23/04/2010 - 19/06/2010
All children grow up, except one.
In 2010 the National Theatre of Scotland brings Peter Pan home, presenting a brand new version of one of the most influential and magical stories ever told by a Scottish writer, in what will be the 150th anniversary of the birth of JM Barrie.
Directed by the National Theatre of Scotland’s own Olivier Award-winning John Tiffany and written by multi award-winning Scottish playwright David Greig (Midsummer, Yellow Moon) this Peter Pan reimagines the Darling family in Victorian Edinburgh with all its mists, gas-lamps, bridges and mystery.
Peter’s impish arrival into the lives of Wendy, John and Michael is the beginning of a thrilling, deliciously naughty, eerie escapade. Together they take off on a fantastical flight to the colourful wonderful Never Land, an enchanted place of vivid characters. There’s a gang of Lost Boys, a horde of pirates and, of course, one of the wickedest villains of all time.
Razor-sharp sword fights, virtuoso flying sequences, acrobats, fire-eaters, ticking crocodiles and one great big hook will ensure the whole family is drawn into this distinctly Caledonian other-worldly adventure.
Peter Pan is a co-production between the National Theatre of Scotland and barbicanbite10 and is presented by arrangement with the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Samuel French Limited.