All children, except one, grow up…
When Peter Pan, the leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow during a visit to London, headstrong Wendy helps him re-attach it. In return she is invited to Neverland – where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. Exploring the possibilities and pain of growing up, it’s a riot of magic, mischief, music and make-believe.
Director Sally Cookson brings her wondrously inventive Peter Pan to the National Theatre after a sell-out, critically acclaimed run at Bristol Old Vic Theatre. Peter Pan will open in the Olivier Theatre on Thursday 17 November, with press night on Friday 2 December. Anna Francolini will play Captain Hook and Mrs Darling, reinstating the double casting intended by J M Barrie for his original production.
The cast also includes Saikat Ahamed, Suzanne Ahmet, Marc Antolin, Lois Chimimba, Laura Cubitt, Phoebe Fildes, Felix Hayes, Paul Hilton, John Leader, Amaka Okafor, John Pfumojena, Jessica Temple, Dan Wheeler and Madeleine Worrall.
Directed by Sally Cookson, with dramaturgy by Mike Akers, set design by Michael Vale, costume design by Katie Sykes, lighting by Aideen Malone, music by Benji Bower, sound design by Dominic Bilkey, movement by Dan Canham, aerial direction by Gwen Hales, fight direction by Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown of RC-ANNIE Ltd, and puppet direction and design by Toby Olié.
Suitable for children aged 7+. Half-price tickets for under-18s.
Press night: Friday 2 December, 7pm
A relaxed performance of Peter Pan will take place on Saturday 21 January at 2pm.
The Peter Pan cast includes Saikat Ahamed, Suzanne Ahmet, Marc Antolin, Lois Chimimba, Laura Cubitt, Phoebe Fildes, Anna Francolini, Felix Hayes, Paul Hilton, John Leader, Amaka Okafor, John Pfumojena, Jessica Temple, Dan Wheeler and Madeleine Worrall.
ABOUT PETER PAN
The production is directed by Sally Cookson, with dramaturgy by Mike Akers, set design by Michael Vale, costume design by Katie Sykes, lighting by Aideen Malone, music by Benji Bower, sound design by Dominic Bilkey, movement by Dan Canham, aerial direction by Gwen Hales, fight direction by Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper–Brown of RC-ANNIE Ltd, and puppet direction and design by Toby Olié.
Peter Pan at the National Theatre:
Peter Pan was first staged at the National Theatre in 1997, in an adaptation by John Caird and Trevor Nunn, directed by John Caird and Fiona Laird, with Ian McKellen as Captain Hook, Daniel Evans as Peter Pan and Jenny Agutter as Mrs Darling.
DATES & TIMES
Peter Pan opens in the Olivier Theatre on 17 November, and runs for 54 performances.
For projects, workshops and events for Key Stage 2 and 3 students and families, please visit National Theatre Peter Pan Learning
- Audio-described performances: Saturday 17 December 2pm, Monday 19 December 7pm
- Pre-show touch tour: Saturday 17 December at 12.30pm
- Captioned performance: Wednesday 28 December at 7pm
- Relaxed Performance: Saturday 21 January, 2pm
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