Four of JM Barrie’s finest plays, plus two documentaries exploring the history of Peter Pan.
JM Barrie is famous worldwide for his iconic creation, Peter Pan. However, many of his other works have been undeservedly forgotten. This collection contains three of his lesser-known plays, revisited for radio, as well as a dramatisation of his beloved story of the boy who never grew up.
On Midsummer’s Eve, in a magic wood, a group of guests invited by the mysterious, Puck-like Lob are offered something they all desire – a second chance...Starring Jeffrey Segal as Lob.
'The Admirable Crichton'
Crichton is the perfect butler, and the perfect snob, but his employer, Lord Loam, believes all men should be equal. Crichton is horrified by his master’s liberal opinions – and it will take a sea change to alter them. Starring Russell Tovey as Crichton.
A soldier stares into the fire in an empty, dark house as an unsettling and tragic history unfolds before him. This haunting, eerie drama about a sinister Scottish island and a mysterious, elusive girl stars Bill Paterson and Bryony Hannah.
A strange visitor transforms the Darling household one bedtime, whisking the children away to a land of adventure and wonder...This swashbuckling dramatisation of Barrie’s timeless tale, directed by the award-winning Dirk Maggs, stars Toyah Willcox, Ron Moody, June Whitfield and Roy Hudd.
Bonus programmes include Opening Nights: Peter Pan Takes Flight, in which Russell Davies presents a fascinating insight into the world premiere of Peter Pan in 1904, and Why JM Barrie Wrote The Little White Bird, exploring the origins of Peter Pan and his first adventures.
Peter Pan published with the support of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. A company limited by guarantee (company number 09338724) and a registered charity (charity number 1160024).
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GREAT J M BARRIE COLLECTION
I liked all the plays apart from this version of Peter Pan which is ruined by Toya Wilcox, but all the other plays are an absolute joy. Wish there were more like this.
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