 5 Tony Awards®, will have its Australian Premiere, touring nationally from 2024.

Originally developed by Disney Theatrical Group, written by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, The Addams Family), with music by Wayne Barker, this all-new production is directed by David Morton (Holding Achilles, The Wider Earth).

Reimagined by Dead Puppet Society, acclaimed for creating visually astounding worlds, this highly anticipated version of Peter and the Starcatcher blurs the lines between reality and fantasy, traversing oceans of mystical mermaids, and lands of curious creatures.

Experience the joy of this theatrical spectacle with over 100 unforgettable characters, puppetry, live music, and technical wizardry – jump onboard this epic pre-Pan voyage and discover the untold story of Neverland.

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Commissioned and originally produced by Disney Theatrical Group.

Originally produced on Broadway by Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Greg Schaffert, Eva Price, Tom Smedes, and Disney Theatrical Group.

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).

Dead Puppet Society

Dead Puppet Society is an international production house and design-led theatre company. They combine timeless craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology to create deeply imaginative experiences wrought with spectacle and wonder.

Recent box office hits include Holding Achilles, The Wider Earth, Ishmael, Laser Beak Man and Storm Boy. They also create captivating activations for events and public spaces, from open-air performances and large-scale installations, to one-of-a-kind, laser-cut artefacts and exquisite, custom-made sculptures.

Dead Puppet Society has a Gallery and Fabrication Workshop space in Woolloongabba, Brisbane.



To be announced

Running time

Two hours and 20 minutes including interval

Age recommendation

Ages 10+ and for those who never really grew up


Written by Rick Elice

Music by Wayne Barker

Director and Designer: David Morton
Musical Director and Additional Music by: James Dobinson
Movement Director: Liesel Zink
Lighting Designer: Ben Hughes
Costume Designer: Anna Cordingley
Sound Designer: Matthew Erskine
Casting Director: Michael Topple
Creative Producer: Nicholas Paine
Associate Director: Matt Seery


Dead Puppet Society
Glass Half Full Productions
JONES Theatrical Group
Damien Hewitt


Canberra Theatre Centre
Nancy Gibbs
Neil Gooding Productions
Bryan McCaffrey
The Jelley Family Foundation
Woodward Productions

General Manager: Dead Puppet Society
General Management consulting: JONES Theatrical Group
Marketing Director: Damien Hewitt
Publicity: Remy Chancerel
Accountant: Bones Accounting

Dead Puppet Society team

Creative Director: David Morton
Executive Producer: Nicholas Paine
Associate Creative Director: Matt Seery
Company Manager: Jodie Roche-Jones
Technical Director: Scott Barton
Associate Producer: Kat O’Halloran
Head of Youth and Engagement: Helen Stephens
Head of Fabrication: Savannah Mojidi
Head of Marketing and PR: Tash Spong

Management Committee

Sandra Gattenhof (Chair), Katherine Hoepper (Secretary), Tim Hall (Treasurer), Adam Brunes, Laura Campbell, Kevin O’Brien, Liz Prior and Claire Styles

Supported by Logos
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Special Thanks To

Disney Theatrical Group

Music Theatre International (Australasia)