Peter Pan

George Stiles

Musical Play / Ages 8 and up / Based on the play by James Matthew Barrie / Lyrics by Anthony Drewe / Book by Willis Hall

Premiere 30/05/2020 / Salzburg State Theatre


To never grow up and to be able to fly. Isn’t that what we all dream of? Peter Pan lives this dream – until everything is different one day!

Peter Pan has lost his shadow in the bedroom of Wendy, Michael and John Darling. He goes to retrieve it while the children are asleep. But he is discovered – Wendy wakes up and helps him. Peter Pan is very grateful and offers to take her to Neverland. Neverland? It is an island where anything becomes real, as long as you believe in it!

Wendy doesn’t think twice and sets out immediately with her brothers. Everything is easy with Peter Pan by their side: All they need to do is believe and suddenly they are able to fly out the window – and land themselves in an exciting adventure, because Neverland is populated not only by Peter Pan’s friends, the Lost Boys, the mermaids and Tiger Lily, but also by a crocodile and by Captain Hook and his pirates. And there are only two things that vindictive Captain Hook fears: the crocodile and Peter Pan.

Wendy, Michael and John are facing a great battle – but they have learnt something from Peter Pan: to be brave and to never lose faith in their imagination. This will help them master any challenge, even the biggest adventure of their lives.

James Matthew Barrie’s (1860–1937) hero Peter Pan first came to life in a play that premiered in London in 1904. A few years later Barrie wrote a book that was based on the play and in 1953 Walt Disney turned the story into a film. The successful team George Stiles, Anthony Drewe and Willis Hall turned it into a charming musical. The music beautifully captures the magic, humour and adventure of the original.

Together with musical director Wolfgang Götz, the members of the United Children’s Choir of the Salzburg Festival and the Salzburg State Theatre have won the hearts of audiences with the thrilling musical play “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”. Now they present the adventures of Peter Pan in a spectacular musical play with a lively choreography by Kate Watson and Josef Vesely.


Musical Director Wolfgang Götz

Director Carl Philip von Maldeghem

Choreography Josef Vesely
Kate Watson

Stage Design Katja Schindowski

Costume Design Alois Dollhäubl

Chor Salzburger Festspiele und Theater Kinderchor