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Peter Pan

From 115 member  reviews
Members say: Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky, Clever, Great acting

About the show

Bedlam returns to Off-Broadway, bringing their high-energy, stripped-down aesthetic to a new production of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale of Neverland. More…

Join the Darling children as they follow Peter Pan and Tinker Bell to Neverland, where children never grow old. Bedlam's cast of six will inhabit all of Barrie's 25 characters including Pirates, the Lost Boys, Indians, and the maniacal Captain Hook. Recommended for ages 14+, but may be suitable for mature audiences, 12+. Contains adult situations.

1h 45m | Already closed | The Duke on 42nd Street (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (115)

MEMBERS SAY:

Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky, Clever, Great acting
59
Avg Score

85
Clever, Entertaining, Confusing

See it if You're a fan of Eric Tucker's directing. This is very on-the-nose with what Bedlam is known for, and you won't be disappointed whatsoever.

Don't see it if You're anticipating a production with many nods to the Disney version of Peter Pan, and you're anticipating a clean, linear plotline.

Also I"ll be honest, I was a bit confused - the actors' transitions from di... Read more Read less

79
Absorbing, Dizzying, Funny, Great acting, Profound

See it if You like innovative theater and fresh takes on seemingly-stale works

Don't see it if You are offended by adult content or are not into post-modern plays

95
Dizzying, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you can torch your holiday plans in favor of catching the last performance a new york times review cannot dictate your opinion you believe

Don't see it if you've got a stick up your heiner you are driven insane by Off-Off-Broadway sensibilities Off-Broadway

Also Truly lovely. ... Read more Read less

75
Clever, Dizzying, Intelligent, Quirky, Relevant

See it if You enjoy an imaginative version of Peter Pan

Don't see it if You’re expecting a classic version of Peter Pan

50
Overrated, Insipid, Great singing, Great acting, Not at all clever

See it if You for some reason love Peter Pan. Want nostalgia for a bygone style of theatre.

Don't see it if You're over it, like me. If you don't like dated musicals

30
Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Unnecessary, Self-indulgent

See it if Do not see it.

Don't see it if You are looking for a fun, clever adaptation of Peter Pan.

Also This show was a huge disappointment. I have enjoyed this company in th... Read more Read less

91
Great singing, Great staging, Fluffy, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if A very sweet show

Don't see it if Definitely a kids show

96
Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like Bedlam productions and are up for a delightful twist on a classic tale.

Don't see it if You are looking for a straight version of Peter Pan.

100
Enchanting, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You feel like a kid into an adult body, you want to have a great time (specially with family and kids) or you want to remind childhood.

Don't see it if you are alone!

75
Edgy, Disappointing, Cliched, Dated

See it if you bring the kids

Don't see it if Not for seniors , Bring back Mary Martin

64
Great singing, Hilarious, Indulgent, Fluffy, Clever

See it if You want a fun family friendly show.

Don't see it if You want something more intelligent or serious.

98
Thought-provoking, Profound, Intense, Resonant, Great acting

See it if You want to experience a great theatrical work that can help one to understand the pathways and environments of thoughts.

Don't see it if you unchangingly want to specifically see the musical of Peter Pan.

Also I think this production is brilliant, original, profound, exhilarating... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you want to "watch" Peter Pan in person. I watched it with my young kids who like the story of Peter Pan.

Don't see it if you want to see a different kind of Peter Pan. You pretty much know how it starts and ends.

26
Indulgent, Sexist, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You are interested in failed experiments. There are things this is trying to say about mothers and daughters that could be quite moving.

Don't see it if It will drive you crazy that 2 women have parallel moments of changing costumes onstage but only the starlet is in forced into her underwear

25
Disappointing, Confusing, Edgy, Cliched

See it if You have a friend in the cast.

Don't see it if Your hoping for a coherent piece of theatre.

Also Sadly it’s not entertaining. Some of the acting is good, but even that... Read more Read less

84
Ambitious, Dizzying, Dark, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you're open to an experimental explosion of the themes of a well-known story.

Don't see it if you're not down for a challenge.

Also Bedlam never takes the easy way out with their storytelling, and this ... Read more Read less

0
Confusing, Disappointing, Dizzying, Excruciating, Raunchy

See it if you do your homework- read all the reviews...nope don't do it.

Don't see it if you've seen any plays in NYC and have any reasonable expectation of a decent show.

2
Confusing, Disappointing, Raunchy, Do not throw your money away

See it if You enjoy middle age swingers clubs

Don't see it if Are looking for that drop of magic that Peter Pan holds

92
Magical, Absorbing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You like creative and non traditional theatre that makes you think and laugh!

Don't see it if You just like the Disney version.

80
Clever, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Funny

See it if you like to be actively engaged in a piece of theater that makes you think and dream about what it means to be a child and an adult.

Don't see it if you need every actor in a play to be a single, naturalistic character from start to finish.

90
Funny, Great acting, Edgy, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You love adventurous, irreverent, intelligent and ridiculous theater, Charles Ludlam, and theater of the absurd at its best.

Don't see it if You believe Peter Pan and the spell it weaves is sacrocant, have a low tolerance for absurdity, don't know the story at all.

During previews
24
Confusing, Disappointing, Wretched, Excruciating, Raunchy

See it if I have been sitting in front of my screen to review this play trying to come up with even 1 reason to see it. I failed, there is none.

Don't see it if You love the JM Barrie story upon which this is based. This version absolutely butchers the beloved original.

During previews
40
Confusing, Disappointing, Dizzying, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you want to be confused and confounded by Bedlam's interpretation. I could not make anything of the form or content; you enjoy experimental

Don't see it if you want to see anything resembling Peter Pan. A very strange mixture of bawdy and silly, confusing mash up of the characters. Not for kids

Also I have enjoyed Bedlam's interpretations of various shows over the last... Read more Read less

During previews
49
Disappointing, Confusing, Overrated, Excruciating, Uneven

See it if You know someone in the cast

Don't see it if You have any other options

Also I'm a fan of Bedlam and look forward to each new production . This has... Read more Read less

During previews
51
Disappointing, Raunchy, Slow, Quirky, Indulgent

See it if not sure there's any reason to bother, even if you've liked Bedlam before. The actors work hard and are skilled - but to no end.

Don't see it if it's raunchy w/o being sexy. The concept is non-existent, except for the need to be different. There are laughs, but they're forced.


November 20th, 2017
"This attempt is both a puzzle and a bummer — too childish to tell the story properly and too adult to access its wonder...The doubling of roles confuses from the beginning...The story noodles and wanders and just plain perplexes. Sometimes it gets pretty lewd...Presumably the actors know what’s ...
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November 20th, 2017
"Bedlam will be playing an anarchic game with this well-worn intellectual property, breaking it open to get at something deep within its heart. And so they do, to truly weird and wonderful effect...This 'Peter Pan' keeps us suspended, delightedly off-balance as we start to recognize truths that w...
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November 22nd, 2017
“Credit the theater company Bedlam with recognizing that the original work is far more ambiguous, disturbing and surreal than it might seem...It isn’t really a performance of the play; it is a remaking of it...Unfortunately, the result is more interesting to think about than to experience...This ...
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November 20th, 2017
"When it’s not sexed-up the show tilts toward being sophomoric...A freewheeling approach to a popular story about flying kids, fairies, and canine nannies isn’t out of the question. But, like the Darling tots, clarity goes missing. That’s not helped when most of the actors in the ensemble play tw...
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