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Peter Pan

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The classic tale of Peter Pan and the Darling Family is re-imagined in Victorian Edinburgh, full of mysterious mists, gas-lamps and bridges. Read More >

The classic tale of Peter Pan and the Darling Family is re-imagined in Victorian Edinburgh, full of mysterious mists, gas-lamps and bridges.

Peter Pan’s impish arrival into the lives of Wendy, John and Michael marks the beginning of a thrilling, deliciously naughty and unpredictable escapade. Together they take off on a fantastical flight to the colourful, wonderful Never Land, an enchanted place of vivid characters. There is a gang of Lost Boys, a horde of pirates and of course, one of the wickedest villains of all time.

Razor-sharp fights, virtuoso flying sequences, acrobats, ticking crocodiles and one great big hook will ensure adults and children alike are drawn into this other-worldly adventure of epic proportions.

Peter Pan marks the fourth collaboration between the Barbican and National Theatre of Scotland. In 2009, National Theatre of Scotland brought Architecting to the Barbican Pit, a co-production with The TEAM, and earlier that same year its co-production with Dundee Rep of Peer Gynt played in the Barbican Theatre. The first collaboration came with the hugely successful run of Black Watch during bite08.

This production of Peter Pan, written by David Greig, marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of its creator JM Barrie.

Peter Pan is suitable for theatregoers aged seven and older.  

For more about Peter Pan at the Barbican theatre read the First Night Feature.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 12/05/2010

Opening Night: 13/05/2010

Closing Night: 29/05/2010

Running time: 2h30

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Cast & Creative


Kevin Guthrie, Jacquie Zvimba, Zoe Hunter, Annie Grace, Cal MacAninch, Cathal Finnerty, Moyo Omoniyi, Alasdair Macrae, Chris Starkie, Tom Gillies, Roddy Cairns, Kirsty Mackay, Marcus Hercules, Owen Whitelaw, Dylan Kennedy, Shane Zaza, Clare Anderson


Director - John Tiffany

Producer - National Theatre of Scotland and the Barbican

Designer - Laura Hopkins

Lighting Designer - Guy Hoare

Movement Director - Vicki Amedume from Upswing

Set Designer - Laura Hopkins

Sound - Gareth Fry

Author - JM Barrie, in a new version by David Greig

Music By - Davey Anderson


About Barbican Theatre

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

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