Packed with puppetry and enough theatrical magic to enchant both young and old alike, our spellbinding reinvention of Peter Pan is back.
For the wounded soldiers of World War One, imagination is their only escape. Yet as they’re transported to the fantastical lagoons and pirate ships of Never Land, allegories of the war they’ve left behind are ever present.
George Llewelyn Davies, later killed in action in 1915, was one of the children who inspired J. M. Barrie to create the iconic character of Peter Pan. Remembering him, and a generation of Lost Boys, Timothy Sheader and Liam Steel’s “stunning, moving, definitive production is not to be missed” (Time Out)
By arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
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“A PRODUCTION THAT REALLY SOARS. The genius is that it cross-fertilises the innocence of the pre-war years with the horrors that followed. This is A WATER-TIGHT FAMILY SHOW."
"INVENTIVE, REVELATORY, and DEEPLY AFFECTING. The extraordinary flying feats...the glorious puppetry - Elisa de Grey manipulating the finest ever Tinker Bell - a crocodile and mermaids made from gas masks, a stepladder and battlefield detritus, leave the children in the audience enchanted. It's enough to make one believe in fairies."
"THRILLING...When Peter Pan premiered in Regent's Park in 2015 it was warmly lauded, and rightly so".
"JOYOUS...a night of pure theatre and full of wonder."
"Jon Bausor's set is a joy, full of surprises that had audience members of all ages gasping. It's rare to find a show that can delight young and old in equal measure, but Peter Pan pulls it off."
"The multi-ethnic company’s casting is seemingly ‘colour-blind’, bar Raphael Bushay’s portrayal of Nibs, an enlisted Caribbean soldier/lost boy. This nod to the 16,000 Caribbean troops that fought in the British West Indian Regiment is refreshing, in a context where the contributions of some four million black and Asian men to the war effort are rarely acknowledged in popular culture.”
"A SUPERB and MOVING production. Sam Angell is A PERFECT PETER PAN".
"SURPRISING and CHILLING. The theatricality of its puppetry is superb. This is a MAGICAL, MASTERLEY production...constantly playful but also deeply poignant. NOT TO BE MISSED".
"Dennis Herdman is terrific as Captain Hook, along with his gang of hapless pirates. This is A BEAUTIFUL PRODUCTION that captivates its audience from start to finish".
“Its blend of WONDER, POIGNANCY and SWASHBUCKLING EXCITMENT should sweep adults and children alike off their feet."
"Watching Timothy Sheader and Liam Steel's ingenious, magical spectacle unfold is THRILLING.
The Arts Desk
"GLEEFUL...INFECTIOUS...A JOYFUL CELEBRATION OF THEATRE".
"It has been a while since I cried in the theatre but I defy you not to at this intensely poignant, deeply moving take on Peter Pan which marks the end of World War One. It's a marvellous show, one of the best I have seen in a very long time - DON'T MISS IT".
Official London Theatre
"Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's spectacular production of Peter Pan is back...and continues to send hearts and minds soaring with its wonderful charm"
- Timothy Sheader & Liam Steel – Director
- Jon Bausor – Set Designer
- Jon Morrell – Costume Designer
- Rachael Canning – Puppet Designer/Director
- Nick Powell – Composer & Sound Score
- Rick Fisher – Lighting Designer
- Nick Lidster for Autograph – Sound Designer
- Barbara Houseman – Season Associate Director (Voice & Text)
- Kate Waters – Fight Director
- Polly Jerrold – Casting Director
- Candida Caldicot – Musical Supervisor and Musical Director
- Jon Pashley – Associate Director
- Rebecca Brower – Associate Set Designer
- Wired Aerial Theatre – Aerial Artistry & Technical Consultation
- Sam Angell – Peter Pan
- James Anthony-Rose – Twin
- Raphael Bushay – Nibs
- Theo Cowan – John
- Fred Davis – Twin
- Elisa de Grey – Tinker Bell
- Caroline Deyga – Smee
- Emilio Diaz Abregu – Show Climber/Pirate
- Omari Douglas – Michael
- Lewis Griffin – Tootles
- Dennis Herdman – Hook
- Willy Hudson – Curly
- Luke Johnson – Pirate
- Cora Kirk – Wendy
- Arthur Kyeyune – Pirate
- Kyle Lima – Starkey
- Tim Preston – Slightly
- Louis Quaye – Pirate
- John Sandeman – Pirate
- Rebecca Thorn – Singer