About the show“I want always to be a little boy and to have fun, Wendy.”
After hugely successful previous runs, Timothy Sheader’s spellbinding reinvention of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan returns to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Playing for a strictly limited season, the production kicks off the theatre’s new summer season, which also features Shakespeare’s As You Like It and musical Little Shop of Horrors.
Peter Pan is the well-known story of a little boy who refuses to grow up. Inspired by George Llewelyn Davies, who was killed in action during the First World War in 1915, the story sees a generation of lost boys remembered. From fantastical lagoons to the mesmerising pirate ships of Never Land, imagination is the only escape for the wounded soldiers of World War One.
Fiston Barek (King Lear at the Old Vic) stars as Peter Pan, opposite Dennis Herdman as Captain Hook, Cora Kirk as Wendy, Theo Cowan as John, Omari Douglas as Michael, Elisa De Grey as Tinker Bell and Caroline Deyga as Smee. Additional casting includes Sam Angell, Raphael Bushay, Fred Davis, Lewis Griffin, Willy Hudson, Arthur Kyeyune, Kyle Lima, Tim Preston, Louis Quaye, John Sandeman and Ed Wade.
Artistic Director of the Open Air Theatre Timothy Sheader directs, alongside Liam Steel. Sheader’s credits include the multi-award winning revival of Jesus Christ Superstar, as well as A Tale of Two Cities, Running Wild and To Kill a Mockingbird.
Peter Pan features design by Jon Bausor, costume design by Jon Morrell and puppet design by Rachael Canning, with lighting design by Rick Fisher, sound design by Nick Lidster for Autograph and original compositions by Nick Powell.
The enchanting production promises enough puppetry and theatrical magic to enthral audiences of all ages. A new adaptation of a classic tale, Peter Pan plays at the Open Air Theatre for a limited season, from May 24th to 15th June 2018, with previews beginning May 17th 2018.
Who Should See It?Those who missed the show’s stellar run back in 2015 now have the chance to see it return to the stunning Open Air Theatre.
Peter Pan is recommended for children in primary school and older.