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Peter Pan Script Sample
Mr George Darling
Mrs Mary Darling
Liza, the Maid (pronounced as if short for Eliza)
The Lost Boys:
Tootles, the humblest of the band
Slightly, a genius and conceited, plumper than the others
Curly, a brave scallywag
Nibs, debonair and well-spoken
Chorus of Lost Boys
Tinker Bell, the fairy
Chorus of Pirates
Chorus of lights and shadows
Peter Pan Scene 1, 14 Montague Place, Bloomsbury, London. Bedtime
The scene opens in the Darling children's nursery. One side is a large open window, with velvet curtains moving gently in the breeze, and Wendy’s bed. The other two beds are on the opposite side. Upstage is a door opening on to the day nursery, where Mrs Darling is playing the piano and another door to the landing. Wendy is sitting on her bed trying to read a book while John and Michael are having a pillow fight on their beds.
MUSIC Underscore Piano Music (The sound of piano music off.)
JOHN Come on, then, pirate. Show your mettle.
MICHAEL Take that, you black-hearted cut-throat. You'll not get away with your evil deeds.
(Michael takes a swing at John with his pillow but loses his balance and falls off the bed they are both standing on).
JOHN I'm really shivering in my boots, can't you see. (He shivers violently)
(Michael, whose feelings have been hurt, begins to sob, raises himself off the floor and gives pursuit.)
MICHAEL I'll teach you a lesson, John Darling. You may be bigger than me but I'm tough, you'll see.
JOHN (Fleeing from John in mock alarm and knocking Wendy's book out of her hand)
I'm not John Darling, I'm Cut-throat Carew of the black ship, ‘Hell’s Mouth’, and you're supposed to be a fierce pirate, remember?
WENDY Stop this nonsense, you've made me lose my page. Settle down, it's time Michael was in bed.
MICHAEL But that's not fair - it's not eight o'clock yet, Wendy.
WENDY No, but it will be by the time you've had your bath. Now, off you go.
MICHAEL Oh Wendy, you're not my mother you know.
WENDY No, but you know mother wishes me to help out while she is not feeling well. And you should be settling down and reading your book now John Darling.
JOHN Oh, alright then, but you're such a spoilsport.
(The piano music stops)
WENDY Look, now you've disturbed Mother. She won't be pleased, you know. All your talk of pirates and fighting, you know how it upsets her.
(Enter Mrs Darling, dressed in her best ball gown)
Oh, Mother, you do look lovely.
MOTHER Why, thank you, dear. Oh, children, you are so good to get yourselves ready for bed without even being asked. It's a great help, you know, when we are getting ready to go out. (Looking towards the window)
My goodness! Did you see that?
MOTHER I saw a face – a face at the window – and a little hand on the curtain.
(She runs to the window to investigate and John follows)
JOHN Mother, there's nothing there. And how could there be? The nursery is on the third floor. You know that.
MOTHER But darling, I know what I saw. It was a face – a little boy's face. I've seen it before, you know.
(Wendy and John exchange a glance. Enter Mr D unseen by Mrs D)
Last week I came in here to turn down the beds and I saw a little boy jump out of the window.
FATHER Mary, have you seen my cufflinks?
MOTHER Why, yes, I got them out ready for you, dear. They are on the dressing table.
FATHER Oh and do help me with my tie, it has a mind of its own.
WENDY Do hurry, father, you'll be late for your dinner party. I’ll help you with your tie.
(She begins to tie it for him)
FATHER Thank you, Wendy. (As the tie is being tied)
Now dear, what is all this nonsense about a boy at the window?
MOTHER Oh, nothing, dear, just a flight of fancy, I suppose.
MICHAEL (Entering in his bath-towel) It must be a goblin.
FATHER A what?
WENDY You know a goblin, like Rumpelstiltskin. They can fly, can’t they?
(Finishing the tie). There, that’s much neater.
FATHER Thank you, dear. (Gives her a peck on the cheek)
JOHN Of course they can fly – in fairy tale books.
FATHER Poppycock! Just children’s make-believe.
MICHAEL I can fly, too. (Starts to pretend to fly around the room, making aeroplane noises).
FATHER (To Mrs D, crossly) Now just you look here - children are excitable enough creatures and their imaginations do not need to be fuelled with horror stories about children dying and the like. (Softening his tone) You know you’ve not been well. I expect those pills you’ve been taking have upset you.
