J.M. Barrie’s original stage play of Peter Pan comes to the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre this summer.
Artistic Director Timothy Sheader creates a Never Land where danger stalks dreams and adventure breeds mischief.
Following his work on The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess in 2014, Liam Steel co-directs.
” I ran away the day I was born,” said Peter, “cause I heard Father and Mother talking of what I was to be when I became a man. I want always to be a little boy and to have fun, Wendy”. But this could not be for the Darlings; all children, except one, grow up. 1914 is a very different world. Faced with this reality, their only escape is to let imagination take flight to Never Land. George Llewelyn Davies, killed in action in WW1, was one of the children who inspired this iconic character. Remembering him, and a generation of lost boys, Timothy Sheader and Liam Steel rediscover J. M. Barrie’s original stage play.
Peter Pan plays Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre from 15 May 2015 until 14 June 2015.
Hiran Abeysekera leads the cast as Peter Pan with Kae Alexander as Wendy, Jacob James Beswick and Chris Lew Kum Hoi as Twin, David Birrell as Captain Hook, Thomas Dennis as Michael, Rachel Donovan as Tinkerbell, Eben Figueiredo as Tootles, Richard James-Neale as Curly, Patrick Osborne as John, Thomas Pickles as Slightly, Carl Prekopp as Gentleman Starkey, Beverly Rudd as Smee, George Bukhari as Nibs, and Okorie Chukwu, Owain Gwynn, Jonathan Holby, and Arthur Kyeyune who play Pirates.
Directed by Timothy Sheader & Liam Steel, with set design by Jon Bausor, costume design by Jon Morrell, puppetry design by Rachael Canning, composed by Nick Powell, musical supervision by Candida Caldicot, lighting design by Rick Fisher, sound design by Nick Lidster, and fight direction by Kate Waters.