About the author of Peter Pan

18 July 2019

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Peter Pan London has been a powerful and popular theatre performance through the years. Peter Pan Theatre London has been a big attraction for tourists. The Peter Pan Theatre performance has been playing for many years.

The play begins within the nursery of the Darling Household in London, Children Wendy, John and Michael are getting ready for bedtime when they receive a surprise visit from Peter Pan and Fairy Tinker Bell. Peter’s main reason for coming was to retrieve his shadow that he lost previously. Peter tells the children that he lives in Neverland with all the lost boys. When the children get excited about the story they are invited to Neverland, they accept and fly to Neverland.

Peter tells the children about Captain Hook and how he lost his arm to a crocodile. Once there, the magical adventures begin; where they have battles with pirates, all too much for the Darling children and they want to return home. Before they can return home, they are captured by the Pirates. Peter pan saves them all and they return home to London to their worried parents. This leaves Peter Pan back to living his adventurous life as the boy that never grew up.

About the author of Peter Pan

Sir James Matthew Barrie was born on 9th May 1860 and passed away on 19th June 1937. James Matthew Barrie was a Scottish novelist and play writer, he is best remembered as the creator of Peter Pan.

He was born and educated in Scotland but later moved to London where he became a successful novelist and play writer. He met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired him to write about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens. He then went on to write Peter Pan a fairy tale about an ageless boy who has adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland.

Peter Pan became successful, which meant that it overshadowed all his other work. He is credited for popularising the name Wendy in Britain from one of the main characters in the play. Barrie had adopted the Davies boys after the deaths of their parents. Before his death in 1937 he gave the rights to all his Peter Pan works to the great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London. The hospital till this day continues to benefit from the work of James Matthew Barrie.

Facts about JM Barrie

  • JM Barrie was less remembered for his stage work comedy - Quality Street, which was set during the Napoleonic Wars. The play was not popular or revived but its lasting legacy was in giving confectioners Mackintosh their name in 1936. The chocolates have still got the name Quality Street till today.
  • JM Barrie had set up a Cricket team which included G.K Chesterton, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jerome K. Jerome, A.A Milne and H.G Wells. They were named the Allahakbarriesin, the cricket team was active between 1890 and 1913.
  • Barrie was an eccentric man, he used to order Brussels Sprouts every day for lunch because he enjoyed saying the words.
  • JM Barrie was the first writer to kill off Sherlock Holmes much before Conan Doyle, he published a spoof tale in which the detective meets his demise.

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