Peter Pan

by  J. M. Barrie

Full Length Play, Drama  /  8m, 4f, 38m or f

J.M. Barrie’s timeless classic tells the story of Wendy, John and Michael Darling’s adventures in Neverland with the inimitable Peter Pan – ‘the boy who would not grow up.’ There they are introduced to The Lost Boys, Peter’s jealous fairy friend, Tinker Bell and infamous pirate, Captain Hook.

Please note that although this title remains under full copyright protection in the UK and the US, it is in the public domain in the rest of the world.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    8m, 4f, 38m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Theatre for Young Audiences, Christmas/Holiday
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Cutting Approved for Competition
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

J.M. Barrie’s timeless classic tells the story of Wendy, John and Michael Darling’s adventures in Neverland with the inimitable Peter Pan – ‘the boy who would not grow up.’ There they meet The Lost Boys, Peter’s fairy friend, Tinker Bell and infamous pirate, Captain Hook, along with the crocodile who swallowed Hook’s hand and the princess Tiger-Lily. The action escalates when the Darlings are captured by Hook and, with Peter’s help, escape taking The Lost Boys home with them.

Samuel French licenses UK amateur and professional productions of J.M. Barrie’s original play, Peter Pan, as well as adaptations including pantomimes and musicals.Please note that although this title remains under full copyright protection in the UK and US, it is in public domain for the rest of the world. All performances of Peter Pan benefit Great Ormond St. Hospital Children’s Charity, who hold the rights to this work in perpetuity – this was the wish of J.M. Barrie. For more information, contact the Samuel French Licensing team.

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Reviews

"The magic is as great as ever." - New York Daily News

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Church / Religious Groups
  • Youth/Camp Programs
  • Tours
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Outdoor
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1900-1910
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Nursery, The Never Land, a ship.
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes

Casting

8m, 4f, 38m or f
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Cast Attributes

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

Casting Notes

25 characters

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Authors

J. M. Barrie

ABOUT THE AUTHOR All children, except one, grow up James Matthew Barrie was born in the small weaving town of Kirriemuir, Scotland, on 9th May 1860, the ninth of ten children of a handloom weaver. For the first six years of his life, James lived in the shadow of his mother’s love for his older brother David. Tragical ...

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