Peter Pan

Peter Pan

by: J. M. Barrie

by: J. M. Barrie


J.M. Barrie’s timeless classic tells the story of Wendy, John and Michael Darling’s adventures in Neverland with the inimitable Peter Pan – ‘the boy who would not grow up.’ There they meet The Lost Boys, Peter’s fairy friend, Tinker Bell and infamous pirate, Captain Hook, along with the crocodile who swallowed Hook’s hand and the princess Tiger-Lily. The action escalates when the Darlings are captured by Hook and, with Peter’s help, escape taking The Lost Boys home with them.

Samuel French licenses UK amateur and professional productions of J.M. Barrie’s original play, Peter Pan, as well as adaptations including pantomimes and musicals.Please note that although this title remains under full copyright protection in the UK and US, it is in public domain for the rest of the world. All performances of Peter Pan benefit Great Ormond St. Hospital Children’s Charity, who hold the rights to this work in perpetuity – this was the wish of J.M. Barrie. For more information, contact the Samuel French Licensing team.

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  • Genre: Fantasy, Theatre for Young Audiences, Christmas/Holiday
  • Time Period: 1900-1910
  • Cast Attributes: Ensemble cast, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Flexible casting, Roles for Children, Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences


J. M. Barrie

ABOUT THE AUTHOR All children, except one, grow up James Matthew Barrie was born in the small weaving town of Kirriemuir, Scotland, on 9th May 1860, the ninth of ten children of a handloom weaver. For the first six years of his life, James lived in the shadow of his mother’s love for his older brother David. Tragical ...

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