McManus Stage

Peter Panhandler

Presented by New Twist Theatre Productions

Peter Panhandler


June 15 to 24, 2017
McManus Stage

London, England, 1913: opium, suffragettes, and... Fairy Dust and saucy mermaids? George Darling, a journalist, works tirelessly to expose the secret connection of mysterious stars appearing around London and the increasing crime rates, while attempting to raise his rambunctious daughter, Wendy Darling. Just as George is about to pull the last thread to unravel the mystery, we are transported into the secret world of Neverland: a criminal society run by the elusive Captain Crook, and Inspector Ewan Smee. Determined to keep their society safe, the criminal leaders send Peter and Shadow, charming but niave pickpockets, to sabotage the work of Mr. Darling. But chaos ensues as the boys accidentally kidnap Wendy and must seek the help of an old flame as the meaning of the stars of London is revealed, and darkness begins to spread.

Updated for a modern audience, and a devised reworking of J.M Barrie's Peter Pan by the first ever Twisted Ensemble, the play discusses moral responsibility of the media and law enforcement, and the clash of political ideologies.

Recommended for ages 16+ (coarse language, mature theme/subject matter)

This production is supported by the London Arts Council and the City of London

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