‘Second star to the right, and straight on till morning!’
This Christmas, we’re delighted to present the perfect festive treat for all the family – the classic English childhood myth of love, loss, redemption – and pirates.
And Peter Pan, who never grows old. What’s not to like?
Winter, 1911. Snow is falling across London. Wendy Darling and her brothers sleep peacefully in their bedroom as their parents bicker downstairs. In a sudden flurry of snow their window blows open, and Peter Pan tumbles into their lives – followed by a fractious fairy called Tink. With the help of a little fairy dust, Wendy agrees to fly with Peter to Neverland, seeking an awfully big adventure and the key to her parents’ forgotten happiness – the child they once lost. Once there, Wendy will give the Lost Boys a run for their money, defeat the diabolical pirate, James Hook, and ultimately learn what it really means to grow up.
J.M.Barrie’s stage play, Peter Pan, delighted audiences when it premiered in 1904. His novel based on the play, Wendy and Peter, published in 1911, was a huge success.
Commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Ella Hickson’s Wendy and Peter Pan premiered in December 2013.
It’s a sparkling new adaptation that puts Wendy centre stage in a feisty take on Barrie’s much-loved tale, but which never loses the charm of the original, nor any of its iconic set pieces.
It’s bittersweet, funny in places, touching in others, and brimming with action and adventure. Complete with musical accompaniment by our live band, plus our famous Christmas refreshments.
It might be cold outside, but the mince pies and mulled wine will be piping hot!
By arrangement with Nick Hern Books
(Please note this production is a play not a pantomime. Children under five are welcome, but it’s possible little ones may not follow all of it).