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Alexander Vlahos To Star As Hook In J.M. Barrie's PETER PAN

Alexander Vlahos To Star As Hook In J.M. Barrie's PETER PANAlexander Vlahos (BBC's Versailles & Merlin) has been confirmed to star as Captain Hook in a revival of the original 1904 Peter Pan play by J.M. Barrie. The production will also be the first Park Theatre production ever to feature flying effects. Co-starring Nickcolia King-N'Da as Peter Pan and directed by Jonathan O'Boyle, the renowned family favourite from Neverland promises to sprinkle a little fairy dust over London this Christmas.

Continuing J.M. Barrie's love and support of Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, 5% of all royalties from this production will go directly to Great Ormond Street. The official press night will be Friday 7th December, 7pm.

In 1904, J.M. Barrie premiered one of the greatest adventures to ever play on a theatrical stage. Filled with mermaids, pirates and fairies, lost boys and crocodiles, this is the stunning original story of the boy who could fly.

Director Jonathan O'Boyle said: "It's a real privilege to be directing J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan this Christmas at Park Theatre. It's a story full of magic and wonder and has been part of our history for over a century. Our contemporary vision for the show will use Barrie's brilliant original text and will bring the magical play right up to date for audiences old and new."

Alexander Vlahos will play Captain Hook & Mr Darling. His television credits include: Versailles (Canal+), Merlin (Shine/ BBC), Genius (National Geographic), Barbarians Rising (History), Privates (BBC), Indian Doctor (BBC), Pentalar (S4C), The Tower (Uzong Films) and Crash (BBC Wales). His theatre credits include: Richard III/Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare's Rose Theatre, York), La Ronde (The Bunker), Fortune's Fool (Old Vic), Macbeth (Park Avenue Armory, New York & Manchester International Festival), Britannicus (Wilton's Music Hall), The Ashes (Latitude Festival), Present: Tense (Nabokov Theatre), Emperor And Galilean (National Theatre), Hamlet (Sheffield Crucible), Cardiff Assembly (National Theatre Wales) and Elsinore (Volcano).

Nickcolia King-N'Da will star as Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn't grow up. Nickcolia trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. His theatre credits include: See Me For Myself (Tabard Theatre), Astley's Astounding Adventures (New Vic Theatre), Aladdin (The Riverfront Theatre), King Lear (Orange Tree Theatre) and The Tempest (Young Shakespeare Company).

The cast will also include Rosemary Boyle as Wendy (Of Mice and Men, UK Tour), Adam Buchanan as Michael (As You Like It, Theatre by the Lake), Natalie Grady as Mrs Darling & Smee (This House, National Theatre), Jason Kajdi as John (Our House, UK Tour), and Harveen Mann (Bend it like Beckham, West End) & Alfie Webster (Our Four Walls, Ovalhouse) in the ensemble.

Director Jonathan O'Boyle was selected as one of the Guardian's Rising Stage Stars of 2014. His credits include: Guide for the Homesick, Rasheeda Speaking (Trafalgar Studios 2), Rain Man (Bill Kenwright Ltd), Aspects of Love (Hope Mill Theatre), This House (UK Tour Director for Headlong Theatre), Pippin (Southwark Playhouse/Hope Mill Theatre - 11 Off-West End Award nominations), Dear Brutus (Southwark Playhouse), Hair (The Vaults/Hope Mill Theatre. WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off West End Production), Four Play, Sense of an Ending, Water Under the Board (Theatre503), Bash Latterday Plays (Trafalgar Studios/Old Red Lion), The Surplus, All The Ways To Say Goodbye (Young Vic), The Verb, 'To Love', Made in Britain (Old Red Lion), Broken Glass (Central School of Speech and Drama), Last Online Today, Guinea Pigs (Crucible New Writers' Project, Sheffield Crucible Studio) and The Monster Bride (Tristan Bates Theatre).

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