Peter Pan

The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up

19th January 1985

The Barbican Theatre, RSC

By J. M. Barrie

Adapted by John Caird and Trevor Nunn

This was the first revival of the 1982/83 RSC production. It opened at the Barbican Theatre on 15th  December 1984 and ran through the Christmas season until 19th January 1985. 

A slightly different adaptation was made for the National Theatre Christmas seasons of 1997/8 and 1998/9.

Creative Team

DirectorsJohn Caird and Trevor Nunn
DesignerJohn Napier
CostumesAndreane Neofitou
LightingDavid Hersey
MusicStephen Oliver
Fights DirecteorMalcolm Ransom
Musical Director Richard Brown/Nigel Hess
Lighting Assistant Jozef Celder
Assistant Director Peter Clough
Script Assistant Sarah Spare
Stage Manager Rachel Whitteridge
Deputy Stage Manager Rachael Artingstall
Assistant Stage Manager Alison Owen
The production was sponsored by James M. Nederlander and presented in association with the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children


The Storyteller Brian Murphy
Mr Darling Stephen Moore
Mrs Darling Caroline Harris
Wendy Jane Carr
John Philip Franks
Michael Philip Dupuy
Nana Christopher Hurst
Liza Tina Jones
Peter Pan John McAndrew
Tinker Bell Jenny Dunbar
The Ostrich Jill Connick
Slightly Christopher Wright
Tootles Allan Hendrick
Nibs Paul Spence
Curly Roger Hyams
First Twin Raymond Platt
Second Twin Piers Ibbotson
Cecco John Nolan
Bill Jukes Dean Allen
Cookson Mike Murray
Gentleman Starkey Clyde Pollitt
Skylights Jeremy Wilkin
Smee Timothy Kightley
Noodler John Dallimore
Robert Mullins Stanley Page
Captain James Hook Stephen Moore
The Crocodile Dean Allen & Doyle Richmond
Great Big Little Panther Graham Sinclair
Tiger Lily Denica Fairman
The Piccanninny Tribe Jill Connick, Jenny Dunbar , Sally Jane Jackson, Tina Jones, Jeffrey Robert, Derek Smee
The Mermaids Jill Connick, Jenny Dunbar , Sally Jane Jackson, Tina Jones
The Never Bird Caroline Harris
Chay Turley Doyle Richmond
George Scourie Christopher Hurst
Wibbles Derek Smee
Alsatian Fogerty Graham Sinclair
Canary Robb Jeffrey Robert
Jane Sally Jane Jackson


Musical Director/Piano/Synthesiser Richard Brown
Trumpets Roderick Tearle/Colin Rae
Horn Duncan Hollowood
Horn/TubaBrian Newman
Trombone David Hissey
Flute Christopher Lacey
Oboe Caroline Marwood
Clarinet Victor Slaymark
Bassoon Peter Whittaker
Cello Andrea Hess
Percussion Tony McVey/Peter Washtell