Opening for previews from the 17th November, the National Theatre’s co-production with Bristol Old Vic is now in rehearsals and new images have been released.
Arriving at the National Theatre following a successful run at the Bristol Old Vic, Sally Cookson’s production reinstates the double casting intended by J M Barrie for his original production, with Anna Francolini playing Captain Hook and Mrs Darling.
When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow during a visit to London, headstrong Wendy helps him re-attach it. In return she is invited to Neverland – where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await.
As well as Anna Francolini, the cast will also include: Saikat Ahamed, Suzanne Ahmet, Marc Antolin, Lois Chimimba, Laura Cubitt, Phoebe Fildes, Felix Hayes, Paul Hilton, John Leader, Amaka Okafor, John Pfumojena, Jessica Temple, Dan Wheeler and Madeleine Worrall.
Directed by Sally Cookson, the production also features dramaturgy by Mike Akers, set design by Michael Vale, costume design by Katie Sykes, lighting by Aideen Malone, music by Benji Bower, sound design by Dominic Bilkey, movement by Dan Canham, aerial direction by Gwen Hales, fight direction by Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown of RC-ANNIE Ltd, and puppet direction and design by Toby Olié.
Peter Pan will play in the Olivier Theatre at the National from the 17th November and is booking until the 4th February. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/peter-pan.