‘I’m youth, I’m joy… I’m a little bird that has broken out of the egg.’ The story of the little boy who refused to grow up has captured the imagination of generations of children (and the adults they grew into) since its publication in 1904. Peter Pan flies in through the bedroom window one night and teaches Wendy, John and Michael to fly. He lures them away from their home and parents and takes them away to endless adventures in the magical Neverland, where they meet the wicked captain Hook and a host of other characters. Funny, charming, touching and incisively observant as to the ways of children and adults, Peter Pan is an unforgettable story.
2 hours 31 min
Read by Samuel West
Samuel West has played Hamlet and Richard II for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Jeffrey Skilling in Enron in the West End and the voice of Pongo in Disney’s 101 Dalmations II. His television credits include W1A (BBC), Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (BBC), Cambridge Spies (BBC) and four series of Mr Selfridge (ITV). He also narrated The Nazis: A Warning from History (BBC). His films include Darkest Hour, On Chesil Beach, Suffragette, Van Helsing and Notting Hill. He was nominated for a BAFTA for Howards End. As a reciter, West was soloist in Walton’s Henry V at the 2002 Last Night of the Proms. Sam has recorded over seventy audiobooks, receiving nine AudioFile Earphones Awards for his narration. He is an Associate Artist of the RSC, a trustee of Belarus Free Theatre and Chair of the National Campaign for the Arts.