MOTHER Yes dear, I suppose you are right. Michael, do cease that din, at once!
FATHER Now, you children, into bed – (They stand defiantly as if they are about to argue)
(In his sternest voice) At the double!
CHILDREN Yes, father! (They do so)
FATHER Goodnight children! And don’t cause your mother any fuss. We have to leave soon. (Exits)
(Simultaneously Liza, the maid, enters, carrying some pillowcases. They meet in the doorway and Liza rudely pushes past him. He glares at her.)
MOTHER Ah Liza, you good girl, you’ve remembered the pillow-cases.
LIZA Did you think I’d forget, Madam? I’m not daft you know. I brought Michael’s medicine as well.
MOTHER (Taking the medicine from Liza) Thank you, Liza.
(Liza starts to put the pillow-cases on the pillows)
WENDY I’ll do it, Mother. He’ll take it from me. (Snatching the bottle)
MOTHER Don’t snatch, dear, It’s rude!
WENDY Come, Michael, medicine time.
MICHAEL Oh no, not again, I only just took the last dose.
WENDY That was at lunch-time, Michael. Come on – do it for Wendy.
(She takes a sugar lump from her pocket, out of sight of the others, and lets Michael see it)
MICHAEL Oh, very well. Make it quick.(John laughs with glee and Michael coughs. She fills the spoon and makes him swallow the lot, quickly. Then she slips him the sugar lump.) Yuk!
MOTHER And now into bed. There’s just time for a quick song. (They do so)
FATHER (Off-stage) Mary are you coming, dear? We must leave now.
MOTHER A very quick song.
Song 1 Dark is the Winter’s Night
During this song Peter Pan enters with Tinker Bell and the audience sees them eavesdropping on the scene. As the song comes to a close, Tink puts her head on Peter’s shoulder.
FATHER Mary! Are you coming or do I attend the dinner party alone?
MOTHER Coming, dear. Goodnight children. (She kisses each in turn, youngest first) You be sure to go straight to sleep after your story. Liza will read for you tonight.
(To Liza) Cinderella, from page 6 – the bit about the invitation. Goodbye dears. (Exits)
LIZA Right then, (fetching the book) page 6 it is. But you can only have two pages tonight – it’s getting late. (Reaction of dismay from children.)
(On the window ledge, Peter and Tink settle down to hear the story. Liza thumbs through the pages.)
She’s right, you know.
JOHN Who is? Cinderella?
LIZA No, your mother. It’s not the first time we’ve seen a little boy at the window.
LIZA Last Tuesday your mother and I heard a commotion in here and, when we opened the door we saw a boy tearing round the room at great speed, almost as if he were flying.
MICHAEL Wow! I wish I could fly.
LIZA (Beginning to sob) When he saw us, he jumped out of the window. Gave me such a turn it did. I though he was bound to be dead – but when we looked out into the street – it was empty.
JOHN You’re just pulling our legs. How can it be so?
LIZA Look, can you keep a secret?
CHILDREN Yes, of course we can. (And the like)
LIZA (Going to a drawer) Just before he jumped, your mother tried to close the window. She failed to trap the boy but just caught his shadow. Here, look.
(Shows the shadow. Peter nudges Tink and points to the shadow.)
MICHAEL Crikey, it’s a real shadow. How did you do that.
LIZA The shadow caught in the window and tore away from him.
(They try to grab it.)
No, no, you mustn’t – your mother would be cross if she knew.
(She slams the drawer shut)
Now, back to bed, at once. (They do so, grumbling)
JOHN This is ridiculous – it can’t possibly be true.
LIZA And there was another curious thing. The boy was being chased by a buzzing light that followed him around the room. It seemed to be talking in a strange language.
WENDY That would be a fairy.
(Tink swells with pride as she hears them talk about her.)
JOHN That’s quite enough about buzzing lights and fairies. Let’s get on with a real story.
LIZA Very well. Let me see, page six.
‘And when the first ugly sister opened her letter she saw that it was an invitation – to a grand ball, to be held in the palace of the prince. The second sister opened her letter and it was identical’.
MICHAEL What’s a tentacle?
WENDY Identical, Michael – it means her letter was the same as the other.
