JM Barrie

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Peter Pan and Wendy review – modern-day myth goes light on existential dread
This wholesome adaptation, featuring a preening Captain Hook, focuses on playroom fun in a beautifully designed production

Mark Fisher

25, Nov, 2022 @9:00 PM

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At last the curtain falls on Boris Johnson: the pantomime prime minister utterly lacking in character | James Graham
‘Boris’ favoured pixie dust rather than trust, and barefaced lies rather than resignation with honour, says the playwright and TV writer James Graham

James Graham

05, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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There are countless Peter Pan adaptations – but this underrated version is the best
PJ Hogan’s 2003 film is uniquely magical, with Jason Isaacs doubling splendidly as Captain Hook and Mr Darling

Maddie Thomas

28, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Wendy & Peter Pan review – Wendy finds her way in a boy-shaped world
Developed between teams in Leeds and Tokyo, this spectacular reimagining brings new complexity to JM Barrie’s story

Clare Brennan

16, Jan, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Wendy and Peter Pan review – swashbuckling bombast, darkness and laughs
After a run at the Tokyo Olympics, this production arrives in Britain with every ounce of humour and verve exploited to the full

Nick Ahad

06, Jan, 2022 @9:34 AM

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Peter Pan review – punchy and playful show has make-believe built in
Five actors take on all the parts in Lotte Wakeham’s production, engaging our imaginations in an affecting reworking

Mark Fisher

03, Dec, 2021 @12:25 PM

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'Lost' letters reveal JM Barrie and Robert Louis Stevenson's mutual affection
Newly examined correspondence shows deep respect between Peter Pan and Treasure Island authors, who never met

Donna Ferguson

25, Oct, 2020 @6:47 AM

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Forgotten plays: No 10 – Mary Rose (1920) by JM Barrie
The Peter Pan author caught Hitchcock’s eye with this Hebridean-set ghost story about the intensity of mother-son relationships

Michael Billington

02, Aug, 2020 @11:01 PM

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The problem with Wendy: how did an Oscar-nominated director get it so wrong?
After breaking out with Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin has stumbled with his misjudged take on Peter Pan

Charles Bramesco

28, Feb, 2020 @4:58 PM

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Quality Street review – a box of mixed delights
Uneven adaptation of JM Barrie’s 1901 romcom

Clare Brennan

23, Feb, 2020 @5:30 AM

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Quality Street review – JM Barrie's bittersweet romcom is a treat
Shakespeare meets Richard Curtis in the play that gave its name to the chocolates, carried by boisterous performances and sweet-wrapper chic

Mark Fisher

20, Feb, 2020 @2:25 PM

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Neverland forever: the tiny Scottish island that gave us Peter Pan
Eilean Shona inspired the author JM Barrie. It seems some dreams do come true …

Emma Cook

19, Jan, 2020 @11:00 AM

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