Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, London
Packed with puppetry and enough theatrical magic to enchant both young and old alike, our spellbinding reinvention of Peter Pan is back.
For the wounded soldiers of World War One, imagination is their only escape. Yet as they're transported to the fantastical lagoons and pirate ships of Never Land, allegories of the war they've left behind are ever present.
George Llewelyn Davies, later killed in action in 1915, was one of the children who inspired J. M. Barrie to create the iconic character of Peter Pan. Remembering him, and a generation of Lost Boys, Timothy Sheader and Liam Steel's "stunning, moving, definitive production is not to be missed" (Time Out)
Every theatre performance is unique, but this is especially the case at the Open Air Theatre where both the stage and entire auditorium are uncovered.
Each visit can be distinctly different as the weather and light spontaneously interact with the play. Warm or cool, clear or overcast, the point at which dusk turns to night, being outdoors adds a thrilling contribution to our work and is an integral part of your experience here. Some of our audience's favourite memories have been of the sun breaking through the clouds during the show whilst some of the most electric performances happen in the wake of rainfall.
It's best to come prepared for all types of weather: bringing your own shade in the afternoon is particularly important as is a jumper for the end of evening performances. So sun hats, sun cream, sunglasses, raincoats and rain hats should all be considered. Although the vast majority of performances are completed each year, as the auditorium and stage are completely uncovered, we may have to stop and re-start the show.
On rare occasions, it will not be possible for us to complete the performance, but we will never cancel a performance before the advertised start time. This is because you would be amazed how often it can rain all day and then clear up just in time for the action to start and indeed, how localised bad weather can be. Also we really don't want to disappoint anyone - audiences or our actors (who are always keen to perform, if at all possible).
Please note that films and one-off live music and comedy shows are never cancelled because of the weather.
Tickets are non-refundable in the event of cancellation because of the weather but may be exchanged in accordance with our policy set out in section 5 of our Terms and Conditions.
When you're ready to exchange:
You can either:
(a) use the weather exchange postcard which will be provided to you at the venue in the event that a show is cancelled;
(b) complete the online form available at www.openairtheatre.com/weather or
(c) write to: Weather Exchange, Regent's Park Theatre Ltd, Stage Door Gate, Open Air Theatre, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4NU, stating your original booking order number, name, address and preferred date you wish to exchange into.
Booking Period: 17 May - 15 June 2018
Running Time: 2 hours 25 minutes.
Act 1: 1hr 5mins | Act 2: 1hr plus one interval of 20 mins
Age limit: children under the age of 4 will not be admitted to the venue