Peter Pan has to be one of the best known and loved children’s stories in the world, so it can be surprising to learn that there is an origin story
Peter Pan has to be one of the best known and loved children’s stories in the world, so it can be surprising to learn that there is an origin story written by J.M.Barrie, which is known by very few. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, tells the story of the baby Peter, flying out of his bedroom window at just seven days old to live in the Kensington Gardens with the birds and the fairies. Set before Neverland, Tinkerbell or Captain Hook, the story is full of its own wonderful characters, such as the wise crow, Solomon Caw and Mab, the Queen of the Fairies. Betwixt-and-Between Theatre Company have lovingly adapted this 60-minute piece of theatre, framed within the story of Mary, a girl who does not want to grow up, who learns Peter’s story and along the way discovers the value of home, family and that ‘to live is an awfully big adventure’. Full of music, magic and imaginative play, combined with Barrie’s signature wit and nostalgia this really is a story for all ages and one you won’t want to miss.
Performances are at Knackershole Garden Theatre, 25th and 26th August at 4pm, tickets (£10/£8) available from
(Wednesday) 4:00 pm