Sherman Theatre and Theatr Iolo

Peter Pan

Made at Sherman Christmas Family Sherman at 50 Theatre

Written by J. M. Barrie

Directed by Lee Lyford



27 Nov 2023 - 6 Jan 2024
Various times

Further details

  • Space: Main House
  • Age: 7+
  • Language: English
  • Duration: Approximately 2 hours 20 minutes including an interval
Important Information

This show contains loud noises, haze and flashing lights. For further details on the themes covered in Peter Pan, click here.

A new version by Catherine Dyson

Spectacular. Heartfelt. Funny.

Join Wendy on a breathtaking adventure and fly into the fantastical world of Peter Pan this Christmas.

When Wendy meets Peter Pan, she escapes to magical Neverland – a world of fairies, mermaids, and a pirate pursued by a crocodile.

It’s a land where you’re free to play, to have adventures, to fly and sing. But she also discovers a new group of children to look after – a tribe of Lost Boys who are looking for a mother.

Wendy must decide whether to stay in Neverland, or to return home to real life.

Based on J.M. Barrie’s timeless tale, Catherine Dyson’s fun, funny and moving play with songs composed by Gwyneth Herbert, sees the story through Wendy’s eyes. It’s performed by a talented cast of actor-musicians, including faces familiar to Sherman audiences. This fresh new take on a much-loved classic celebrates the power of the imagination to help us navigate life’s adventures. It thinks about what it means to grow up, and how we can all embrace living life in our own way.

Christmas at the Sherman always offers exceptional family entertainment that’s that little bit different. Specially created for ages 7+, and directed by Lee Lyford (The Wind in the Willows, Sherman Theatre; A Christmas Carol, Bristol Old Vic), Peter Pan will be no exception.

This spectacular co-production with Theatr Iolo features thrilling flying sequences designed by NoFit State. There are no limits to where your imagination can take you this Christmas.

More about our new version of Peter Pan
Our production offers children aged 7+ and their families a hugely fun and rich experience. The play, in common with J.M Barrie’s original, carefully and sensitively touches on a range of issues that many children face in their day to day lives. Those themes include divorce, death and loss. If your child has been affected by any of the themes and issues in Peter Pan, here is a list of charities which you can reach out to for further information and support.

BSL interpreter: Cathryn McShane
BSL support pre-show by Claire Anderson.
Audio Describer: Michelle Perez
Click here to listen to the Audio Flyer

Relaxed Performances
During Relaxed Performances, you can move around, talk and vocalise as you need to. The auditorium house lights will be switched on during show at a low level to enable you to leave easily and the outer doors into the foyer will remain open throughout the show. If you would benefit from ear defenders they are available to loan for free from our Ushers in the auditorium and the Box Office team. A Chill-Out Zone in the foyer with a blackout tent and sensory toys, located in the corner by the window, will be available for you to use whenever you need to.

Activity Pack
We have created an activity pack to get young people engaging with the production, its characters and themes.

The price of everything seems to be going up at the moment and we want to ensure that the cost of tickets is in reach of as many people as possible:

  • Children and Under 25s can see Peter Pan for half price.
  • 2 adults and 2 children can see Peter Pan from under £50 by buying 2 Band D tickets at £16 each and 2 Band D tickets at half price for children and under 25s at £8 each (subject to availability).
  • Break down the cost of your tickets for the show into two equal payments, one when you book and the other a week before the performance. Call 029 2064 6900 to find out more (applies to bookings of £20 in value or more).

“Peter Pan” is presented by arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

Thanks to support from the Garrick Charitable Trust we have been able to offer an entry level lighting designer placement on this production for a young person interested in pursuing a career in technical theatre.


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