National Theatre - Olivier
National Theatre, Upper Ground
London, SE1 9PX
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Opened: 24 Nov 2016
Booking from: 16 Jan 2017
Booking until: 04 Feb 2017
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (including an interval)

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  • shaun 5"10 male 26 reviews 2 helpful votes
    80% total rating Peter Pan, 20th December 2016
    The National Theatre production of Peter Pan is a very well done retelling of a festive theatre staple. Everything is presented in a very self-aware way from seeing the magnificent work done by the stage hands who work as counterweights during flying scenes to the makeshift feel of the set and costume design. It’s funny in places and the musical interludes work well and don’t feel particularly crowbarred in. Despite this though it is still only a very good production and nothing particularly that groundbreaking.
    Sat in Stalls B15
    Perfect view of the low stage and very near the front, can clearly see all of the action and although the seat is a bit to the right-hand side, it does not feel very side on due to the wide and open layout. There is really not much legroom however so not the best of seats if you are tall. Also, the seats have quite low backs and aren’t the most comfortable ever, however I think this is the case throughout most of the Stalls.
  • ohmrli 23 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating Peter Pan, 3rd December 2016
    Fantastic Peter Pan for children as well as adult with some dark twists. Amazing stage design. Such a joy!
    Sat in Stalls B23
    Very central seat with 360 view if you do not mind too close to the stage. I found it is good the watch actors that close distance.
    B23 Stalls - National Theatre - Olivier - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls B23
  • rukayacesar 5"7 female 112 reviews 31 helpful votes
    60% total rating Peter Pan, 24th November 2016
    Sat in Stalls F6
    A comfortable seat with a good view! There was a lot going on onstage so it helped being a bit further back to see everything, and despite being at a slight angle this doesn't affect your understanding or view of the show.
    F6 Stalls - National Theatre - Olivier - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls F6
  • daniellaharrison 35 reviews 0 helpful votes
    80% total rating Peter Pan, 2nd December 2016
    Great show for all of the family!
    Sat in Stalls G8
    Very comfortable and a great view, though it is from one side. Great seat and would recommend!
As quite a contemporary theatre, you can generally experience good views of the stage throughout the Stalls in the Olivier Theatre at the National. The layout is one of wide sweeping rows, that is generally well raked and without obstruction. Seats at the very back and front of the Stalls can provide good value for money, and often it is a personal preference between those who love to be immersed in the action, to those who enjoy an all-encompassing view of the large stage.

The Circle can also give good views throughout, however ends of the rows can sometimes be obstructed by technical equipment.
National Theatre - Olivier, London interactive seating plan & seat reviews
Peter Pan is one of the nation’s most loved stories, being performed year after year as a Christmas classic. This festive season, JM Barrie’s timeless classic has come to the National Theatre stage in an acclaimed production that already sold out the British Old Vic in a spectacular run.

It is very well known that all children grow up… except one. Peter Pan will once again take flight this Christmas. The tale follows Peter, leader of his gang of Lost Boys who manages to lose his shadow during a visit to London. After the headstrong Wendy helps him re-attach his shadow, she is invited back to Neverland in return. Little does she know about Tinker Bell the fair, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await.

Anna Francolini, best known for her recently acclaimed performance as Ms Manxome in Damon Albarn's musical Wonder.Land as well as her TV work in series such as Rome, stars in he role of Captain Hook.

Madeleine Worrall takes the role of Wendy. Worrall recently played the lead in the National Theatre production of Jayne Ayre as well as being known for her previous roles in Three Sisters and Uncle Vanya. She also recently played the villain in the 2014 box office smash hit movie Paddington.

Sally Cookson has brought this incredibly imaginative version of Peter Pan to the National Theatre after a sell-out run at the Bristol Old Vic. Cookson is an acclaimed director who has previously seen great success at the National Theatre with her production of Jane Eyre as well as other West End plays such as Stick Man and Hetty Feather.

Peter Pan beautifully explores the pains of growing up in a performance that is a riot of mischief, magic, music and make-believe. The play is a perfect family theatre treat this Christmas, being recommended for children aged seven years and older.

Peter Pan at the National Theatre’s Olivier Theatre began performances on 16th November 2016, with an official opening on 2nd December, and the play is set to run through Christmas up until 4th February 2016.
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Peter Pan at the National Theatre is a beautifully mischievous and magical retelling of an enchanting story that has kept countless generations enraptured since JM Barrie’s original. A firm Christmas favourite, this offers the perfect opportunity for any family to experience some brilliant theatre this festive season, without having to endure yet another pantomime.