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|Wilson Hooks Peter Pan
- One Foot in the Grave leads to Neverland
RICHARD WILSON is to star this Christmas in Peter Pan, from December 19. George Stiles and Anthony Drewes' new musical adventure runs for 32 performances at the Royal Festival Hall.
Stiles and Drewes made their name with the Olivier award-winning musical Honk about the farmyard foul who became a swan. Their version of the Ugly Duckling transferred from various fringe theatres to the National between 1993 and 2000, during which time Wilson made his name as the grumpy old man in the hit TV series, One Foot in the Grave.
Since then Peter Pan premiered with a one-off performance at the Royal Festival Hall in April 2001. Wilson replaces the late John Thaw in this tale of the little boy who refuses to grow up, and the Christmas production will be directed by Ian Talbot, artistic director of Regent's Park Open Air theatre. Talbot's experience bringing Shakespeare's imagination to life promises a magically believable Neverland.