Peter - a new play by Stacy Sobieski at Lost Theatre
Sell a Door Theatre Company presents Peter, a new play by Stacy Sobieski, directed by David Hutchinson, at the Lost Theatre, near stockwell, south London, from 23 Oct to 10 Nov 2012.
Peter Llewelyn Davies was just an infant in his pram when he became the namesake for J.M. Barrie’s most famous creation, Peter Pan. With the play proving to be an immediate smash hit, the Davies family was thrown into the limelight, with a reluctant Peter Davies at the forefront. But what happened when 'the boy who wouldn't grow up' tried to do just that?
Picking up where Finding Neverland left off, the action of the play follows Peter Davies from his carefree childhood to his troublesome adulthood. As the media relentlessly documents his every move, continuously labeling him as 'the real Peter Pan,' Peter struggles to form an identity of his own. Soon, unable to separate himself from what he describes as 'that terrible masterpiece,' he begins to spiral into a deep depression. As the walls come crashing down around him, Peter searches desperately for that elusive glimmer of hope which had once shown so brightly in his boyhood. Will he find it, or will he forever be the boy who couldn’t grow up?