When you take a tale as old as time, the main challenge for a theatre director is to tell it in a fresh and newly imagined way. Sally Cookson's interpretation of the classic J.M. Barrie tale is certainly an innovative theatrical experience, but one that at times seems a little unfocused and overstuffed. A show-stealing performance by Anna Francolini as Captain Hook (and Mrs. Darling), however, saves the play from walking the plank.Cookson's production is filled with colour and gender-blind...
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All children, except one, grow up...
JM Barrie's much-loved tale takes flight. When Peter Pan 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.
Following the acclaimed Jane Eyre, Sally Cookson brings her wondrously inventive Peter Pan flies to Troubadour White City Theatre, transferring from the National Theatre after a sell-out run at Bristol Old Vic. Exploring the possibilities and pain of growing up, it's a riot of magic, mischief, music and make-believe.
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Cast and creative
By: JM Barrie
Songs by: Sally Cookson
Director: National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic
Cast list: John Pfumojena, Daisy Maywood, Kelly Price, Greg Bernstein, Matthew Churcher, Raffaella Covino, Josh Donovan, Ammar Duffus, Jemma Geanaus, Philippa Hogg, Mark Kane, Richard Kent, Cora Kirk, David Langham, Nadine Lee, Iniki Mariano, Harry Miller, Jessica Murrain, Loren O’Dair, Miles Paloma, Luke Potter, Shiv Rabheru, Jools Scott and Alistair Toovey.
Design: Michael Vale
Lighting: Aideen Malone
Costume: Katie Sykes
Choreography: Dan Canham
Sound: Dominic Bilkey
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The National Theatre's production of JM Barrie's Peter Pan is set to return to London this summer with a run at the new Troubadour White City Theatre.Directed by Sally Cookson, the production was first seen at Bristol Old Vic before opening at the National in 2016, and features aerial acrobatics and a live band on stage to tell the story of 'the Boy Who Never Grew Up'.Cookson's production, which ran in the Olivier Theatre, starred Paul Hilton as the titular character. Casting for the Troubadour...