Writer and director Phil Willmott follows Peter Pan with his musical sequel Lost Boy
14th January 2014
INTERVIEW: PHIL WILLMOTT
The writer and director of a new musical, Lost Boy (Finborough), a dark sequel to Peter Pan, talks to Judi Herman about revisiting the characters of Barrie’s Edwardian classic in the trenches of the First World War. This is the first theatrical response to the Great War in its centenary year and is destined for London and Liverpool. Recorded at the Charing Cross Theatre, 8 January 2014.
My premise was that all the characters in Peter Pan had this extraordinary childhood, which has somehow traumatised them in some way, so as they grow up, they’re influenced by having this extraordinary traumatic childhood, which doesn’t equip them to deal with the real world.