Lost Boy at The Finborough Theatre

Posted by Caroline Lofts

Lost Boy copyThe Finborough has done it again, this time with Lost Boy, a dark sequel to Peter Pan, reuniting J. M. Barrie’s characters as young adults on the eve of the First World War.

How has their extraordinary childhood equipped them for reality?

And how much does the child we were inform the adult we become?

Peter Pan was the Harry Potter of the golden age of Edwardian children’s literature. Tickets to Barrie’s play and copies of the book sold in huge quantities with hardly a nursery in the Empire left untouched by the phenomenon. But when those children grew to adulthood, the world they encountered was a far cry from the utopia of Never Never Land.

How did exposure to J. M. Barrie’s masterpiece equip an army of frightened young men to deal with the horrors of trench warfare…and the complexities of grown up relationships?

The culture clash between the enchantment of childhood fantasy and real life provides a rich vein for humour and drama as this original story explores the hopes and dreams of one particular young officer on the eve of battle with a copy of

Peter Pan in his pocket. As sleep begins to blur his dreams and reality, fact and fiction become entangled and he finds himself central to one final “awfully big adventure” with the grown-up Wendy, John, Michael and Tinker Bell.

Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED
Box Office 0844 847 1652 Book online at www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Tuesday, 31 December 2013 – Saturday, 11 January 2014
Tuesday to Saturday Evenings at 7.30pm. Sunday Matinees at 3.00pm. Saturday matinee at 3.00pm on 11 January only.
Tickets £16, £14 concessions, except Tuesday Evenings £14 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £16 all seats.
Previews (31 December and 1 January) £12 all seats.
£10 tickets for Under 30’s for performances from Tuesday to Sunday of the first week when booked online only.
£12 tickets for residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on Saturday, 4 January 2014 when booked online.

 

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