The World Premiere of ‘Peter Pan’ – The Duke of York’s Theatre, London, 27 December 1904

Posted on December 19th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

‘All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.’

J.M. Barrie’s classic play, Peter Pan (aka The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up), received its world premiere at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London on 27 December 1904.

Included below is a newspaper review of the play, that was published on Wednesday 28 December 1904, and also some wonderful illustrations of the main characters in the classic tale.

historical newspaper report on peter pan

The Evening Post – Wednesday 28 December 1904

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000582/19041228/062/0003

historical newspaper report on peter pan

Hull Daily Mail – Thursday 31 January 1929

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000324/19290131/068/0010