On Our Shelves Now
Exploring the possibilities and pain of growing up, it's a riot of magic, mischief, music and make-believe.
About the Author
Sir James Matthew Barrie (9 May 1860 - 19 June 1937) was a Scottish novelist and playwright, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan.
'Sally Cookson’s 2012 production of JM Barrie’s Peter Pan, revived and revised at the National Theatre for Christmas, sees her reuniting with many of the same performers and creative team as her superlative version of Jane Eyre – one of the best stage literary adaptations of recent years. The results border on bliss... There are some wonderfully theatrical moments... A green sheet ingeniously transforms into Peter’s missing shadow, a corrugated crocodile with gleaming red eyes stalks the stage, and a pirate ship emerges from the depths of the Olivier’s drum revolve... the final few scenes are unexpectedly moving, catching the audience off guard while capturing the ache inherent in growing up – and growing old. The Stage ★★★★
‘Exhilarating. Witty. Wonderful’ Daily Telegraph, ★★★★★
‘Something to delight the whole family’ The Times, ★★★★★
'An emotionally and imaginatively rich production that genuinely speaks to all ages' The Stage ★★★★
'Sally Cookson’s inventive playfulness reinforces the hero’s devotion to fun and games but remains true to the melancholy spirit of JM Barrie’s play' The Guardian ★★★★
'Brimful of invention, innovation and fine flying... an appealing evening.' Evening Standard ★★★★