11th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

Alban Arena, St Albans

Directed by Adam Nichols | Presented by OVO

When the leader of the Lost Boys, Peter Pan, loses his shadow during a visit to London, headstrong Wendy helps him re-attach it.

In return, Peter invites Wendy to fly away with him to Neverland – a mystical world of mischievous lost children and boundless dreams, far beyond her urban reality.

But there’s danger lurking – it’s also a place of malicious mermaids, feisty fairies, fearsome female warriors and the vengeful and devious pirate Captain Hook. As well as a very hungry crocodile…

Can Wendy defeat them to save her new-found friends?

OVO makes its debut at the Alban Arena with a musical version of J.M.Barrie’s classic, much loved play, told with our customary irreverence and wit.

With lashings of magic, mischief, music and make-believe – and just a little sprinkle of fairy dust – Peter Pan will be the most thrilling theatrical treat this Christmas.

£1 from every ticket purchased will be donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital, helping to support children’s healthcare and the efforts to find new and better ways to treat childhood illnesses.

The Alban Arena has been reconfigured to ensure a safe and socially distanced experience, whilst ensuring that the Christmas experience for audiences will be as spectacular and magical as usual. Normal capacity has been reduced to 40% which means that tickets are limited and likely to sell out fast.

Presented by arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Concord Theatricals Ltd.

Critical acclaim for Adam Nichols’s 2020 productions:

London Theatre1
★★★★★ “An absolute belter and the perfect pick-me-up”

The Stage
★★★★ “A smart, slick production… a joy to watch”

Daily Express
★★★★ “Delivered with don’t-give-a-toss energy… inventive and laugh-out-loud”

Daily Mail
★★★★ “A tireless sense of fun”

Last Minute Theatre Tickets
★★★★ “Leaves you travelling home after the show with a big fat grin on your face”

Running time: 

Approximately 2 hours 10 minutes including a 20 minute interval

Performance dates:

Fri 11 Dec 7:00 pm
Sat 12 Dec 10:30 am
Sat 12 Dec 2:00 pm
Sat 12 Dec 6:00 pm
Sun 13 Dec 1:30 pm
Sun 13 Dec 5:00 pm
Fri 18 Dec 2:00 pm
Fri 18 Dec 7:00 pm
Sat 19 Dec 10:30 am
Sat 19 Dec 2:00 pm
Sat 19 Dec 6:00 pm
Sun 20 Dec 1:30 pm
Sun 20 Dec 5:00 pm
Mon 21 Dec 1:30 pm
Mon 21 Dec 5:00 pm
Tue 22 Dec 1:30 pm
Tue 22 Dec 5:00 pm
Wed 23 Dec 1:30 pm
Wed 23 Dec 5:00 pm
Thu 24 Dec 11:00 am
Thu 24 Dec 3:00 pm
Sat 26 Dec 2:00 pm
Sat 26 Dec 6:00 pm
Sun 27 Dec 10:30 am
Sun 27 Dec 2:00 pm
Sun 27 Dec 6:00 pm
Mon 28 Dec 1:30 pm
Mon 28 Dec 5:00 pm
Tue 29 Dec 1:30 pm
Tue 29 Dec 5:00 pm
Wed 30 Dec 1:30 pm
Wed 30 Dec 5:00 pm
Thu 31 Dec 11:00 am
Thu 31 Dec 3:00 pm
Sat 2 Jan 2:00 pm
Sat 2 Jan 6:00 pm
Sun 3 Jan 1:30 pm
Sun 3 Jan 5:00 pm


Luke Adamson


Hannah Francis-Baker


Marcus Churchill

George Darling /
Captain Hook

Anna Franklin


Paula Gilmour

Liza / Tinker Bell /
Cecco / Jane


James Keningale

Twin 1

Rosa Lennox

Twin 2

Felipe Pacheco

Peter Pan

Matthew Parker

Nana / Smee

Will Pattle

Michael Darling


Jack Reitman


Zak Robinson

John Darling

Jo Servi

Gentleman Starkey

Flora Squires

Wendy Darling

Emma Wright

Mary Darling / Tiger Lily

Creative Team

Director and Producer / Adam Nichols
Assistant Producer / Emma Wright
Musical Director / Tom Cagnoni

Movement Director / Amy Connery
Movement Director / Stephanie Jones
Script Advisor / Sophie Swithinbank
Set Designer / Simon Nicholas


Lighting Designer / Adam Bottomley
Sound Designer / Nat Casey
Sound Assistant / Michael Bird
Costume Designer / Kate Unwin

Wardrobe Supervisor / Melody Wood
Wardrobe Supervisor / Lizzie Thomson
Wardrobe Assistant / Delga Martineau


Production & Stage Manager / Lee Harvey

Deputy Stage Manager / Sarah Cash

Assistant Stage Manager / Honor Klein

Assistant Stage Manager / Becky Brown

Publicist / Judy Lipsey

Front of House Manager / Liz Widdowson

By Phone

0333 666 4466




What is the cancellation/refund policy? 

Should performances not be able to take place as a result of Covid-19, we will rearrange them for a future date and existing tickets will be valid. Should it not be possible to rearrange the performance, ticket holders will be encouraged to exchange for an alternative event. In the event that this is not possible, refunds will be given.Should performances not be able to take place as a result of Covid-19, we will rearrange them for a future date and existing tickets will be valid. Should it not be possible to rearrange the performance, ticket holders will be encouraged to exchange for an alternative event. In the event that this is not possible, refunds will be given.

How is this show different from the usual pantomime?

This is a Christmas show rather than a pantomime. J.M.Barrie wrote Peter Pan as a stage play before it became a novel, and long before the Disney and pantomime versions that are more familiar to modern audiences. However, our production will contain all the spectacle and magic of a fantastic family Christmas show.

What happens if I have to self isolate?

We will do our best to accommodate any customers who are required to self isolate at an alternative performance. Our box office partner offers cancellation insurance which provides a no-quibble refund at a small proportion of the ticket price.

How are rehearsals allowed during lockdown?

OVO is a professional production company and is therefore allowed to continue operating during lockdown since our actors and creative team are unable to carry out their jobs at home.

Will there be an interval?

Yes, there will be an interval.

Are there any refreshments available?

The bars will be open at the interval. Snacks and ice creams will also be available to buy at the interval.

How can the audience safely social distance?

The Alban Arena will be operating at less than 40% of its normal capacity – around 320 instead of 870 in the audience. Every alternate row has been removed and each booking group will be positioned at a minimum 2 seat gap from the next group.

Will there be audience participation?

There will be some audience participation, although this will be more limited that usual due to current government guidelines about “shouting out”.

Do audience members need to wear a mask?

Audience members are required to wear a mask at their seat, except when consuming refreshments from our bar.

How does my school get the cash back and when?

Schools will be given their cash back within a week of the end of the performance run.

How is the production Covid secure?

The production has been conceived to incorporate all social distancing requirements. This will be the fifth production OVO has mounted during the coronavirus epidemic, so we have built up a large body of expertise about ensuring rehearsals and what happens both on and off stage in performances is safe, whilst not compromising the audience experience of attending live theatre.