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Lost Boy is an original British musical for a large cast of young adults.

A dark sequel to Peter Pan, this new story reunites J. M. Barrie's characters, now in their early twenties, when a young officer falls asleep with a copy of the children’s classic in his pocket and imagines himself as Peter embarking on one final “awfully big adventure" - The First World War.

Blending a contemporary music theatre style with music hall influences, Lost Boy premiered at the Finborough Theatre before transferring for an extended run at the Charing Cross Theatre in the West End.

Phil Willmott’s past musicals include The Dick Barton Trilogy, Around the World in Eighty Days, Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi and Princess Caraboo (also composed with Mark Collins) all published by Samuel French.

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  • Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Adaptations (Literature)
  • Time Period: 1910s / WWI
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)


Phil Willmott

Multi-award-winning composer, writer and director Phil Willmott’s first collaboration as a composer with Mark Collins was the musical Lost Boy, which transferred from the Finborough Theatre for an extended run at the Charing Cross Theatre and imagined the characters from Peter Pan as adults in the First World War. Foll ...

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Mark Collins

Productions at the Finborough Theatre include co-composer for Lost Boy (which subsequently transferred to Charing Cross Theatre). Also, musical supervisor for Adam Guettel’s Myths and Hymns, and musical director for Grant Olding’s Three Sides. Mark has been MD or musical supervisor on many new musicals, including The S ...

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