Peter Pan Play
Peter Pan Play. The story is based on the original J.M. Barrie book with a cast of 30 – easily adapted up or down. Duration – around 20 minutes reading time. This does not include any of the music suggestions or songs. Also available, an extended version with social commentary by J.M. Barrie
Peter Pan Play Sample Text:
Scene V Aboard the Jolly Roger
(Wendy tied to the mast. Lost Boys in a queue, about to walk the plank, with Captain Hook and pirates looking on)
Yo ho, yo ho, the frisky plank,
You walks along it so,
Till it goes down and you goes down
To Davy Jones below!
(Captain Hook shrieks with laughter whilst boys cower miserably, shaking with fear)
Captain Hook: (To boys) What’s this? Not so brave now, eh?
Wendy: (Angrily) Leave them alone, you great bully!
Captain Hook: Oh! And what are you going to do to save the day (pauses) without your hero, Peter Pan?
(Pirates all cheer)
Captain Hook: (To boys) Now then. We wouldn’t want you to go quietly, now, would we?
Captain Hook: So, here’s a little something for you to say, as you walk the plank. (Pauses) ‘Down with the King!’
Wendy: Absolutely not! (To Boys) Here is a message from your real mothers – ‘Die like English gentlemen!’
Boys: (Together) Rule Britannia!
Captain Hook: (Furiously) Hush! I will not tolerate such insolence. Your defiance will be punished immediately.
(Captain Hook points to Smee to push first of the boys onto the plank)
(All action is frozen as the sound of TICK TICK TICK TICK echoes around the ship)
Captain Hook: (Gasping in horror) No! No! It cannot be! That crocodile (pauses) always had it in for me!
(Enter Peter, holding up a clock and brandishing a sword)
Peter: And I too! Come on, Hook! It’s time we sorted this, once and for all!