Winter, 1909. Wendy Darling and her brothers sleep peacefully in their bedroom and as their parents bicker downstairs, their window suddenly blows open, and into their lives tumbles a mischievous boy called Peter, followed by a fractious fairy called Tink. With the aid of a little fairy dust, Wendy agrees to fly with Peter to Neverland, seeing not only the promise of an awfully big adventure, but also the chance to rediscover the key to her parents’ lost happiness. Once there, she will give the Lost Boys a run for their money, defeat Captain Hook and his pirate crew, and ultimately, learn what it means to grow up.
Wendy and Peter Pan will feature over 80 young actors aged 12-21 from PACE’s Young Company, performing in the pop-up Art Department Theatre. First performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2013, this version of JM Barrie’s much-loved story puts the character of Wendy firmly centre stage, in an adaptation that is refreshingly modern but never loses the charm of the original.
Written by Ella Hickson
Directed by Jenni Mason and Angela Orr
Original Music by Alan Orr
By arrangement with Nick Hern Books
Team A Performances Thu 8 June, 7pm | Sat 10 June, 7pm | Sun 11 June, 11.30am
Team B Performances Fri 9 June, 7pm | Sat 10 June, 2pm | Sun 11 June, 2.30pm