Peter Pan

Peter Pan

All children grow up. Except one.

“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.”
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11 July 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“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.”


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+

Critic reviews

Visually stunning but there was certainly an element of fun missing from this trip to Neverland

London Box office

Cookson piles on the tableaux, the effect more and more visually luxurious even as they (possibly) hold back the narrative just a little

The Arts Desk

London's newest theatre takes flight

The Telegraph

Dark mischief and a wicked Tinkerbell steal the show

The Guardian

Sally Cookson’s joyful and funny remix of JM Barrie’s classic story is a good fit for this cavernous new theatre

The Stage

John Pfujomena brings a loveable kiddishness to the role of Peter


If I were a child, I doubt this would make me believe in fairies

Evening Standard

A family adventure that sets alight the wonder in minds young and old

A Younger Theatre

Date & time

Show ended
Sat 20 Jul - Sun 27 Oct, 2pm, 6pm, 7pm & 7.30pm
Runtime: 2 hrs 30 mins


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