Casting has been announced for the upcoming production of Peter Pan at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, which opens in London in May. The title role will be played by Fiston Barek, whose recent theatre credits include King Lear at the Old Vic, Truth and Reconciliation at the Royal Court and Love the Sinner at the National Theatre. Captain Hook will be played by Dennis Herdman, who appeared in the recent UK tour of Around the World in 80 Days, The Lounge at Soho Theatre, and a number of Shakespeare’s Globe productions such as The Winter’s Tale, Pericles and The Oresteia.
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... Read more