National Theatre of Scotland's Peter Pan News

The National Theatre of Scotland and barbicanbite10 present PETER PAN 

By JM Barrie in a new version by David Greig

Directed by John Tiffany

Touring from 23 April from 19 June 2010.

A 30 minute behind the scenes Sky Arts documentary about the making of the production will premiere in high definition on Sky Arts 1 & 2 HD throughout the run.

Creative Team: Directed by John Tiffany, Designed by Laura Hopkins, Sound Designed by Gareth Fry, Lighting Designed by Guy Hoare, Musical Direction and Composition by Davey Anderson

Movement Direction by Vicki Amedume of Upswing, Illusions Designed by Jamie Harrison and Puppets made by Gavin Glover

In 2010 the National Theatre of Scotland brings Peter Pan home, presenting a brand new version of one of the most influential and magical stories ever told by a Scottish writer, in what will be the 150th anniversary of the birth of JM Barrie.

Directed by the National Theatre of Scotland’s own Olivier Award-winning John Tiffany and written by multi award-winning Scottish playwright David Greig (The Bacchae, Midsummer, Yellow Moon) this Peter Pan re-imagines the Darling family in Victorian Edinburgh, with Mr Darling working as an engineer on the construction of the Forth Bridge.

John Tiffany will be reunited with Laura Hopkins (Designer), Gareth Fry (Sound Designer) and Davey Anderson (Composer) from Black Watch, and with Guy Hoare (Lighting Designer) from Be Near Me. Vicki Amedumue joins the creative team as Aerial Choreographer.

The production will feature sword fights, flying sequences, acrobats, illusions, the usual ticking crocodile and one great big hook.

Peter Pan is presented by arrangement with the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Samuel French Limited.

The National Theatre of Scotland is delighted to be entering into their first media partnership with Sky Arts.  As part of this partnership, a thirty minute documentary about the making of the National Theatre of Scotland’s production of Peter Pan will premiere in high definition on Sky Arts 2/HD and Sky Arts 1/HD from the beginning of May, throughout the production’s tour, until 19 June. This exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary will feature footage from the final stages of the production, interviews with the creative team and look into the world and legacy of JM Barrie, one of Scotland’s most famous writers. An eight minute online version of the documentary will be available at

The full cast is Kevin Guthrie as Peter Pan, Cal MacAnich as Hook, Kirsty Mackay as Wendy, Cathal Finnerty as Cookson, Chris Starkie as Starkey, Dylan Kennedy as Nibs, Moyo Omoniyi as Jenny, Owen Whitelaw as Slightly, Roddy Cairns as John, Tom Gillies as Michael, Zoe Hunter as Tiger Lily & Nana, Alasdair Macrae as Smee, Annie Grace as Mrs Darling, Jacqui Zvimba as Tiger Lily & Nana, Marcus Hercules as Tootles, Roddy Cairns as John, Shane Zaza as Curly, Tom Gillies as Michael and Clare Anderson (aerial artist).

Cal MacAninch has appeared in a number of television programmes including Wild at Heart (ITV), Holby Blue (BBC), Murphy’s Law (BBC) and Silent Witness (BBC). His stage work is extensive and includes Under the Black Flag (The Globe), A Whistle in the Dark and Oedipus Rex (Citizens Theatre).  Cal has worked previously with the National Theatre of Scotland having appeared in The Bacchae.  

Kevin Guthrie makes his professional stage debut in Peter Pan. Kirsty Mackay has previously worked with the National Theatre of Scotland having appeared in Six Characters in Search of an Author a co-production with the Citizens Theatre and the Lyceum Theatre.  Both Kirsty and Kevin are currently students at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. 

Touring to Glasgow, London, Inverness, Edinburgh and Aberdeen from 23 April to 19 June.

Press Performance at the King’s Theatre Glasgow on Tuesday 27 April 2010 at 7.30pm

Press Performance at the Barbican Theatre, London on Thursday 13 May 2010 at 7.15pm



Venue, date and time: King's Theatre, Glasgow from 23 April to 8 May at 7.30pm (2.30pm matinee performance 1,5,8 May) (No performances: 25 April and 2 May)

Ticket Prices:                   £10 – £28

Booking number:             0844 871 7648

Online booking:     

Accessible Perfs:              Captioned performance 7 May, Audio Described and Signed 8 May at 2.30pm (Touch Tour at 1.30pm)

Venue, date and time: Barbican Theatre, London from 12 May to Saturday 29 May at 7.15pm (2pm matinee performance 15,22,26,29 May) (Sunday 16 and 23 May 3pm) (No performances 17 and 24 May)

Ticket Prices:                   £10 – £35

Booking number:             020 7638 8891 (on sale from March 2010)

Online booking:     (on sale from March 2010)


Venue, date and time:  Eden Court, Inverness from 1 to 5 June at 7pm (1.30pm matinee 3 and 5 June)

Ticket Prices:                  £8 – £18.50

Booking number:            01463 234 234

Online booking:    

Accessible Perfs:              Captioned performance 4 June, Audio Described and Signed 5 June at 1.30pm (Touch Tour at 12.30pm)


Venue, date and time: Festival Theatre, Edinburgh from 08 to 12 June at 7pm (2pm matinee 12 June)

Ticket Prices:                  £16 – £23.00

Booking number:            0131 529 6000

Online booking:    

Accessible Perfs:              Captioned performance 11 June, Audio Described and Signed 12 June at 2pm (Touch Tour at 1pm)


Venue, date and time: HMT Aberdeen from 15 to 19 June at 7.30pm (2pm matinee performance 17 June, 2.30pm matinee performance 19 June)

Ticket Prices:                £12 – £22.50

Booking number:          01224 641122

Online booking:  

Accessible Perfs:           Captioned performance 18 June, Audio Described and Signed 19 June at 2.30pm (Touch Tour 1.30pm)



Press Office Contacts:

Emma Schad – Press Manager – 0141 227 9016 –

Andrew Neilson – Press Officer – 0141 227 9497 –


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On-screen: Sky Arts is the only stable of television channels in the UK dedicated entirely to the arts, screening 36 hours of content every day across Sky Arts 1, Sky Arts 2, Sky Arts 1 HD and Sky Arts 2 HD. Recent highlights include a world first in opera simulcasting, screening the first night of ENO's La bohème on Sky Arts 2 whilst simultaneously broadcasting all of the backstage action live on Sky Arts 1; Songbook, a series of one on one interviews and acoustic performances from seminal songwriters and The Book Show – the only television programme in the UK dedicated solely to books.  We’re also launching 24 smaller scale partnerships a year with arts organisations from across the UK.   Each partnership will see Sky Arts produce a specially filmed Sky Arts At…documentary, giving viewers a unique view of the artistic process from behind the scenes.


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