Already closed | 1h 45m | Midtown W

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

During previews
63
Disappointing, Confusing, Slow

See it if you must see everything Bedlam does, an understandable point of view, but misleading in this case.

Don't see it if you are hoping for kinetic, engaging, emotional theater, which this company is usually capable of.

During previews
22
Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing, Slow, Embarrassing

See it if You love Bedlam and want to support them, hell or high water.

Don't see it if You love Bedlam and would like to keep doing so. An indulgent, embarrassing mess, overly conceptual & dead on arrival.

Also Five of the best theatre nights of my life were Bedlam's productions o... Read more Read less

During previews
40
Confusing, Funny, Intelligent, Raunchy, Messy

See it if you are a fan of the original novel and want to see an intelligent and thoughtful deconstruction of some of its more adult themes.

Don't see it if you don't know the original, are looking for a fully successful theatrical work, want clear storytelling, dislike overtly sexual material.

Also Much of this was fascinating experimentation, almost all of it represe... Read more Read less

During previews
40
Disappointing, Banal, Insipid, Slow

See it if you are a hardcore theatre fan who wants to see everything or are a dedicated Bedlam fan.

Don't see it if expect to see a coherent story with well defined characters and plot.

Also A truly disappointing production from Bedlam and director Eric Tucker.... Read more Read less

During previews
53
Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky

See it if You love quirky theater

Don't see it if You expect a more traditional Peter pan

During previews
26
Confusing, Slow, Disappointing, Unclear vision, Intriguing design

See it if You’re looking for an experimental theatre piece & comfortable seeing a deconstructed take that doesn’t fully follow the original narrative

Don't see it if You’re a fan of the original play. You’re looking for an easy to follow adaptation of Peter Pan. This is not a family experience.

Also The rules of engagement and the structure of the play are very confusi... Read more Read less

During previews
24
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if you are prepared to discount every good thing you believe about Bedlam.

Don't see it if Just don't see it.

During previews
85
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Funny, Quirky

See it if You enjoy Bedlam productions, appreciate a free-wheeling production, have a silly sense of humor, and love Peter Pan.

Don't see it if Expect a faithful adaptation of the original or need a conventional story line. Would be confusing if you didn’t know the Peter Pan story.

Also I found it just as hilarious and intriguing as other Bedlam production... Read more Read less

During previews
91
Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Confusing, Polarizing

See it if you want to empathize with actors as they explore a text with an audience, and learn what the source material means to them on a gut level.

Don't see it if you don't like Wooster group, studio seating, The Deuce, post-modernism, surly Darlings, I Love Lucy, UNO, repetition...

Also This show diverges from Bedlam's previous work, and is a great chance ... Read more Read less

During previews
100
Funny, Delightful, Clever, Must see, Great staging

See it if You like clever theater. This show made me laugh throughout, I’m going to see it after it opens and bringing friends!

Don't see it if You want the Disney version.

During previews
99
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you're sick to death of boring theater and you want to be inspired by great actors and design. best show I've seen in a long time

Don't see it if you liked the one with Allison Williams, but seriously it is a very hip interpretation for a sophisticated contemporary theater viewer

During previews
100
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Resonant

See it if You love Bedlam, want to laugh your butt off and appreciate unconventional adaptations. It's really sexy too! Had a great time with friends!

Don't see it if you are expecting your Grandma's Peter Pan. Meaning, the same version you've seen 500 times. This is a totally original production.

During previews
45
Confusing

See it if You appreciate talented actors

Don't see it if You prefer remotely linear narrative

During previews
100
Enchanting, Edgy, Must see

See it if You love moving, hilarious, incredibly acted and out-of-the-box theatre. Every moment is rich, nuanced and gorgeously rendered. Truly unique

Don't see it if You want a traditional, Disney-like retelling of the story, or have really strict opinions on what Peter Pan "should be."

During previews
91
Absorbing, Entertaining, Edgy, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy being intellectually engaged and want to see a new exciting take on an old classic. Visually beautiful and playful style.

Don't see it if You don’t like downtown theater and can’t think outside of the box. You have limited ability to connect ideas and abstract thoughts.


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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