London’s newest theatre, based in White City, opens with a transfer of Sally Cookson’s very enjoyable take on JM Barrie’s story about the boy who refused to grow up. It first saw light of day at Bristol Old Vic in 2013 before being remade for the National Theatre, where it retained its updated female roles and its emphasis on play and playfulness. There is lots of sly humour and the production plays to the original story’s sense of loss that comes with growing up and becoming an adult. Could be just the theatrical treat your family needs this summer.
Director Sally Cookson’s take on Peter Pan delighted audiences at the Bristol Old Vic and National Theatre and now it’s returning to London for a three-month run at the new Troubadour Theatre in West London’s White City. Critics were charmed by the way it put Wendy at the centre of the story. Cookson has a talent for reinvigorating classic family theatre – so if you’re looking for a fun summer treat for the kids, this is top of the list.
This summer, get set for an awfully big adventure as the National Theatre’s “unforgettable and delightful” (Guardian) re-telling of JM Barrie’s classic tale takes flight at Troubadour White City Theatre, a brand new theatre only minutes away from Westfield London. When leader of the Lost Boys, Peter Pan, 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. Bursting with magic, mischief, music and make-believe, Sally Cookson’s wondrously inventive Peter Pan is a funny and moving version of a much-loved story for audiences of all ages. Age Recommendation: 7+