PETER PAN

PETER PAN

The Open Air Theatre’s 2015 season opener is also its 2018 one as Timothy Sheader’s vivid, poignant, First World War-infused take on JM Barrie’s ‘Peter Pan’ returns to mark the centenary of the war’s end.

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)

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