The boy who would not grow up will appear on the Princess Theatre stage this week.
The Launceston Christmas Pantomime this year will present the story of Peter Pan to audiences.
Second Star to the Right is the city's 29th pantomime, choreographer Kim Roe said.
She said it was fitting for the show's adolescent cast.
"The concept gives us the chance to focus on life values and issues experienced by children as they grow up - first of all into their teenage years before confronting adulthood," she said.
But, as ever, the main purpose of the pantomime would be delightful Christmas entertainment.
"Our cast and crew is honoured this year to be the starting point of festive season celebrations in Launceston, ahead of the Christmas Parade and Carols by Candlelight," she said.
Her daughter, Elie Roe Daniel, who will co-produce the show, agreed the story has a particular resonance for young people. She said it was a valuable opportunity for her to move from on the stage to behind the scenes.
"We love every minute of singing and dancing our way through our pantomimes - but we always have firmly ingrained in our minds and actions the themes and messages," she said.
Eliza Kitto, who will take on the role of Tinker Bell, said a pantomime was a unique format for a performer to work with. "Second Star to the Right uses a range of diverse storytelling [techniques]," she said.
"It's fun, a bit scary, a fraction romantic, with a happy ending. It celebrates the delight of being young - against the background reality that everyone has to grow up."
- WHAT: Launceston Christmas Pantomine presents Second Star to the Right.
- WHERE: Princess Theatre.
- WHEN: Today at 11am and 7.30pm, and Wednesday at 10.30am and 1pm.
- HOW MUCH: $25 adult, $15 child.
- TICKETS: theatrenorth.com.au or through the Princess Theatre.