Wendy and Peter Pan casting

26 June 2013

Wendy & Peter Pan

Written by Ella Hickson

Directed by Jonathan Munby

Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon: 10 December 2013 – 2 March 2014

Press Night: Wednesday 18 December, 7pm

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Fiona Button and Sam Swann will play Wendy and Peter Pan in Ella Hickson's new version of JM Barrie's much loved classic tale. The play, directed by Jonathan Munby, runs in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre from 10 December 2013 to 2 March 2014.

Fiona Button has appeared recently in Madame de Sade and An Ideal Husband in the West End as well as the BBC series Lip Service, How not to live your life and Outcasts. Fiona will shortly be playing Cordelia in Lucy Bailey's production of King Lear (Theatre Royal Bath). This is her RSC debut.

Sam Swann last appeared with the RSC in David Greig's Dunsinane, (Hampstead Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon and tour). Other credits include The Kitchen at the National Theatre and TV's Vicious and Bitchcraft.

Guy Henry returns to the RSC after ten years to play Peter's nemesis Captain Hook. Guy, who has been appearing regularly as surgeon Henrik Hanssen in TV's Holby City, last performed at the RSC as Parolles in Gregory Doran's 2003 production of All's Well that Ends Well.

Charlotte Mills also returns to the RSC in the role of the fairy Tink, having previously appeared in The Winter's Tale (Stratford-upon-Avon and tour). Andrew Woodall makes his RSC debut as Mr Darling and the Darling children will be played by Brodie Ross as Michael, Colin Ryan as Tom and Jolyon Coy as John.

The play is designed by Colin Richmond, with lighting by Oliver Fenwick and sound by Christopher Shutt. Video is by Ian William Galloway. Movement is by Michael Ashcroft, and the fight director is Terry King. The music is composed by Olly Fox.

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Date of issue: 26 June 2013

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