LIZA ‘Unbeknown to poor Cinderella, her wicked stepmother had stolen the letter which bore her name and opened it as if it were her own. After all, Cinderella had no dress to wear and would only have disgraced the family if she went to the ball in her rags. Poor Cinderella sat on the floor and wept, her tears threatening to engulf her in a torrent of despair.
(Michael falls asleep)
But, just at that moment, in a brilliant flash of light, her fairy godmother appeared. “Cinderella, you shall go to the ball,” she said…
(Liza begins to yawn and John joins her.)
In a thrice, with a wave of her wand, the pumpkin on the kitchen table was transformed into a beautiful, golden coach.
(John falls asleep and so does Tinker Bell. Liza yawns again.)
The mice hiding in the corner and watching in awe became, by some powerful magical spell, the smartest footmen and, with a parting wave of the wand, poor Cinderella became attired in the most exquisite dress of white satin, embroidered with little, pink, silk flowers.
(Wendy sighs and turns over.
Liza quietly puts down the book. Inspects each bed in turn, puts out the light and, stifling a yawn, she exits. Stage lights dim to a blue wash. Peter and Tink stir and climb stealthily through the open window.)
PETER Over here, Tinker Bell, in this tree trunk.
(Peter goes straight to the chest of drawers and rummages for the shadow. He pulls it out triumphantly and Tink snatches it from him and dances round the room. The shadow could be played by an actor the same size as Peter.)
Tink, don’t. It’s mine – I need it.
(Wendy stirs and opens an eye. Peter catches Tink and, after a short tug of war, retrieves his shadow. Peter notices that he has been spotted.)
Please accept my apologies for waking you – er, er… I don’t know your name.
WENDY Wendy, Wendy Moira Angela Darling. What’s yours?
PETER Peter. Peter Pan. That’s all!
WENDY (Sitting up) Peter Pan! The Peter Pan.
PETER Why, yes. You’ve heard of me?
WENDY Certainly I have. Can you really fly?
PETER Can’t you?
WENDY Why, no I’m afraid I can’t. (Tink is getting impatient and pulls at Peter’s coat.)
PETER Oh, and this is my friend, Tinker Bell.
WENDY Pleased to meet you, Tinker Bell. (Tinker Bell flies a circuit around the nursery.)
PETER Don’t mind her, she shows off sometimes.
PETER Yes, Wendy Moira Angela Darling?
WENDY Just Wendy will do. Might I give you a little kiss?
PETER Oh goody, I like presents. But what is a kiss?
(Wendy leans towards him but he shies away. Looking around, Wendy grabs the nearest thing, which is a thimble.)
WENDY Here, this is your kiss.
(Peter does not know what it is but is delighted. He puts his shadow down and takes the thimble.)
PETER Oh, thank you, thank you, Wendy Moira A…. – just Wendy. It’s a lovely present. And I have a present for you – it’s an acorn button. (He gives her an acorn button from his coat.)
WENDY Thank you, Peter, I shall treasure it. (She fixes it to a chain around her neck.)
Upcoming Performances 2107
We wish the following great success in their performances:
Cinderella Halton Lodge Primary School, Runcorn, 18th January
Treasure Island Mansfield, 10th February
St Tabitha’s All Hallows School, Shepton Mallet
Slick Jorvik Theatre, Selby, 5th March
Peter Pan Settle Amateur Operatic Society, Settle, 23rd/24th March
King Arthur British Embassy School, Ankara, Turkey
Peter Pan St Joseph and St Theresa School, Burntwood, 6th April
Peter Pan Veritas Christian Academy, Wayland, Massachusetts
Peter Pan Ryde School, IOW
Peter Pan Blackminster Middle School, Evesham, 20th/21st/22nd June
Recent Performances (2016)
Cinderella: Bunwell Primary, Norwich, February 11th
Peter Pan: Tenby International School, Malaysia, 16/17th March
Peter Pan: Fairholme School, St Asaph UK, 17th March
When Toad: Came Home Victoria Hall, Settle March 18/19/20 2016
Peter Pan: Eaton House School, London, March
Peter Pan: The Hall School, Glenfield, 22nd March
Peter Pan: The Mandeville School, Aylesbury, April 28/29/30th
Peter Pan: Melbourne, Australia, April 28th
Peter Pan: Castro Valley, United States, May 6th-7th 2016
Robin Hood: Bootle, Meols Cop High School, May 2016
Peter Pan: Trumpington Pavilion, Cambridge, 21st May
King Arthur: Langley, Canada, May 26th
Peter Pan: Stratton Upper School, Biggleswade, 5th June
Peter Pan: St Joseph’s Catholic Primary, Chalfont St Peter, 13th-14th JUne
Cinderella: Derby, June 21st-22nd
King Arthur: Durlston Court School, Barton, June 28th-29th
Peter Pan: Oxford House School, Colchester, 25th June
