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Wendy and Peter Pan

Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Follow the fearless Wendy as she flies with Peter to Neverland - a world of dastardly pirates, feisty fairies and raucous lost boys. Read more …

This adaptation has all the magic and wonder of the original, as Wendy and Peter fly together above the rooftops and follow ‘the second star on the right and straight on till morning’ to Neverland. There they find all is not well in the kingdom of the Lost Boys, as the villainous Captain Hook wreaks havoc, can Wendy and Peter band together with fearsome fairy Tiger Lily and the irrepressible Tinkerbell to win the day?

Full of fairy-dust, adventure and all your favourite characters this magical story is everything a Christmas treat should be.

The critical consensus

Old and new collide in Wendy and Peter Pan, a beautifully staged Lyceum Christmas production that combines originality with fidelity to the spirit of a much-loved classic.

****(*)Hugh Simpson, All Edinburgh Theatre, 01/12/2018

For the most part, the two hours’ traffic of our stage under the all hands on deck direction of Eleanor Rhode is a swashbuckling adventure laced with cute one-liners from an energetic ensemble who through a series of breathless chases and choreographed fights are made to work for their tot of rum.

****(*)Peter Callaghan, Review Sphere, 01/12/2018

Wendy and Peter Pan soars its way to big bravura theatrical adventure that chimes perfectly with our times.

*****Irene Brown, Edinburgh Guide, 01/12/2018

An enchanting, magical, funny, empowering production, which should not be missed this Christmas. Simply outstanding.

*****Elaine Reid, The Skinny, 03/12/2018

Is it worth going to see if you don’t have kids? Maybe, if you want something interesting to look at for a couple of hours, but aren’t expecting grand narrative. But if you’re looking for something that the younger people in your life might be able to connect with in a really meaningful, fun way? Absolutely.

***(*)(*)Jacob Close, Edinburgh 49, 03/12/2018

Rumbustious, fast, furious and funny, yet full of magic and fairy dust, Wendy and Peter Pan will delight all ages: an awfully big adventure and the perfect Christmas show.

****(*)Stephanie Green, Broadway Baby, 03/12/2018

The result is an exquisite fantasia about healing, about growing up enough to keep the child within alive, and about learning to let go enough to be able to fly in every way.

*****Neil Cooper, Coffee-Table Notes, 03/12/2018

It is both funny and heartbreaking, intelligent and tense. Warning: features actual fairy dust.

*****Mark Fisher, The Guardian, 03/12/2018

Whilst it is a fantastic production it needed dialling up. You may feel a little bit like our ravenous Crocodile – you only got a taster of the main feast.

***(*)(*)Dominic Corr, The Reviews Hub, 03/12/2018

A truly fine idea for a 21st century Peter Pan, which neither Hickson nor her director Eleanor Rhode has been able fully to realise.

***(*)(*)Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, 03/12/2018

It’s a cliché, but Wendy and Peter Pan really will make you laugh and make you cry. It appeals to children and their parents, and will have you leaving the theatre with a spring in your step, whether you’re aged nine or forty nine.

*****Ben Reiss, Plays to See, 03/12/2018

Rhode and her team compensate for the script’s shortcomings with a lavish staging that includes thrilling fight sequences.

***(*)(*)Allan Radcliffe, 06/12/2018

Hickson’s adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale is a glittering spectacle that is full of heart.

****(*)Kirsty McGrory, The Wee Review, 09/12/2018

The play’s rumbustiousness gives way, too easily and too often, to a kind of shapeless chaos.

Mark Brown, Scottish Stage, 10/12/2018

Despite the scope of Hickson's intentions, the unevenness of characterisation and language undermines the momentum, and it is the magic of Wendy's flight, the strong social message and the energy of the performances that lift the production from Hickson's busy script.

***(*)(*)Gareth K Vile, The List, 11/12/2018

Wendy and Peter Pan is a standout Christmas show for everyone, from people who want to ponder on the inherent tragedies of life to those who simply enjoy watching a pirate getting a party on.

****(*)Rosemary Kaye, The Edinburgh Reporter, 12/12/2018

Features about Wendy and Peter Pan

'It's a story of love, imagination and adventure--and those are themes that cross centuries and generations'.

Gareth K Vile, The List, 26/11/2018

Ella Hickson--Wendy and Peter Pan

Neil Cooper, Coffee-Table Notes, 27/11/2018

Ella Hickson on reimagining Peter Pan for Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum

Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, 27/11/2018

Where and when?

Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh from Thursday November 29, 2018, until Saturday January 5, 2019. More info:

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