“Pretty devastating” —The Stage
The country’s in turmoil, the spring is sprung, there’s about to be a coup, a woman has been found murdered, her unborn child stolen from her womb, things can’t get any worse; wait until Peter Pan turns up. Peter Panic exposes the devilish side of J.M. Barrie’s eternal child making the audience recoil in fascination as they are asked whether child monsters are essential for sociological function. Peter Panic is a deliciously frightening, dangerously familiar, dystopian world of tomorrow.
James Baldwin is a fast-rising playwright. He has previously been commissioned by The Roundhouse Theatre Company, Brute Farce, and Wet Picnic and has co-written with Vox Motus for The National Theatre of Scotland. He has been a new writing consultant at The Oldham Coliseum and in 2009 was awarded The Lilian Baylis Award for Theatrical Excellence by The Old Vic and Sadler’s Wells. His work has been developed through the National Theatre Studio and the Young Vic. James trained at The Royals Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and is an alumnus of The Royal Court Young Writer’s Programme. As a playwright James is committed to exposing and examining elements of society which are too often ignored; previous work has explored domestic violence and childhood bullying.