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2010-05-05 14:45:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Hayneedle.com, the Official Sponsor of YOUR backyard, is kicking off the Hayneedle.com Backyard Summer campaign by furnishing the Neverland Backyard at J M Barrie's PETER PAN. The U.S. production of the classic play, debuting on San Francisco's historic waterfront, is surrounded with fantasy outdoor pieces specially selected from, and exclusive to Hayneedle.com's variety of online specialty stores. Open now and running throughout the summer, San...

2008-12-15 07:10:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Following clues in Scottish playwright and novelist Sir J.M. Barrie's 1911 novel "Peter and Wendy" and drawing on Barrie's extensive notes about Pan, author Peter Von Brown (http://www.petervonbrown.com) has just published "Peter Pan's NeverWorld" (ISBN 978-1-4357-1396-3, Lulu, http://www.peterpansneverworld.com), the only book to take a precisely accurate approach to the continuation of Barrie's original stories about the boy who refused to grow up....

2008-09-29 12:00:40

A fire in the cardiac wing of London children's hospital may have caused a gas cylinder to explode, prompting evacuations Monday, the hospital director said. Dr. Jane Collins, chief executive at Great Ormond Street Hospital, said between 30 and 40 patients -- some having to be roused from anesthesia pending operations -- their parents and hospital staff were evacuated, The Times of London reported. "There was a fire in the cardiac block this morning ... and that seems to have led to an...

2008-08-02 00:00:19

Youth Music Theatre: UK is the country's biggest provider of musical theatre for young people aged between 11 and 21. The 40 or so cast members of each production were chosen from more than 1,000 who auditioned across the UK earlier this year. Next week they appear at the Barbican Theatre with a new version of Peter Pan. It is written by Nick Stimson, who is no stranger to Plymouth audiences, mainly from his many years associated with the Theatre Royal Young Company, which virtually...

2008-07-29 21:00:31

California's La Jolla Playhouse has announced it plans to present a new Peter Pan play, Peter and the Starcatchers, in the winter of 2009. To be performed by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions, the play is based on Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson's popular novel, Peter and the Starcatchers. The prequel to J.M. Barrie's classic tale, Peter Pan, is to be performed in the La Jolla Playhouse's Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre from Feb. 13 through March 8 next year....

2008-07-13 09:00:24

By Nancy Churnin, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 13--LONDON -- Bringing kids to London? You can take them to the typical tourist attractions -- if you can stand the crowds and the expense. But you can also sample some sites that Londoners prefer, which can provide their own quiet, satisfying and more affordable delights. Here are 10 of our favorites, many of which are gloriously free. Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop You can go to the big toy shops such as Hamleys Toy Store with its Narnia...

2008-06-19 03:00:20

By Alice T. Carter, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jun. 19--In 1974, a 22-year-old Cathy Rigby first soared onstage as Peter Pan. Thirty-four years later, she's still flying high as the boy who vowed never to grow up. "It's been such an amazing show to do. What's not to like about being a kid?" Rigby says. "The part doesn't get old. There are so many different ways to play the character." Rigby, who first became famous as an Olympic gymnast in the late 1960s, should know. She has...

2006-07-14 20:40:00

By Mike Collett-White LONDON -- When the authorized sequel to J.M. Barrie's children's classic "Peter Pan" is published in October, it will not be the only adaptation of the original vying for attention in book stores. Children's author Geraldine McCaughrean has finished writing "Peter Pan in Scarlet" and has given the first hints about what happens to Peter and his young friends in the eagerly awaited follow-up to the 1911 original. Great Ormond Street Hospital, the owner of copyright for...

2006-01-20 00:00:00

LONDON -- The authorized sequel to J.M. Barrie's children's classic "Peter Pan" is complete, but the title is the only detail the publishers are prepared to give away. "Peter Pan in Scarlet," written by author Geraldine McCaughrean, is the official follow up to the well known tale of Tinker Bell, Wendy, Captain Hook and the boy who never grew up. It is due to be published on October 5 by Oxford University Press, according to Great Ormond Street Hospital for children, which was given the...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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