" I ran away the day I was born," said Peter, "cause I heard Father and Mother talking of what I was to be when I became a man. I want always to be a little boy and to have fun, Wendy".
But this could not be for the Darlings; all children, except one, grow up.
1914 is a very different world. Faced with this reality, their only escape is to let imagination take flight to Never Land.
George Llewelyn Davies, killed in action in WW1, was one of the children who inspired this iconic character. Remembering him, and a generation of lost boys, Timothy Sheader and
Liam Steel rediscovered J. M. Barrie’s original stage play.
From the lagoons and pirate ships of Never Land, to flying in the open air, this was our most ambitious production yet.
★★★★★ “It’s rare to find a show that can delight young and old in equal measure, but Peter Pan pulls it off. There’s an enlightening interpretation to the original that will touch adults, and copious adventure, excitement and wonder to keep kids enthralled.”CultureWhisper
By arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
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A VISIONARY and DEFINING production"
The elegant, poetic irony that shadows the action is unmistakable; it’s a shimmering mix of dream and nightmare”
Fight scenes are ROLLICKING, while the buoyant, bouncing flying will have you yearning to join in."
All of the performances...are heartwarming and hilarious, while David Birrell brilliantly plays Hook as a mix between the Pirate King and Stephen Fry in Blackadder."
This is a DARING and INGENIOUS exhibition of how theatre can transfigure the old stories we know so well into an encounter so singular, we forget we ever knew the story at all.”
The production benefits from the same focus on story-telling that artistic director Timothy Sheader used so effectively in his production of To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s rare to find a show that can delight young and old in equal measure, but Peter Pan pulls it off."
The flying, led by Hiran Abeysekera's charismatic and impish Peter, is joyous."
- Director – Timothy Sheader & Liam Steel
- Set Designer – Jon Bausor
- Costume Designer – Jon Morrell
- Puppet Designer/Director – Rachael Canning
- Composer & Sound Score – Nick Powell
- Lighting Designer – Rick Fisher
- Sound Designer – Nick Lidster for Autograph
- Casting Director – Polly Jerrold
- Fight Director – Kate Waters
- Musical Supervisor & MD – Candida Caldicot
- Voice and Text Coach – Barbara Houseman
- Assistant Director – Fiona Dunn
- Associate Set Designer – Rebecca Brower
- Peter Pan – Hiran Abeysekera
- Wendy Darling – Kae Alexander
- Singer – Rebecca Askew
- Twin – Jacob James Beswick
- Captain Hook – David Birrell
- Nibs – George Bukhari
- Pirate – Okorie Chukwu
- Michael Darling – Thomas Dennis
- Tinker Bell – Rachel Donovan
- Tootles – Eben Figueiredo
- Pirate – Owain Gwynn
- Pirate – Jonathan Holby
- Curly – Richard James-Neale
- Pirate – Arthur Kyeyune
- Twin – Chris Lew Kum Hoi
- John Darling – Patrick Osborne
- Singer – Melanie Pappenheim
- Slightly – Thomas Pickles
- Gentleman Starkey – Carl Prekopp
- Smee – Beverly Rudd
- Show Climber/Pirate – Joe Swain