Peter Pan at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Open Air Theatre, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4NR
Packed with puppetry and enough theatrical magic to enchant both young and old alike, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s 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)
By arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
Peter Pan runs from 17 May 2018 until 15 June 2018 at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.
Fiston Barek (Peter Pan) and Dennis herman (Captain Hook) lead the cast alongside Cora Kirk (Wendy), Theo Cowan (John), Omari Douglas (Michael) and Elisa De Gray (Tinkerbell).
The cast also includes: Sam Angell, Raphael Bushay, Fred Davis), Caroline Deyga, Lewis Griffin, Willy Hudson, Arthur Kyeyune, Kyle Lima, Tim Preston, Louis Quaye, John Sandeman and Ed Wade.
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.
“JAW-DROPPING…a magical spectacle, and a heap more besides. It looks stunning: stuffed with steampunky puppets …plus some swashbuckling flight scenes. A VISIONARY and DEFINING production” TimeOut
“TERRIFIC … boisterous and full of childlike ingenuity. The production is drenched in magical, earthy delights.
The elegant, poetic irony that shadows the action is unmistakable; it’s a shimmering mix of dream and nightmare” Daily Telegraph
“PHYSICALLY INVENTIVE…with a majestic sense of spectacle” Evening Standard
“This GORGEOUS, MAGICAL production uses the losses inflicted by World War 1 as a powerful backdrop to Barrie’s enduring story of arrested childhood.” Metro