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  • Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up (1904). Although Barrie did not intend the play as a pantomime, it has many features in common with this traditional genre of British children's theatre: a boy – played by a woman – as the lead role (known as the "principal boy"), actors in animal costumes, a flamboyant villain, and fantasy themes.
  • Peter Pan (1950), music and lyrics by Leonard Bernstein, an authorized Broadway adaptation. Intended as a musical, it was eventually staged as a "straight" dramatic version with only five songs. This version starred Jean Arthur as Peter Pan, and Boris Karloff in the dual roles of Mr. Darling and Captain Hook. [citation needed]
  • Peter Pan (1954), directed by Jerome Robbins, an authorized musical stage adaptation with music by Mark "Moose" Charlap and lyrics by Carolyn Leigh. Taking the opposite path of the 1950 adaptation, it was originally to have only a few incidental songs, but evolved into a full Broadway musical with some new songs from composer Jule Styne and lyricists Betty Comden and Adolph Green. This version became widely known as a vehicle for Mary Martin, who appeared in three television productions of this version and won a Best Musical Actress Tony Award for her performance as well as an Emmy when it was aired on television. Cyril Ritchard won a Tony as Captain Hook in the Broadway production opposite Martin and reprised the role in the first television production opposite her, and it is the role for which he has remained best known. Revivals featured television actress Sandy Duncan and gymnast Cathy Rigby as Peter. A 2014 TV version was broadcast by NBC as Peter Pan Live![1]
  • Neverland (1975), book, music, and lyrics by Jim Steinman, a futuristic musical stage adaptation. Although it only existed as a brief workshop at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts] in 1977, three of the songs would be reworked for the album Bat Out of Hell, one of the best-selling recordings in history.[2]
  • Peter Pan (1982), an adaptation by John Caird and Trevor Nunn, first staged on 10 December 1982 at the Barbican Theatre, London.[citation needed]
  • Peter Pan: The British Musical (1985), book, music and lyrics by Piers Chater Robinson, an authorised musical stage adaptation.[3]
  • Peter Pan (1996), book, music, and lyrics by Philip Glassborow, an authorised musical stage adaptation based on Glassborow's radio musical.[citation needed]
  • Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure (1996), lyrics by Anthony Drewe and music by George Stiles, an authorised musical stage adaptation, first staged in Copenhagen. Performed and recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, and broadcast on New Year's Eve 2001 by the BBC.[4]
  • Peter and Wendy (1997) adaptation and lyrics by Liza Lorwin and music by Scottish fiddler, Johnny Cunningham (of Silly Wizard fame). This is a stage production using Bunraku-style puppets performed by avant-garde theatre troupe, Mabou Mines, and actress Karen Kandel, who won an OBIE for her performance.[5] Mabou Mimes recently revived the original production at the Edinburgh Festival (2009)[6] and in New York at the New Victory Theater (2011).[7]
  • The Terrible Tragedy of Peter Pan (2002) by Phillip C. Klapperich, an ensemble member of The House Theatre of Chicago. This production brings to the fore the darker subtexts of the story, such as the dysfunction of Peter's relationships with Wendy, Tinker Bell, and Tiger Lily, his fear of growing up, and his self-absorption, as he fails to notice those around him being hurt or killed.[8]
  • Peter Pan (2004) by the Chickenshed Theatre Company was a musical stage version of Peter Pan, and was performed to mark the 100th Anniversary of the play. This is also the only performance to date with sign language fully integrated.[citation needed]
  • The Lost Boy (2005), is a bioplay musical written and directed by Ron Palillo, which is based upon the life of J. M. Barrie and gives a fictionalized account of how the story of Peter Pan was born.[9][10]
  • Peter Pan (2009), originally titled "Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens" a large scale production for which a specially built theatre pavilion with 360 degree surround video was created; script by Tanya Ronder, music by Benjamin Wallfisch, first staged at Kensington Gardens in Summer 2009. The production opened in the US in May 2010 and has since toured in San Francisco, Orange County, Atlanta, Chicago and Boston.[citation needed]
  • Peter Pan (A Play) (2009), adapted by Amanda Dehnert, first staged at Northwestern University, later mounted professionally at Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre Company in 2010.[citation needed]
  • Peter Pan (2009), music by Dan Chambers and lyrics by Dan Chambers and Polly Gibson, book by Polly Gibson, an authorised musical stage adaptation, first staged by the Sinodun Players at the Corn Exchange, Wallingford in July 2009.[citation needed]
  • Peter Pan (2010), stage adaptation by David Greig, first staged by the National Theatre of Scotland at the King's Theatre, Glasgow in April 2010.[11] The action is transposed from Edwardian London to Victorian Edinburgh, and set against a background of construction of the Forth Rail Bridge.
