Lost Boy★ ★ ★ ★ “This is a brilliant musical” Everything Theatre
★ ★ ★ ★ “The world premiere of Phil Willmott’s new musical,
Lost Boy... West End standard throughout. If it is anything to go by, then we can expect a tremendous year ahead for the London theatre scene. I’m pleased to report a rather spectacular triumph" Tom Sutcliffe, BBC Radio 4
Following an acclaimed season at the Finborough Theatre, Lost Boys transfers to the Charing Cross Theatre for a strictly limited season
Commemorating the centenary of the Great War, Lost Boy is a new British musical from Phil Willmott – following the huge success of his musical Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi, in Liverpool, London and the USA.
Lost Boy’s reunites J. M. Barrie's characters from Peter Pan as young adults on the eve of the First World War. How has their extraordinary childhood equipped them for reality and how much does the child we were inform the adult we become?
The culture clash between the enchantment of childhood fantasy and real life provides a rich vein for humour and drama as this original story explores the hopes and dreams of one particular young officer on the eve of battle with a copy of Peter Pan in his pocket. As sleep begins to blur his dreams and reality, fact and fiction become entangled and he finds himself central to one final “awfully big adventure" with the grown-up Wendy, John, Michael and Tinker Bell.