Growing up can be an awfully big adventure

peter alice“Nothing that happens after we are 12 matters very much.”

So said J. M. Barrie, creator of the boy who never grows up, but is the state of perpetual youth an exquisite dream or the realm of tragedy?

That’s the central question of the powerfully elegiac Peter and Alice, the latest offering in Michael Grandage’s West End season, which pairs the indomitable spirit of national treasure Judi Dench with the jittery passion of floppy-haired, emo pin-up Ben Whishaw.

Read my full Bargain Theatreland review here

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