Beauty and the Beast: The Kings School, Worcester, 30th June-1st July
Peter Pan: Station Theatre, Hayling Island, 23rd-25th June
Peter Pan: Far Forest, Worcs. August 2016
Hansel and Gretel: Park Field Primary, Taunton, July
St Tabitha’s: New Town Abbey, 8th July
King Arthur: Seven Sisters Primary, London, July 12th
Peter Pan: St Lukes C of E School, Maidenhead, July
Peter Pan: Southgate Primary, Crawley, 4th-5th July
Peter Pan: Totton, Hants, July 2nd
Just Another Friday: Grasmere, Australia, 24th July
Peter Pan: St Georges Basin, Australia, 2nd-3rd September
St Tabitha’s: Attleborough Players, Attleborough, Norfolk
Rumpelstiltskin: Trevor-Roberts School, London, 4th December
*For our American customers:
The pantomime is a traditional comedy play in the UK, generally performed around Christmas time. Not to be confused with 'mime'.
Pantomime (informally panto) is a type of musical comedy stage production, designed for family entertainment. It was developed in England and is still performed throughout the United Kingdom, generally during the Christmas and New Year season and, to a lesser extent, in other English-speaking countries. Modern pantomime includes songs, slapstick comedy and dancing, employs gender-crossing actors, and combines topical humour with a story loosely based on a well-known fairy tale, fable or folk tale. It is a participatory form of theatre, in which the audience is expected to sing along with certain parts of the music and shout out phrases to the performers.
Pantomime has a long theatrical history in Western culture dating back to classical theatre, and it developed partly from the 16th century commedia dell'arte tradition of Italy, as well as other European and British stage traditions, such as 17th-century masques and music hall. An important part of the pantomime, until the late 19th century, was the harlequinade.
Why not try one of our popular Christmas shows this year? We have a range of panto-style scripts* which are specially written for schools and children's theatre companies. The script contains suggestions for songs but you can insert any songs which are popular with your children.
Find these popular Christmas shows in our catalogue:
Aladdin (panto script)
Ali Baba (panto script)
Beauty and the Beast (children's musical)
Coppelia (children's musical)
Cinderella (panto script)
Dick Whittington (panto script)
Hansel and Gretel (simple children's musical)
King Arthur (children's musical)
Peter Pan (children's musical)
Puss in Boots (panto script)
Robin Hood (panto script)
Rumpelstiltskin (children's musical)
Snow White (musical for students/adults)
Tom Thumb (panto script)
Treasure Island (musical for students/adults)
When Toad Came Home (children's musical)
Peter Pan Licensing
Looking for a particular title? Try our quick find page to see a list of all our shows with quick links to the catalogue.
Year 6 Plays
Many of our shows are suitable for your Year 6 production. Our musicals come with backing tracks for your performance.
See our Year 6 page for more information.
A Midsummer Night's Disaster
St Calamity's School is staging a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Unfortunately, all does not go according to plan. There are costume failures, prop and set disasters, mis-timed entrances and exits, and missing and injured actors during the performance. Apart from a short prologue, all the lines are taken directly from Shakespeare's script, although all the lengthy speeches have been cut to enable younger children to access the play. Click here for more information.
Are you looking for a child-friendly adaptation of Peter Pan with no flying, no talking animals, plenty of roles and catchy songs? Our version comes with a piano score and orchestral backing tracks for your performances. David Barrett's popular adaptation has been performed in many countries around the world. The royalties go directly to the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity. You can read a sample of the script here or request a reading copy of the whole play and musical score here.
A riotous musical play set in a girls school in the 1950s. Full of fun and adventure, including hidden treasure, a ghost and a secret passage. Take a school full of unruly girls and add a group of boys who have been flooded out of their own school. The result is a recipe for disaster, with a lot of fun on the way.
St Tabitha's Sample Here.
Complete script and score of St Tabitha's here.
Purchase St Tabitha's here.