The theatre confirmed their big Christmas show based on JM Barrie’s Peter Pan play has been canceled at short notice. No reason has been given but a source close to the production said the play “is not ready.” Press night is on Monday and the play is set to run from tonight, Friday, December 2, to January 1, 2017. More on Twitter and Facebook and at www.childrenstheatremagazine.co.uk

The listing for the show in Children’s Theatre Magazine is below:

EXETER Exeter Northcott Theatre, Stocker Road, Exeter, Devon EX4 4QB; 01392 493 493; http://exeternorthcott.co.uk/ PETER PAN Fri 2 December 2016 – Sun 1 January 2017 Age 5+ Directed by Paul Jepson. Production Design by Ellan Parry. Escape to Neverland this Christmas with Exeter Northcott Theatre and the boy who never grew up… Join Wendy, John and Michael as they soar into the night sky with Peter, to a magical land of mermaids and fairy dust, where children can fly and all sorts of exciting adventures happen every day.  But beware – danger is just around the corner. Captain Hook and the pirates are looking for revenge and Peter Pan is top of their list! For over a hundred years children (and adults) have drifted off to sleep dreaming of Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys, fairy dust, crocodiles and of course the villainous Captain Hook.  Featuring death defying feats of flying and a generous sprinkling of fairy dust, let your imagination soar in this magical new stage adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic story – the perfect festive treat for all the family.