Peter Pan

(Herbert Brenon, 1924). Music compiled by Gillian Anderson.

Based closely on the original play by J. M. Barrie who oversaw the production, Peter Pan is about a boy who does not want to grow up. Ingeniously capturing the mysteries and adventures of childhood, James M. Barrie’s timeless play became one of the most popular films of the twenties. Betty Bronson stars as Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, who charms Wendy and her brothers to fly with him to Never Never Land. On this island of dreams and magic, they struggle to rescue the Lost Boys from Captain Hook and his band of pirates, encountering along the way the delightful fairy Tinkerbell, a man-eating crocodile, and a band of valiant Indians.


Performing forces
11 players (violin I & II, cello, bass, flute/pic, clarinet I, trumpet I, trombone, percussion/tympani, piano, synthesizer)
Performing forces
44 players (strings: 7,7,6,5,4; flute/pic, flute II, 2oboe, clarinet I & II, 2bassoon, 2 trumpets, 2 Fr. horns, 3trombone, harp, piano, 2 percussion, tympani.)
Rehearsals Two 2 ½ hour rehearsals with orchestra
One 3 hour 10 minute technical rehearsal with film
One 3 hour 10 minute dress rehearsal with orchestra and film
Performance time 1 hour 42 minutes with 15 minute intermission
Film speed 23.9 frames per second; DVD 24fps
Film source Kino International
DVD source Kino International
Rights David Pierce
artwork:Lidia Bagnoli