Saturday, October 14 - 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 15 - 3:00 pm
Lakeside Little Theatre, in affiliation with National Theatre Live, presents the HD Recording of the live production
a co-production with Bristol Old Vic, based on the book by JM Barrie, and devised by the Companies.
In Barrie's much-loved tale, all children, except one, grow up…
When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues.
A delight for both kids and adults, Sally Cookson directs this inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.
From a reviewer for The Guardian
"The key to Cookson’s approach is an inventive playfulness and a visible, nothing-up-your-sleeve magic. Even the flying is achieved through palpable “fairy strings” and a trio of professional counter-weighters on stage-side ladders. … Neverland is an adventure playground where the lost boys make use of found objects so that tin cans turn into telephones and binoculars, while bicycle pumps are microphones."
"Although the keynote of this production is spirited exuberance, it is true to Barrie’s melancholy point that you either remain trapped in permanent adolescence like Peter or mature into a conformist adulthood. When I asked my 11-year-old grandson if he found the show sad, he said “yes, but fun as well”, and that sums up its success."
Written by JM Barrie
Devised by the Companies
Directed by Sally Cookson
Starring Paul Hilton as Peter Pan and Madeleine Worrall as Wendy
Runtime: 2 hours, 30 minutes, including intermission