Today the National Theatre released the production images for their annual family Christmas show. This year’s treat is an adaptation of J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan in a co-production between with Bristol Old Vic.
When Peter Pan, the 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. Exploring the possibilities and pain of growing up, it’s a riot of magic, mischief, music and make-believe.
The production was due to star Sophie Thompson in the role of Captain Hook but was recently replaced by Anna Francolini due to injury and the National Theatre want to publically thank her for developing the roles of Captain Hook and Mrs Darling. Anna Francolini will be joined by 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.
The production is directed by Sally Cookson, with 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.
The production runs until 4 February 2017 | Images: Steve Tanner