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Cora Kirk as Wendy Sam Angell as Peter and WW1 soldiers - Photo Johan Persson

First Look: Peter Pan at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Carly-Ann Clements

By Carly-Ann Clements Published 23 May 2018

The Olivier Award-nominated production of Peter Pan has flown back into London and with it, brought a magical world that will lift you up this summer. The revival of the 2015 production is set against the backdrop of the First World War and tells a moving story that’ll touch all the story.

Peter Pan opened to previews last week and you can now get a wee look at the other-worldly show.

Cora Kirk as Wendy with the Lost Boys - Photo Johan Persson

Cora Kirk as Wendy with the Lost Boys – Photo Johan Persson

Sam Angell and Cora Kirk as Peter and Wendy - Photo Johan Persson

Sam Angell and Cora Kirk as Peter and Wendy – Photo Johan Persson

Mermaid Photo Johan Persson

Mermaid Photo Johan Persson

Dennis Herdman and Caroline Deyga as Hook and Smee - Photo Johan Persson

Dennis Herdman and Caroline Deyga as Hook and Smee – Photo Johan Persson

Dennis Herdman and Theo Cowan as Hook and John and Company - Photo Johan Persson

Dennis Herdman and Theo Cowan as Hook and John and Company – Photo Johan Persson

Dennis Herdman as Hook with the Pirates - Photo Johan Persson

Dennis Herdman as Hook with the Pirates – Photo Johan Persson

Lewis Griffin as Tootles -Photo Johan Persson

Lewis Griffin as Tootles -Photo Johan Persson

Sam Angell as Peter with the Lost Boys and Wendy - Photo Johan Persson

Sam Angell as Peter with the Lost Boys and Wendy – Photo Johan Persson

Cora Kirk as Wendy and Theo Cowan as John -Photo Johan Persson

Cora Kirk as Wendy and Theo Cowan as John -Photo Johan Persson

Elisa de Grey puppeteering Tinker Bell - Photo Johan Persson

For the wounded soldiers of WW1, imagination is their only escape. Yet as they’re transported to the fantastical lagoons and pirate ships of Never Land, allegories of the war they’ve left behind are ever present. George Llewelyn Davies, later killed in action in 1915, was one of the children who inspired J. M. Barrie to create the iconic character of Peter Pan. Remembering him, and a generation of Lost Boys, the production enchanted young and old alike during its original, critically acclaimed run.

Having become renowned for its magically astounding spectacle and heart – which led to its Olivier Award nomination in 2016 for Best Family & Entertainment – this renowned production opened the Open Air Theatre’s 2018 season in suitably stunning fashion. 

Book your tickets to Peter Pan, now!

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