  • Peter Pan, the Boy who Hated Mothers (2010), adapted by Andrew Birkin from J.M. Barrie's original various drafts of the play, novel and screenplay, first staged at the Theatre du Gymnase in Marseille in February 2010 (translated into French by Céline-Albin Faivre), broadcast on Arte TV Channel Christmas 2010.[12]
  • Peter Pan (2012), stage adaptation directed by Sally Cookson and devised by the companies, originally produced by Bristol Old Vic for Christmas 2012 before being produced by the Royal National Theatre, London (in a co-production with Bristol Old Vic) for Christmas 2016 and the Troubadour White City Theatre for summer 2019.[citation needed]
  • The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan [citation needed]
  • Disney's Peter Pan Jr is a one-hour children's musical based on the Disney Peter Pan movie with some updated material. It became available for school and children's theatre productions in 2013 after several pilot productions.[13]
  • Wendy & Peter Pan (2013), a new adaptation by Ella Hickson at the Royal Shakespeare Company in England, placing Wendy as the protagonist.[14]
  • Peter Pan Goes Wrong (2013), is a comedy by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields of the Mischief Theatre Company in which the characters and members of the fictitious Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society attempt to present their production of Peter Pan.[citation needed]
  • Fly (2013), a darker take on Peter Pan with a focus on leaving childhood behind and the importance of growing up, by Jeffrey Seller debuted through the Dallas Theater Center.[15] The book is by Rajiv Joseph, who worked on the lyrics with Kirsten Childs, and the music is by Bill Sherman.[16]
  • Peter Pan Opera (2014), by composer Richard Ayres and librettist Lavinia Greenlaw, first staged in Stuttgart in 2014 and performed in the UK in 2015 by the Welsh National Opera.[17]
  • Peter Pan (2015), an adaptation presented at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. Co-directed by Timothy Sheader and Liam Steel, the production was set in World War I. The production earned an Olivier Award nomination and returned to the Open Air Theatre for its 2018 Season.[18]
  • For Peter Pan On Her 70th Birthday (2017), an adaptation by Sarah Ruhl, in which the title character and her siblings, all elderly retirees, become the characters of the original play. Beginning 18 August 2017 in New York City, it ran at Playrights Horizons.[citation needed]
  • The Adventures of Peter Pan & Tinker Bell (2017), an Australian pantomime produced by Bonnie Lythgoe Productions.[19]
  • Lost Girl (2018), an adaptation written by Kimberly Belflower and published by Samuel French, which follows Wendy Darling in the years after her adventure with Peter Pan in a coming-of-age exploration of first love and lasting loss. The play won the 2018 Kennedy Center Darrell Ayers National Playwriting Award.[20]
  • Peter Pan and Wendy (2019), a feminist version of the story with Wendy in an equal role. It was commissioned from Lauren Gunderson by the Shakespeare Theatre Company of Washington, D.C. Critics described it as "all about girl power."[21]
  • Peter Pan: reimagined (2019), an adaptation conceived and directed by Liam Steel, adapted by Georgia Christou and Liam Steel for the Birmingham Repertory Theatre which changes Edwardian London to present-day Birmingham.[citation needed]
  • The Spinning Tales of Peter Pan & Cinderella on Ice (2020), a new twist on the stories of Peter Pan and Cinderalla by Ice Creative Entertainment.[22]
  • Hook's Tale (2021), an adaptation of the novel Hook's Tale: Being the Account of an Unjustly Villainized Pirate Written by Himself which was written by playwright and screenwriter John Pielmeier. The two man play reimagines Captain Hook's origins and portrays him in a sympathetic light.[23][24][25]
  • Peter Pan: Wendy’s Adventure to Neverland (2022), a musical by the Nashville Children's Theatre which explores Neverland through the perspective of "Wendy". with a book by Ernie Nolan and music and lyrics by David Weinstein.[26][27]
  • Peter Pan & Tinker Bell (2022), an original upcoming ballet by Ballet Palm Beach set to debut in April 2022 at the Kravis Center’s Rinker Playhouse. It is created and directed by Colleen Smith, which tells the story of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell before his adventures with Wendy Darling.[28]
  • The Neverland (2022), a remake adaptation written and directed by Madeline Sayet. The play focuses on a Native American girl who is challenged by the erasure of her culture, then taken by Pan and Tink to Neverland, a place of refuge. It premiered as a workshop production at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in April 2022.[29]


  1. Hetrick, Adam. The Verdict: Read Reviews of Peter Pan Live! on NBC. Playbill. Retrieved on 4 December 2014.
  3. Peter Pan the Musical.
  4. Peter Pan – Stiles and Drewe Musical. Archived from the original on 3 July 2008.
  5. Treanor, Tim (May 6, 2007). Peter and Wendy.
  6. Fisher, Mark (4 September 2009). Peter and Wendy – Theatre review. The Guardian.
  7. La Rocco, Claudia (10 May 2011). 'Peter and Wendy' at New Victory Theater – Review. The New York Times.
  8. Lucia Mauro's Chicago Theater review of The Terrible Tragedy of Peter Pan. Archived from the original on 8 July 2011.
  9. The Lost Boy. Wow Effect Theater. Retrieved on February 20, 2022.
  10. DeJarnette, Darby (February 19, 2022). A heartbreaking and engaging ‘Lost Boy’ at Colonial Players. DC Metro. Retrieved on February 20, 2022.
  11. Spencer, Charles (14 May 2010). Peter Pan at the Barbican, review. The Daily Telegraph.
  12. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011.
  13. Disney's Peter Pan JR.. Music Theatre International (MTI). Retrieved on June 26, 2017.
  14. Archived copy.
  16. Isaacs, Gregory Sullivan (2013-07-14). Review: Fly | Dallas Theater Center (in en-US).
  17. Peter Pan review – too many loose ends, too many shortcuts. This doesn't fly (17 May 2015).
  18. Peter Pan review, Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park: Return of a production that really soars (25 May 2018).
  20. National Awards from the Eight Regional Festivals. KCACTF (April 14, 2018). Retrieved on February 18, 2022.
  21. This charming new version of J.M. Barrie's timeless play is all about girl power.
  28. Rabinowitz, Chloe (March 17, 2022). Ballet Palm Beach to Debut PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL At The Kravis Center. BroadwayWorld. Retrieved on March 19, 2022.
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