Peter Pan at The National Theatre, London - Here's to never growing up!
Flying around the stage, a rusting pirate ship created from a huge skip and a fiendishly good silver toothed Miss Hook - this is a wonderful version of Peter Pan and a perfect treat for everyone.
The theatre is the best place to watch Peter Pan. The flying scenes were a big wow with crew members cleverly used as counterweights darting up and down scaffolding whilst their partners fly out over the stalls on their ‘fairy strings’ creating a spectacular scene. The harness and ropes in no way detract from the wonder. The female Captain Hook is as mean as can be with gleaming silver teeth, goth attire and huge big platform boots - a perfect opposite to Wendy, Peter Pan and the lost boys, whose innocence is beautiful to watch.
Having just recently seen Mischief Theatre’s production of Peter Pan gone wrong on the BBC, my two big boys and I were very excited to see the real thing. We were all captivated from start to finish.
National Theatre, Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PX
Last performance is 4 February 2017
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes, including a 20-min interval
Ticket prices start at £18
Peter Pan Press images – Credit Steve Tanner