Escape to Neverland
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre returns this summer with a stunning reinvention of this classic story. It is sure to enchant audiences of all ages with its puppetry and theatrical magic.
The theatre’s acclaimed interpretation pairs breath-taking spectacle with a reframing of J.M Barrie’s play as an allegory of World War One, with its generation of ‘lost boys’. Wounded soldiers in a field hospital (watched over by their nurse, Wendy) take refuge in their imaginations. Their dreams take them to Neverland, with its pirate ships and fantastical lagoons – but the shadow of war is never far behind. This poignant retelling of Peter Pan is part of the First World War Centenary commemoration led by London’s Imperial War Museum.
Peter Pan marks the opening of the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre for 2018. The theatre was first established in 1932, and its summer season is now one of the most anticipated events in London theatre.
If you are attending a performance, why not make a day of it with a picnic in Queen Mary’s Gardens before the show begins? Bring clothes suitable for the changeable British weather – as come rain or shine, the show must go on.
A magical spectacle
17 May - 15 June 2018
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
London NW1 4NU
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