Remembering Pirates @ The Darlo over-promises and under-delivers (Time Out Sydney)

image-4This new play by Australian writer and composer Christopher Harley (Blood Bank) explores the dark future of J.M Barrie’s Darling clan, forever changed by their adventures with Peter Pan.

Here our protagonist isn’t the boy who never grew up. Rather, Harley has centred his attentions on John, the one with the top hat who was mad about pirates. Now firmly an adult, John (Simon London, with a gentleness betrayed by desperation) seems mild. He’s a history teacher who is a bit lonely, his sister valiantly trying to set him up with men, but it soon becomes clear that he’s still hung up on that fateful night when Peter Pan appeared at his nursery window… READ MORE

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