A SPECTACULAR pantomime has flown into a city centre theatre, for this week only.

Newport Pantomime and Musical Society worked hard to produce and perform Peter Pan and it certainly showed as they debuted to a packed audience at Dolman Theatre, Newport, on Tuesday evening.

Directed by Lee James and produced by Rose Chilcott, Peter Pan was jam-packed with catchy musical numbers and side-splitting puns.

All involved put on a spectacular show, with Lee-Rose Walsh as Peter Pan who sang beautifully, accompanied by the cheeky banter of the hilarious Lost Boys.

Mollie Shepherd made a wonderful Wendy, joined by Thomas Bassett and Zachery Stone who played her brothers fantastically. But what pantomime is complete without a Dame? The queen of comedy was their babysitter, Nana, played by Nathan Taylor, who had - in my opinion - the best entrance, leaving the crowd roaring with laughter.

Vikki Wright was green with envy (figuratively and literally) as Tinkerbell, beloved by the children despite her moody role. The Indian tribe were brilliant, with Kevin Meyrick and Caroline Stewart perfectly playing a bickering married couple, and the Indian daughters adding a surprising comical element (I don't want to give too much away, so I won't explain how).

Nick Brimble brought in the booing with his villainous portrayal of Captain Hook, contrasted beautifully by his "fearsome" (blithering) crew.

No performance of Peter Pan would be complete without flying. With the help of pixie dust (and a few strings) cast members were able to soar through the air, with the Darling children's surreal flight to Neverland fabulously performed.

The dedication of all involved in producing and performing was apparent throughout, with them mastering this family favourite.

Peter Pan will be at Dolman Theatre at 7pm tonight, tomorrow, and on Friday. It concludes on Saturday, with a 2.15pm performance, but tickets for this final show are sold out.

Book your tickets by calling 01633 263670 or online at www.dolmantheatre.co.uk

By Leah Powell.