Let’s leave everything behind and fly with the characters of Peter Pan and Wendy to Neverland, where adventures, new friendships, unknown emotions, first love (and probably some fairy or crocodile, but that’s a mystery for now) await. Wendy, John and Michael will understand a few things there. They will appreciate the importance of bedtime stories. They will experience true friendship. They will open each other up to their own experiences. They will discover the value of working together. And, willy-nilly, they will grow up.
Every child has a favourite toy, and every adult cuddles such a favourite toy in their memories. It is these often simple and, after all, less intellectual activities that teach us the most in the first periods of life. Through them, we gain further skills, learn about ourselves and our surroundings, build relationships with people, solve problems, distinguish between emotions, and learn to cope with them – we create our self. But play is also a space for enjoyment and the development of imagination – an imagination that we expand time and time again, using the inconspicuous spell ‘as if’. A spell that takes on even greater and luminous power in the theatre.
The performance features smoke and strobe lighting.
James Matthew Barrie