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Alexander Vlahos to star as Hook in J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan at Park Theatre

Alex Vlahos

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

ALEXANDER Vlahos (BBC’s Versailles and Merlin) has been confirmed to star as Captain Hook in a revival of the original 1904 Peter Pan play by J.M. Barrie, which runs at Park Theatre from December 5, 2018 to January 5, 2019.

The production, the first Park Theatre production to feature flying effects, co-stars Nickcolia King-N’Da as Peter Pan and is directed by Jonathan O’Boyle.

Continuing J.M. Barrie’s love and support of Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, 5% of all royalties from this production will go directly to Great Ormond Street.

In 1904, J.M. Barrie premiered one of the greatest adventures to ever play on a theatrical stage. Filled with mermaids, pirates and fairies, lost boys and crocodiles, this is the stunning original story of the boy who could fly.

Director Jonathan O’Boyle said: “It’s a real privilege to be directing J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan this Christmas at Park Theatre. It’s a story full of magic and wonder and has been part of our history for over a century. Our contemporary vision for the show will use Barrie’s brilliant original text and will bring the magical play right up to date for audiences old and new.”

Alexander Vlahos will play Captain Hook and Mr Darling. As well as Versailles and Merlin, his television credits include Genius, Barbarians Rising, Privates, Indian Doctor, Pentalar, The Tower and Crash.

His theatre credits include Richard III/Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, York), La Ronde (The Bunker), Fortune’s Fool (Old Vic), Macbeth (Park Avenue Armory, New York/Manchester International Festival), Britannicus (Wilton’s Music Hall), The Ashes (Latitude Festival), Present: Tense (Nabokov Theatre), Emperor And Galilean (National Theatre), Hamlet (Sheffield Crucible), Cardiff Assembly (National Theatre Wales) and Elsinore (Volcano).

Nickcolia King-N’Da will star as Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn’t grow up. Nickcolia trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. His theatre credits include See Me For Myself (Tabard Theatre), Astley’s Astounding Adventures (New Vic Theatre), Aladdin (The Riverfront Theatre), King Lear (Orange Tree Theatre) and The Tempest (Young Shakespeare Company).

The cast will also include Rosemary Boyle as Wendy (Of Mice and Men, UK Tour), Adam Buchanan as Michael (As You Like It, Theatre by the Lake), Natalie Grady as Mrs Darling and Smee (This House, National Theatre), Jason Kajdi as John (Our House, UK Tour), and Harveen Mann (Bend it like Beckham, West End) and Alfie Webster (Our Four Walls, Ovalhouse) in the ensemble.

Director Jonathan O’Boyle was selected as one of the Guardian’s Rising Stage Stars of 2014. His credits include Guide for the Homesick, Rasheeda Speaking (Trafalgar Studio 2), Rain Man (Bill Kenwright Ltd), Aspects of Love (Hope Mill Theatre), This House (UK Tour Director for Headlong Theatre), Pippin (Southwark Playhouse/Hope Mill Theatre – 11 Off-West End Award nominations), Dear Brutus (Southwark Playhouse) and Hair (The Vaults/Hope Mill Theatre, WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off West End Production).

Peter Pan is suitable for ages 5+.

Tickets: Previews £18.50, Standard £18.50 – £32.50, Concessions £16.50 – £23.50, Child (Under 16) £15 – £20. To book, call 020 7870 6876 or visit www.parktheatre.co.uk/.

Times: Tuesday to Saturday evenings at 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday matinees at 3pm.

Relaxed Performance: Friday, December 21 at 1.30pm.

Audio Described Performance: Saturday, January 5 at 3pm.