Peter Pan – The birthplace of the fictional character in London

Peter Pan – The birthplace of the fictional character in London

A free-spirited and mischievous young boy who can fly and never grows up, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood having adventures on the mythical island of Neverland as the leader of the Lost Boys, interacting with fairies, pirates, mermaids, Native Americans, and occasionally ordinary children from the world outside Neverland.

James Matthew Barrie in 1888

The character of “Peter Pan” first appeared in The Little White Bird. The novel was published in the UK by Hodder & Stoughton in 1902. Barrie’s more famous and enduring work Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up had its first stage performance on 27 December 1904.

Peter Pan created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie. Barrie lived at No. 100 Bayswater Road from 1902 to 1909, where he wrote Peter Pan.

100 Bayswater Road, London / Image: blueplaques.net

Featured Image: Mary Blair’s concept art for Walt Disney’s Peter Pan (1953)



 

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