Dastardly pirates! Mellifluous mermaids! Rollicking adventure! And a sprinkling of musical magic for the whole family. This Christmas, a new audio adaptation of JM Barrie’s beloved classic Peter Pan will transport you all the way to Neverland and back again. In aid of GOSHFeaturing an all-star cast and an original musical score, join us for the ultimate bedtime story in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.
An incredible all-star cast have come together to create a unique audio retelling of JM Barrie’s enchanting classic, Peter Pan, in support of Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. The world premiere audio adaptation will feature the vocal talents of five-time Academy Award nominee Kenneth Branagh as Captain Hook, Academy Award winner Olivia Colman, Olivier Award winners Sharon D Clarke, Joanna Riding and Bertie Carvel, alongside Jane Horrocks, Jason Flemyng, Clive Rowe, and many more.
Members of the GOSH Young People’s Forum, including patients currently undergoing treatment and ex-patients, will perform alongside the professional cast to sprinkle a little fairy dust this Christmas.
All money raised from the online adaptation will go directly to the charity to enable them to continue providing life-changing treatments for children and young people across the UK.
JM Barrie presented GOSH with the rights to Peter Pan in 1929 but with theatres closed and Christmas shows on hold this year, the hospital is missing out on the annual royalties and charitable audience contributions from stagings around the country.
Adapted by acclaimed dramatist Shaun McKenna, this imaginative musical production revitalises the art of story time with four half-hour chapters. Rehearsed over Zoom, recorded remotely, then mixed and mastered together with a fantastic score, Peter Pan is perfect escapism for the whole family, to be enjoyed with a large cup of cocoa before bed.