Theatre Preview: Home to Neverland, 9 – 11 October, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

4 Oct

Peter Pan may have been his most infamous creation, but there was much more to Scottish novelist JM Barrie. Having spent the past decade researching Scotland’s finest writers and artists, Splinters Productions now pay tribute to Barrie’s genius in a brand new tour this autumn, Home to Neverland, arriving at Edinburgh’s Scottish Storytelling Centre from Thursday 9 – Saturday 11 October.

The lad who became one of the world’s leading playwrights. The man who moved between whimsy and the tragedy of war. The boy who would never grow old… This new production explores the complex imagination of Kirriemuir’s famed novelist and dramatist, James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937), probing his mystery, and magic, through the stories he wrote.

Set within a framing commentary, as the elderly Barrie addresses his students upon his election as Rector of St Andrews University, his enigma is unravelled.  Lurking behind the stories – Peter Pan, Julie Logan, What Every Woman Knows, The Twelve Pound Look – the humour, cruelty, love and dreams that formed Barrie’s perceptive understanding of human nature are exposed.

Head along to the Storytelling Centre website for full details.

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