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National Theatre of Scotland Peter Pan production
« on: October 28, 2009, 10:15:36 PM »
A new production of Peter Pan by the National Theatre of Scotland has been announced for 2010, to mark JM Barrie's anniversary. Hopefully, this is going to be close to the original, not a musical, panto, or other dodgy adaptation. It will tour Scotland (Glasgow, Inverness and Edinburgh) before coming to London at the Barbican. Read all about it: http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/scotland/From-Black-Watch--to.5767799.jp (not sure about the fire-eaters though...)

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Re: National Theatre of Scotland Peter Pan production
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2010, 08:24:18 PM »
Some of you (in the UK) who have Sky might have seen their programme/documentary on the new NTS production & JMB broadcast last Thursday, but if you haven't, you can see a shorter version on
 http://www.skyarts.co.uk/video/sky-arts-at-the-national-theatre-of-scotland/
which includes some great shots of Kirriemuir, the Glens, Edinburgh and Kensington Gardens. It looks very striking and different from previous productions, although it's had some mixed reviews in the press. So I'll be curious to see it for myself - this Thursday at the Barbican in London.  I'll also be curious to hear from other people who've seen it, either in Scotland or London.

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Re: National Theatre of Scotland Peter Pan production
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2010, 06:36:26 PM »
Saw the NTS production last week at the Barbican and I thought it was fantastic. The acting was great and the sets amazing.  It included the When Wendy Grew up act, very poignantly done I thought. It was an adaptation, rather than Barrie's original play, and left out some scenes (including some that might be thought of as iconic) but on the whole, it worked and captured Barrie's darkness without the sentimentality. I didnt even mind Tiger Lily becoming a she-wolf (not a Piccaninny  in sight)... Peter is feral, Wendy feisty, Hook  suitably evil and menacing, without a hint of panto or comedy villain. I also loved the Scottishness of it all, the voices, the music, the sea shanties, the Forth Bridge. My only reservation was Nana, 'played' by a giant toy dog on wheels pushed by two nursery maids who also were her 'voice' - it sounds bizarre, and it was.

Has anyone else seen it? What do you think?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/theatre-reviews/7725611/Peter-Pan-at-the-Barbican-review.html