Peter (Sobieski)

by  Stacy Sobieski

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m, 4f, 3boy(s)

Peter Llewelyn Davies was just an infant in his pram when he served as the inspiration for J.M. Barrie’s most famous creation, Peter Pan. With the story proving to be a smash hit, a reluctant Peter was thrust into the spotlight.

But then one day, Peter did the unthinkable: He grew up.

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Peter (Sobieski)

by  Stacy Sobieski

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 4f, 3boy(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Biography, Period
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Peter Llewelyn Davies was just an infant in his pram when he served as the inspiration for J.M. Barrie's most famous creation, Peter Pan. With the story proving to be a smash hit, a reluctant Peter was thrust into the spotlight. But then one day, Peter did the unthinkable:

He grew up.

Based on a true story, Peter presents another side to one of the world's most beloved tales. As Peter enters adulthood, he struggles to separate himself from what he calls "that terrible masterpiece" and begins to spiral into a deep depression. Will he succeed in overcoming the demons of his past, or do happy endings only exist in fairy stories?

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Reviews

"An elegant depiction of the impact of 15 minutes of fame in a pre-tabloid world" - The Reviews Hub

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
  • Tours

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Open Flame Open Flame

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £52 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s / WWI, 1900-1910
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting:

    London, England between 1897-1940*

    *Peter actually died in 1960. The date has been altered for theatrical purposes.

     

  • Additional Features: Special Effects, Multimedia
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

3m, 4f, 3boy(s)

PETER - played at various stages of his life. A handsome man who served as the inspiration for Peter Pan when he was an infant.
J.M. BARRIE - 40s. Famous Scottish author and playwright of Peter Pan.
SYLVIA - 30s. Mother to the Davies boys. A beautiful woman with incredible warmth and charm.
GEORGE - A young boy. He is the eldest of the Davies brothers.
JACK* - A young boy. He is the second eldest Davies brother.
MARY HODGSON - 40s. Headstrong nursemaid to the Davies children.
ARTHUR - 40s. Father of the Davies boys. A handsome man who loves his family above all else.
MARY ANSELL - 30s/40s. J.M. Barrie’s actress wife.
PEGGY* - Late 20s/early 30s. Peter’s wife. Charming and full of life

*The roles of Jack and Peggy can be played by the same actress

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Features Children
  • Flexible casting
  • Roles for Children
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

Casting Notes

The roles of Jack and Peggy can be double-cast. In addition, depending on the individual production requirements, the children's parts may be played by adult actors and the role of Peter can be played by the same actor throughout.

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Authors

Stacy Sobieski

Stacy Sobieski is an American playwright and actress. She currently resides in London.

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'Peter' was first produced at London's Lost Theatre in 2012 by Sell a Door Theatre Company

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