by J.M. Barrie, adapted by Oliver Gray

Fri 3 June 2.30pm 

Anne Boleyn’s Walk 

Wendy Darling is certain she saw the face of a boy at her bedroom window three floors up – yet no-one believes her. So who can blame her when she agrees to fly away to the idyllic Neverland with him? But is Neverland as perfect as it seems? Or will the evil Captain Hook and his band of pirates kill Peter and rule over it themselves? 

Peter Pan was first performed by Illyria in 1997. It has been performed outdoors many times since by many different companies. Illyria’s 2022 production, however, will be the first to feature REAL flying

Peter Pan is presented by arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. 

Illyria supports Equity’s ‘Professionally Made, Professionally Paid’ campaign for fair pay and working conditions. 

For 30 years Illyria has been the zeitgeist of the open-air touring theatre sector. Bursting onto the scene in 1992 when, not only was there scarcely a scene to burst onto, but what scene there was entirely consisted of Shakespeare.  

Since then, Illyria alone has been the first company to introduce new genres which subsequently became open-air theatre standards. 

Illyria firsts include: 

1997 Children’s theatre.  

2000 Classics, other than Shakespeare.  

2003 A Jane Austen adaptation.  

2010 Given the professional rights to Roald Dahl scripts.  

2011 Gilbert and Sullivan.  

2017 Tour with a full-size T-rex in a monster-movie homage.  

2018 A full-scale musical. 

2019 A rock opera. 

With a history of ‘firsts’ behind them, Illyria has chosen to celebrate their 30th birthday by returning to their most successful ones including this production of PETER PAN.  

Did we mention REAL FLYING?! 

1hr 40mins including interval. All ages 5+. 


£13.50 (Friends and Castle Members £12.15) 

Discounted Joint Theatre and Gardens ticket  
£26 Adult  
£21.10 Child  

Bring a chair, blanket, beanbag – whatever makes you comfortable, this show is in a woodland glade.  

Dress for the weather. 

Anne Boleyn’s Woodland Walk

Come prepared for the weather in this dappled woodland glade. You can bring your own seats, beanbags, rugs etc. along with your picnic. Choose where you would like to sit when you arrive, you will view the performance from there whilst enjoying your picnic.
The Guthrie Pavilion will be open during the interval for drinks and snacks.
Please note: umbrellas are welcome if required, gazebo’s are not. You are welcome to stay in the gardens after the performance until the Castle closes for the day.